Grooming Your Dog at Home (Shih Tzu Chin Hair Edition)



Should you groom your dog at home?

Taking your pet to the groomers can get costly especially if they only need a trim. But you’re asking yourself, “Can I groom my dog at home myself?” The answer is a resounding yes! Grooming your Shih Tzu at home with scissors isn’t as hard as you first might think–trimming a Shih Tzu’s chin area is probably the easiest thing to groom, in my opinion.

We are not experts – full disclosure, but keep in mind that Leona the Lion has to always be camera-ready and we’d never do anything to jeopardize that. This year at BarkWorld 2016, we met some great people from Andis Grooming. Their customer education specialist, Megan, was super helpful with giving us tips on trimming our Shih Tzu at home.



Leona even starred in a few of their videos and in return, we were given a pair of the Andis Grooming and Thinning Shears. Megan gave us such a wonderful demo that we felt comfortable and confident in doing it ourselves. (We won’t we opening a grooming salon in Brooklyn any time soon-you can rest assured) but being able to do a simple dog trim at home is certainly a great thing for us.

Andis pet grooming & thinning shears

Below is our first Shih Tzu grooming video as well as an affiliate link to purchase your own pair of pet thinning shears from Andis on Amazon.

Equipment for trimming your pet at home: You will need sharp scissors, pair of pet grooming and thinning shears, a comb or brush, sexy music to get you hyped up and treats for your pup because, well, you don’t need a reason to give them treat, you just do!

Do you groom your pet at home? What’s your best “grooming your dog at home” tip?

Leave a comment below and let’s discuss.

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  • October 24, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Growing up, we did have a dog and my mom would groom her. It was a long process, she did not like bath time, but it helped us save money. We do not have a dog at the moment, but are looking to get one soon! 🙂 I like the idea of putting on some music while grooming.


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