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Old 07-04-2011, 01:11 PM
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Default Any one know about shaving a dog..???

My german shepard Koda is a long hair. He is really hot. I would estimate hes fur is about 3" thick. Now I dont want to shave him bald, but I was considering giving him a fur cut. Stacey is set on not doing it that its not good for the dog. But I would think leaving him with an inch or so would be ok. I know when I get my hair cut I feel a ton better.

Any animal guys have any input....???
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:13 PM
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Default Re: Any one know about shaving a dog..???

yea he'll be cooler and it wont hurt him at all. get the clippers with the inch spacer and shave him down. he'll be lighter too. i wana see before and after pics. lol
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:18 PM
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thanks, he looks like a bear right now! lol after we get back home and settled down Ill look into it. I hav heard that they have an insulator coat right above their skin, I just want to "thin" him out a bit!

HA! the hair I get from brushing him would make 3 nice blankets!
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:20 PM
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sounds like m dogs..
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:31 PM
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yeah its totally okay to cut his fur off, as long as u leave a little there...as previously stated 1 inch is perfect. my dog has long hair too and every summer we tend to give him a shave so that he can cool down easier
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:36 PM
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I get it done professionally for $40 and that includes the nails getting clipped. If you are keen on doing it yourself they say not cut it shorter then a #3 if that helps.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:07 PM
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I paid $180 for Oster clippers quite a few years ago. I still have 'em. I had 2 dogs that I trimmed twice a year.
The human cutters are a lot less than the dog clippers, and it's the same set.
BUT, if you can get it done for $40 or so a year, you'll be money ahead to let someone else do it.
It makes a big mess and if you do yourself it on a hot day when you are sweating - Holy Smokes!
If you have just the one dog, take it to a shop.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:16 PM
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Just take him somewhere to have it done.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:25 PM
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Go to petsmart and get it professionally done. Get something called a "Furrinator", inculdes nail clippings, bath, and shave. All for 80 bucks. I do it to my golden all the time.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:27 PM
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My dogs name is Koda
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: Any one know about shaving a dog..???

When we cut our basset hounds nails or trim him we have to give him a sedative to knock him out.

They are 14 dollars at the vet and work great.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:17 PM
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Default Re: Any one know about shaving a dog..???

i think they were talking about the fur stl.. lol.. but thats a good price to get their nails clipped..
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:21 PM
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Default Re: Any one know about shaving a dog..???

me and my dad used to shave my chow all the time let me try and find some pics, idt i have any but its okay to shave ya dog, just get a good set of trimmers, and (a) knock the dog out and do it or (b) dont knock the dog out and do it, we have never knocked out my chow when she was alive, she hated it but most the times she just laid down while we did it
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:29 PM
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i think they were talking about the fur stl.. lol.. but thats a good price to get their nails clipped..
price was for sedatives, and he said trim (fur) and cut nails
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: Any one know about shaving a dog..???

I know how you feel. My 6 month old puppy needs her hair cut, too.
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