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    I have issues trying to trim my puppy at all...she's only 5 months, but she's a wiggle worm!! We do trim her ears, though. She's so picky and won't drink her water if her ears fall into the dish. Good luck trimming your baby!

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    I'd say buy a pair of thinning scissors for the most natural look. I trim Dylan's feet, tummy and leg feather and I don't think you'd ever notice as you get such a soft edge with these scissors. I once took a tiny bit off his ears, only 5mm, as they looked dry. It looked too straight so I softened it with the thinning scissors.
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    I tried some thinning scissors with my old dog Becky, but didn't get on very well with them. I seemed to have to pull at the fur to get it to cut. Did I just have a duff pair, or was I lacking the technique?

    I agree that with normal scissors you get a blunt look, so perhaps I'll have another go with thinning scissors if somebody can give me some tips.
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    she currently looks very blunt but at least she isnt getting them covered in gunk anymore
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    I tried one of those Spaniel bowls that come in at the top - the ears are supposed to fall to the outside to stop them getting wet. Neither Toby or Rufus would drink out of it - no idea why! So gone back to the normal one and soggy ears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Bell View Post
    I tried some thinning scissors with my old dog Becky, but didn't get on very well with them. I seemed to have to pull at the fur to get it to cut. Did I just have a duff pair, or was I lacking the technique?

    I agree that with normal scissors you get a blunt look, so perhaps I'll have another go with thinning scissors if somebody can give me some tips.
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xF20TGF3Srw

    Scroll forward to 1.40mins and you will see you do pull the scissors through the hair or chop and pull the cut hair out. My daughter is a hairdresser and I use her thinning scissors, I would expect to pay £20 for thinning scissors, they go up into the hundreds, and I personally would get human ones.
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    I had a look at this and I might have another go with a new pair of scissor. Thanks Pauline.
    Jan
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