Grooming the face

Grooming is an important part of looking after your Schnauzer. Regular grooming will help keep your Schnauzer healthy and comfortable and you will spot potential problems early. Whether you decide to clip or strip your Schnauzer, help is on hand. Schnauzers are generally a non-shedding breed and will require a fair amount of grooming to get rid of dead hair.
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Kelly anoop
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Grooming the face

Post by Kelly anoop » 05 Sep 2019, 22:06

Hi having a bit of a nightmare with schnauzer miniature puppy and grooming of the face I don’t know if anyone else has struggled with there’s not sure weather it’s because his eyebrows are so big he can’t see so he permanently moves his head around if u go near his eyes please help
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Re: Grooming the face

Post by Oscar 12345 » 06 Sep 2019, 09:58

Hi Kelly, welcome to the forum. Some schnauzers, probably most initially are scared by the sight of scissors close to the face and especially near the eyes. Is it scissoring or clipping or both? For scissoring the eyebrows for example, try coming from the back of his head. Hold chin in palm and gently hold beard so that you don't get sudden movement and trim from behind, his head shouldn't move around that way because he can't see the scissors. With the hair between the eyes when a pup I gently but firmly hold the muzzle with the head looking down so he can't see the scissors and do a bit at a time. Try just holding the muzzle at first and then releasing and treating so no scissors until you can hold the muzzle without any struggle. It just takes time and lots of patience until he realises that nothing bad is going to come. A few months on and he will be sitting still for you.
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