How to Groom A Maltese (Puppy Cut) – Do-It-Yourself Dog Grooming

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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20[Music]hello everyone today we're going to bedoing a puppy cut on a Maltese so beforewe get started I just want to go oversome of the equipment that we're gonnabe using in this video the first thingwe're gonna be using of course are ourclippers we're going to be using a 10Watch at: 00:20 / 00:40blade for the corner of the eyes and thearound the private area we're going tobe using a 40 blade to shave out thepads of the feet and to use underneathour comb guard our attachment come herewhich we're going to use to do theactual puppy cut you can use a 40 bladeor a 30 blade they're pretty muchinterchangeable and we're going to beWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00using the oak comb today however you canchoose any comb guard length you'd likedepending on how long you want the puppycut to be but today we're going to beusing the bow comb guards I'm gonna beusing our slicker brush our fine toothedcomb our thinning shears our curvedscissors and of course we'll need a pairof nail clippers to trim your dog'sWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20toenailstoday we're going to give Nicky here apuppy cut he is a nine month old Maltesepuppy and we were gonna give him a butbecause we're gonna take about half ofthis length off you can see he's kind ofgrowing out he has been cooked beforeeven though he's a puppy so let's getstarted our first thing we're gonna doWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40of course is shave the patch of thisBeachand I'm using a 40 blade you can use a40 blade or a 30 bility to shave out thepastorWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00[Music]and you just want to kind of scoop in alittle bit and just make sure this isall nice and clean and clear where thepads that they have really good tractionWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20good boy we're gonna take up our fortyblame on us which puts ten blade and youcan attend blade we're going to shavearound this private area here seized byWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40the year mark okay pretend blade on itclean all that up so that stays nice andclean[Music]you want to be real careful cuz it'seasy to cut them right here and the skinWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00everybody can do it it's just pull theirleg out like this just want to make surethat you always know where their skin isjust kind of feel just make sure youdon't cut[Applause]Watch at: 03:00 / 03:20[Applause]and that's about what we want it to looklike so it's not be nice and clearedawaygood boy Nicky good boy put my tummystrap back on him see the puppies kindWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40of Wiggly and I'm gonna make sure hedoesn't fall off the tableI'm gonna switch back to our 40 bladeand again you can use a 40 blade or a 30blade and we're gonna put a combattachmentwe're gonna use an oats home for himsnap that right on we're gonna startWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00cutting it I'm gonna take this noose offhere and I'm gonna start right at thebase of this year's hereWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20[Music]I'm gonna hold on those ears to makesure they don't get caught in myclippers there[Music]Watch at: 04:20 / 04:40[Music]and as you can see the outcome is takingWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00off quite a bit of length really the thelength is up to you you can go throughthe bottom so the pet grooming web sitesand you can buy these come Bart's in alldifferent lines we have anotherinformational site on our website aboutthe different mice and differentcomparison what legs they leave butWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20really it just depends on what what youwant your dog to look like so you seethat's taken off about half of thatmaybe a little more than thatso after get fair women for the film useback on because I would make sure thathe doesn't fall off the tableWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40[Music]I'm just going to work maybe back hereI'm going to brush against the hair hereWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00take my foot purse and go with the[Music][Music]Watch at: 06:00 / 06:20the more we go over