I'm irritated... our groomer nicked Jackson again, on his front leg... fairly big little area he has been licking. I noticed him licking, and it seemed a bit irritated and then it turned into a big scab. She definitely got down to the skin. I have been putting coconut oil on it which seemed to help, and the first night I put a little dab of neosporin cream and watched him for a while so he didn't lick it. It is looking better.
But it sucks because the groomer is SO nice, and really seems to care a lot about what she does, and I love the way she styles his hair, she is the only one who seems to style it the way I like, for the most part and is also the best price (she's a mobile groomer, I won't take him to a place where I have to leave him), However this happened before with a fairly big nick on his skin folds by his back legs last year, and after I emailed her a pic, etc, she offered me a free groom and said she was sorry... but it's the fact that she is not telling me up front! I am SURE he let out a yelp (he's a drama queen anyways) so I am positive she knew what she did. Now that it's happened a second time and she hasn't told me....
ANYWAYS. I never thought I'd say it, but I feel like I want to just invest my money and time in learning to groom him myself. I think he would be better for me, and we could take our time if needed, and since he was just groomed professionally, I'll have a good start and place to follow.
I like his body very short, like this
It can't be THAT hard right?!?
And I want his face to be more like this (not him, another yorkie):
Where do I begin?!
For Jackson, who does not have thick hair and is kept short year round, what clippers would you suggest for his body?
I was looking at these:
(Andis 7 piece pro pet clipper with professional blade) - $70
Wahl pro series complete pet clipper corded or cordless - $40
I'd prefer to spend less but if one is really better than the other, I'll go with pricier. But like I said, don't need anything super fancy, he's just kept shaved down short. Is there a particular blade # or comb that is used for this cut? (clueless here!!)
Would something like this be good for ears and such?
As far as nail clipping, I'll leave the clipping to the vet. However I want to invest in a grinder of sorts. But Jax can be somewhat noise sensitive, so I need something quieter that gets the job done.
this is what he looks like right now:
Any help would be great!