How Do I Cut Yorkie’s Hair?

My Yorkie’s hair is getting long and I wanted to know some tips on how to cut its hair. I do not want to take it to the groomer, I want to learn to cut his hair myself. I have tried a couple of times, I am having a hard time getting it to not be afraid of the scissors. Any advice?

Are you cutting him short? Like finger length? Or are you just doing a trim on him and still keeping it long? If you’re keeping it long and you have no expierience it might be a good idea to take him to a groomer so his hair stays even. If you want it short then try this. I do mine this way.
First of all, get him exhaust him! Play with him for a long time so he gets really, really tired. When I do mine I give them any kind a bone treat they don’t normally get (Something that lasts awhile). It keeps them entertained so they lie still and should distract him from being scared. He will see it as a good thing because he gets a bone. Put your fingers close to his skin with the hair in between them and cut the hair. Do that all over his body until he is short! It will take a few hours though and you will need to let him have breaks. It would be faster with clippers if the dogs not afraid of them. (one of mine is so I can’t use them on him) It would be a good idea to have someone hold him when you do around his face. Good Luck!

Oh and when you do his tummy area, if you could have someone hold the bone up so that he has to stand while he chews on it, it would be easier for you!

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18 Responses to “How Do I Cut Yorkie’s Hair?”

  1. waltonluke63 says:

    how would i know?
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  2. CJ Dub says:

    maybe you can take a grooming class
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  3. pezhead says:

    Advice: suck it up and take it to a groomer
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  4. Holly says:

    Well hello. Mate let me tell ya,you should get on youtube, or buy a puppy grooming kit/book for starters
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  5. Angel Boy says:

    just go for it. its your hair and u should have it your way! what ever u think looks good!
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  6. pinkciv says:

    Leave it to the professionals or the poor thing is just going to look like it got run over by a law mower.
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  7. a.solana@sbcglobal.net says:

    You take it to the local vet. they’ll know what’s best. If that doesn’t help, then by your self, just trust yourself and cut it with scissors so that there are no split ends. To do that, you can ask your local hair dresser.
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  8. crazythingies says:

    The hair is supposed to be very long. I would only trim 1/4" at a time if you can’t stand it dragging on the ground. Then Pony tail on the forehead to keep out of eyes.

    Regarding the scissors, try cesar milan techniques. Animalplanet.com then search "dog whisperer"
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  9. Kelsea says:

    i have a teacup yorkie.
    and i would take him to a grooming center.
    yorkies are gental animals.

    hope i helped.
    (:
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  10. Shell Bell says:

    I would try it you dont really know what your doing….. i would take him to the groomer…cuz it real hard to do. i know i work for groomers as a bather…
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  11. Ashley says:

    I have a yorkiepoo and i just cut his hair the other night. It is very hard to get them to not be afraid of something that you are using to change them. If you put something up to their bodies, they are going to be a little scared cause they think you may hurt them. Once you have cuts his hair a few times, he will get used to it. What i do in the meantime though, is put him in my lap between my legs so its harder for him to move and try to keep him still. If you do have more questions, you could go up to petsmart or another pet store and they should answer any questions you have. hope i helped!!
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  12. jay says:

    i think your best bet would be take your dog to the groomer, and ask if you could stay and watch. best way to learn is to watch someone who knows what they are doing.
    if the groomer won’t let you, look around for someone who will.
    you could tell the groomer you tru intentions….wanting to learn
    or you could just tell the groomer that your dog gets nervous or upset or something around people it doesn’t know, so you would like to stick around while the dog is groomed
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  13. shamosa says:

    you are bad boy
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  14. Jill says:

    You can probably get a book on it, I would imagine. But something to keep in mind, groomers do more than just cut the hair you can see. I have a toy poodle and they are known for getting lots of ear hair, which has to be plucked out. I had planned on cutting her hair myself til I realized I would still need to pluck her ear hair and clip her nails, which I cannot do. So you may want to consider a groomer. I’ve never paid more than 25 or 30 dollars and I can usually go a couple months in between cuts.
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  15. Jane L says:

    Are you cutting him short? Like finger length? Or are you just doing a trim on him and still keeping it long? If you’re keeping it long and you have no expierience it might be a good idea to take him to a groomer so his hair stays even. If you want it short then try this. I do mine this way.
    First of all, get him exhaust him! Play with him for a long time so he gets really, really tired. When I do mine I give them any kind a bone treat they don’t normally get (Something that lasts awhile). It keeps them entertained so they lie still and should distract him from being scared. He will see it as a good thing because he gets a bone. Put your fingers close to his skin with the hair in between them and cut the hair. Do that all over his body until he is short! It will take a few hours though and you will need to let him have breaks. It would be faster with clippers if the dogs not afraid of them. (one of mine is so I can’t use them on him) It would be a good idea to have someone hold him when you do around his face. Good Luck!

    Oh and when you do his tummy area, if you could have someone hold the bone up so that he has to stand while he chews on it, it would be easier for you!
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  16. DJ says:

    I use clippers with gaurds he gets a cut every two weeks, i have a pompoo! the first coupke of times i needed my husbands help but now he just lays there and gets one….start with clippers cuz scissors might cut him/her!
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