the smoother it'sgonna look so fluff up again just clickwhat there[Music][Applause][Music]Watch at: 06:20 / 06:40[Music]a lot of stomach here what we're gonnado is we're going to brush up full underthe skin like this it's kind of gonnaWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00seize got that pretty loose skin so wegently just kind of pull that up[Music]Watch at: 07:00 / 07:20[Music]and repetition is really the key togetting a nice smooth finish with thesepuppy petsWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40[Music]Watch at: 07:40 / 08:00[Music][Applause][Music]you're starting to get a nice finishhere nice and smooth[Music]Watch at: 08:00 / 08:20[Music]itWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40[Music]go ahead and put this strap back onfurther notice tail out of the way thisWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00might get a little better view[Music][Music]let's go all the way gently down therear end there[Music]Watch at: 09:00 / 09:20but oh hey you keep your boy you're justWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40going to fluff up baby on this side[Music]Watch at: 09:40 / 10:00in here on the stomach these are handsand kind of hold that skinWatch at: 10:00 / 10:20[Music]Watch at: 10:20 / 10:40I'm just going to read watch therepetition will make it smoothWatch at: 10:40 / 11:00[Music]good boy clean off my blade here so thisWatch at: 11:00 / 11:20cool pair of NSYNC he's a little bitnervous he's only had a few haircut sothis is all kind of new to him but he'spretty good-sized multi so you get aWatch at: 11:20 / 11:40really good idea of the puppy pet andthis would be the same cut that youwould do on maybe like a Havanese or aShizuo or lhasa any dog that lookssimilar that you would want to keep in ashort clip like this[Music]Watch at: 11:40 / 12:00good boy he's sitting down see this iskind of messy hair here I'm just gonnaWatch at: 12:00 / 12:20fluff that up and just go down around[Music]I'm gonna lift up this leg so I can getWatch at: 12:20 / 12:40in this chest a little better there[Music]new boy Nicky good boyWatch at: 12:40 / 13:00[Music]if I hover though that has nice strongyes he's a puppy so he's okay to standup with his legs like the lift upSlate's here go down this also with myWatch at: 13:00 / 13:20card just like that[Music]nice smooth cash now if you have a dogthat's older they may not be able tosupport themselves so if that's the caseWatch at: 13:20 / 13:40she's gonna have to do the best you canwith scooping it around and enhance it[Music]Watch at: 13:40 / 14:00you can say I'm really starting to get anice shape I'm go ahead and put thisback on for a minute so they work thesefront legs you want to make sure thatyou keep their heads out of the waybecause a lot of times they can try tolick the Clippers and I'll make it cutWatch at: 14:00 / 14:20their tongues[Music]Watch at: 14:20 / 14:40Watch at: 14:40 / 15:00[Music]Watch at: 15:00 / 15:20now we'll use scissors to finish offfeet they're the inside of the leg Ilike to pick up the other legWatch at: 15:20 / 15:40[Music]Watch at: 15:40 / 16:00I'm just gonna do the same thing withthe other leg hold it out[Music]Watch at: 16:00 / 16:19and as you can see her we really startgetting nice shape[Music]mr. we're going to switch our scissors Iwant to do some hand scissoring andwe're going to go back over his neck andthen we're going to finish its head lastI like to do the head last because IWatch at: 16:19 / 16:40like to get the body's iron so I canmake that the head proportionate to thelength of the body feet here like thisall of this hair downnow we're gonna scissor around away fromthe pack we're gonna make a circle onWatch at: 16:40 / 17:00the bottom of the path you can see thatalone will give us a pretty good shapeand then you can just kind of take itWatch at: 17:00 / 17:20from there and meeting it up and I liketo set the foot down a lot so I can kindof get an idea of what a bowl if I'munderstanding naturally just wake upWatch at: 17:20 / 17:40again and I'm just gonna swoop acrossand around motion take it off just alittle bit the top of it make it niceand round a little bit more even thoughWatch at: 17:40 / 18:00all of this there's so I'm gonna feelWatch at: 18:00 / 18:20like sure I know exactly where his skinis if they don't want to come skin putmy fingers in the back here feelingwhere his skin is I'm just gonna cutthis extra here and aroundWatch at: 