Before you give your dog a haircut or trim, it’s important to wash their hair. Dog shampoo or baby shampoo works great. Wet their hair, then lather the shampoo, and scrub it in. Rinse the shampoo and towel dry.
Make sure to brush out the dog’s hair before you cut it. The clippers will grip the hair more and won’t get caught in mats.
There are a lot of different brushes for dogs. We recommend using a slicker brush for a Yorkie.
When using clippers on a Yorkie’s hair, start at their neck and work your way down. Keep the clipper moving in the same direction that the hair is growing. The clippers need to be moving at all times. The hair will be choppy if you pause or stop.