Tips and tricks for dog grooming, this video focus' on how to groom the feet of an Irish Setter.
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Take a little bit of hair off of Jessie’s feet. He hasn’t got very much hair there yet but I'll just get him used to having his feet trimmed because I don’t think he’d be very happy about that, will you Jess? So, it’s just a case of picking up that thought, pulling the hair up from between the toes and just trimming off with the thinning scissors at the top.
It’s quite important when you got a puppy that is playing up to carry on grooming him. So, make sure that he knows he’s got to be groomed and he’s not going to win by grumbling. He’s now going to try and eat the thinning scissors. So, it’s just the case of picking up the hair from between the toes and using the thinning scissors on the top.
As you can see, it gives quite a clean finish when you remove all the hair that's grown throughout. I'll just do this little one at front. As you can see, that has given him quite a smooth finish now. And then, take the smaller scissors and just trim around the edge of his feet.
Now, he might wriggle quite considerably at this, if that, also I'm going to do lye him down and it’ll be easier because believe it or not, when he’s lying down he’s actually in a position that is surrendering so it makes it easier for me and then you just trim around his feet. Trim around the edge of the pats. I'm not doing to do this as precisely as I would on an adult because he won’t want to lie there for the length of time.
So, I'm just going to go around the edge of each pad. It’s a good idea to check the inside of the pads as well for chewing gum because believe it or not I've actually found lumps of chewing gum that dogs have picked at the street, wedged it in there and causing quite a sore foot. So, check for mud and chewing or anything that could be caught on the inside there because it can be quite painful if it’s left in there.
So, trim around the pad, and this back one, trim around the edge so that his feet look neat. Okay then, the back feet, are just a little bit different from the front feet. In that, we have to trim down the hawk. So, you trim exactly the same between the toes to get all the excess hair away just the same as on the front feet.
And then trim around the pads with a small sharp scissors. And when you do the hawks, you get a comb, a wide tooth comb this is,. And you just comb it backwards so that all the hair sticks out and then take the thinning scissors and trim downwards. If you always remember to trim down which you’ll never get any steps, just trim it into the foot. And you got a nice smooth line right down to the pad and then you just do the other back foot the same.