18:20 / 18:40right here take my curved scissors Iprefer curved says they're keeping youstraight scissors just gonna clean upall these edges these are comb brush ifWatch at: 18:40 / 19:00anything's out of place now especiallyif you wanna be real careful you wannamake sure you know where all his skin isWatch at: 19:00 / 19:20Watch at: 19:20 / 19:40[Music]Watch at: 19:40 / 20:00getting idea what it looks likeWatch at: 20:00 / 20:20Watch at: 20:20 / 20:40gonna be sitting around to shape theirto take my scissors and put on the backor leg it's my calling fluff out theWatch at: 20:40 / 21:00extra hereWatch at: 21:00 / 21:20this little boy who's come here finishedup line upI'm just going to kind of get a look outfrom some different angles I really justWatch at: 21:20 / 21:40want to take your time just keep puttingmy foot down looking at itbrush the hair out see what looks out ofplace just keep this side pretty wellWatch at: 21:40 / 22:00Watch at: 22:00 / 22:20scissored see the difference fan orWatch at: 22:20 / 22:40scissor fog when our Sun this is our passcissored pull and our and this is ourbump see I'll make sure we know whereWatch at: 22:40 / 23:00this skin is way there it's abouteverything that's sticking outWatch at: 23:00 / 23:20so I get a scissor this side I'll showthat you're down I'm going to cut thelevel with the pad all the hair away andthe pad underneath around put it downWatch at: 23:20 / 23:40see what looks like you see I've alreadygot a pretty good shape just better thanthat looks like push it up good boyWatch at: 23:40 / 24:00Watch at: 24:00 / 24:20active see but tell me from this sideWatch at: 24:20 / 24:40Watch at: 24:40 / 25:00sure about whatever seems that placeWatch at: 25:00 / 25:20Watch at: 25:20 / 25:40step one foot left is yours nice is herWatch at: 25:40 / 26:00Watch at: 26:00 / 26:20feetI'm in our Unser's or fight stuff justspit up brush all that hair down cut itlevel with the pad I'm going to cut itWatch at: 26:20 / 26:40all the way from the pad and a roundmotionsit back down see what it looks like[Music]Watch at: 26:40 / 27:00opposite leg I'm gonna brush this outWatch at: 27:00 / 27:20this is it holding the other leg upWatch at: 27:20 / 27:40Watch at: 27:40 / 28:00fluff up under scale here get myscissors turn this way understand theirWatch at: 28:00 / 28:20heart they are down the middle of thetailWatch at: 28:20 / 28:40take a little bit off engraver tails outlong if you'd like again just personalWatch at: 28:40 / 29:00preference how your groom their tailWatch at: 29:00 / 29:20started even that a little that's thereto pick up a tiny bit hair you can goover to get the comb guard if you wantto meeting it up a little bit moreWatch at: 29:20 / 29:40[Applause]Watch at: 29:40 / 30:00cheers I'm gonna cut out the corners ofhis eyes here for the eye I just want toWatch at: 30:00 / 30:20do some quick snips just get away allthat hair look especially white dogshows up you can see they have tearingWatch at: 30:20 / 30:40you see it's really starting to get thatcleared away so you can see now it wasWatch at: 30:40 / 31:00ice cleared out I'm going to switch backto my 30 or 40 legsI need a SIM card that I use on thisbody I'm just gonna fluff all the hairWatch at: 31:00 / 31:20on top of his head up[Music]Watch at: 31:20 / 31:40I'm just going to go over it reallightly[Music]so I started to get some shapeWatch at: 31:40 / 32:00[Music]hold on those ear and they go down justsort of meeting that up where we startedhere hold it up I'm gonna go down theWatch at: 32:00 / 32:20sides of this cheek just real lightlywith the same come bar[Music]same thing on the other sideWatch at: 32:20 / 32:39[Music]see I'm starting to eat some shape I'mgonna take my scissors and cut someWatch at: 32:39 / 33:00bangs therekupo away fluff up my mind I'm justWatch at: 33:00 / 33:20gonna use my scissors didn't you know ohlet's let's stick it up around themotion go very lightly over the top hereWatch at: 33:20 / 33:39boyversus board make sure you no longer getaway from his eyes good boy boy hold onWatch at: 33:39 / 34:00Watch at: 34:00 / 34:20whose ear fold it over trim all of thisaround and this is actually where weWatch at: 34:20 / 34:40started with our home gaurd going downso we're just going to kind of make thema little face here trim the hair niceWatch at: 34:40 / 35:00Jen you can do this as long or short asyou want it I like to have a kind ofshort round face and people like to havea little bit longer like a beard so itWatch at: 35:00 / 35:20just depends on whatever looks good toyou you just continue do the same thingto the other side and continue to workour way around hold up the ear so wedon't cut the ear flip all that hair outyou can see where we started our combguard right there so we have like thislittle edge but we also have sort of theshape of the faceWatch at: 35:20 / 35:40[Music]Watch at: 35:40 / 36:00we're gonna take her scissors rightacross his chin meets up you can seeWatch at: 36:00 / 36:20we're really got a shape here eventhat's a little bit messy still got ourbasic shape and then as far you knowfrom here it just really depends on whatyou like again you can leave this longWatch at: 36:20 / 36:40and kind of more squared off or you cantake your thinning shears and cut itdown and make it circle around it justdepends on what you like so you canchange the shape quite a bit it's niceback on it's a very really good an ideaWatch at: 36:40 / 37:00of that sort of like long beard a face Ilike it very shortened around so whatWatch at: 37:00 / 37:20I'm gonna do is take my thinning shearsand I'm going to finish air all this offand make it rounder and smaller that'sjust personal preference if you likethat kind of long and beardy that's finetooWatch at: 37:20 / 37:40and I'd like to use my thinning shearsfor this once again it just looks morenaturalWatch at: 37:40 / 38:00the idea here pallets are they lookdifferent thanks finishers just kind ofWatch at: 38:00 / 38:20shape it around what do you see thedifference that's sort of your longbeard side and I'll get my short roundside see I'm gonna do the same thing tothis side as we like the short roundWatch at: 38:20 / 38:40take that whole edge off good boyWatch at: 38:40 / 39:00you just have to be patient especiallywith puppies sometimes it takes a littlebit longerWatch at: 39:00 / 39:20I make sure everything hold on because Idon't want to slip and cut around aWatch at: 39:20 / 39:40little shorter rounder puppeyface okayWatch at: 39:40 / 40:00Watch at: 40:00 / 40:20we're going to do is ears and again sameWatch at: 40:20 / 40:40thing with the ears I'm short little alldepends on what you like sure the earsbrushed out over to your fingers all theway down depending on how long or shortyou want I'm just going to trim that upWatch at: 40:40 / 41:00holding it down you kind of get an ideaof how it looks probably see some hairsticking out of the backoh boyWatch at: 41:00 / 41:20do a busier brush straight down littletango here some anything you sure to saythat and you can see here this extraWatch at: 41:20 / 41:40Watch at: 41:40 / 42:00hair back here just turn that I thinkWatch at: 42:00 / 42:20Watch at: 42:20 / 42:40we're doing with our puppy push ourWatch at: 42:40 / 43:00Maltese puppy head the end

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  1. The term puppy cut is so over used and no one knows how to correctly use it. Puppy cut is one length all over doesn’t matter how short or long. Using this term doesn’t specify how much to take off the body, ears, tail, head and muzzle.

  2. Good grooming video, but your camera guy needs to stop messing with the camera & making all that crackling noise! It is very bad!! I almost quit watching but your teaching was so informative. Good luck.

  3. Why is your camera person making so much noise detracting from what could have been a very good DIY video? You explain and demonstrate this very well even with the distraction.

  4. My Marylin Monroe has a curly hair and is a pure bred akc maltese.what brand of shaver do you use,she always gets matted an is brushed daily she gets spaded march 15 omg need a cone for make it look so easy and my groomer comes to my home. very good video.

  5. Wow, an Amazing tutorial!!!! Thank you! This will be such a great help when trimming on my Maltese!!! You are so good with the doggie you’re trimming!! ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Wow! I've watched many tutorials, but this was demonstrated & explained in a much easier easy to follow instruction! Slower pace, and repetition of important steps & tips were very helpful! Love the finished result, and I feel I can now do a better DIY on my Havenese, which you mentioned was a very similar style. Thank you very much! It would also be nice to know your first name, if willing to provide, you are so pleasant to watch! 🙂


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