This is something I haven't done for a while now that I've started showing my fur babies but I have done it and hopefully my head won't grow too big but I do think that I did a better job than the groomers I've used in the past You don't need to have the most expensive pet clippers... I don't ! All I have is a clipper set from Wahl with a load of attachments which only cost around £25 from argos. The first time I sent my Benji to a groomer, I was horrified when he came back with a big bald patch that was grazed on his neck... right where his collar sits and bleeding toe nails because they'd been cut too short... curse those black nails ! That was when I decided that the next time he was trimmed, I was going to do it myself god help him lol It really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, I simply put the longest attachment on the clippers and started going in the direction of growth from his head (leaving his ears and face), right down his neck, then from the middle of his back down his body and legs. I found the legs a real worry as I was scared of catching the thin skin in his armpits and down the backs of his back legs but I kept going along the direction of growth and it was fine. When that was all done, I brushed his coat up to show any long bits, if it was really bad and uneven, then I'd run the clippers over him again, this time going against the growth so working upwards from his feet. Benji has dew claws on all four feet so I started just above them. The last thing I did with the clippers is his ears. I layed it across my hand nice and flat, then ran the clippers in direction of hair growth and then finished off with a scissors to get the shape. I kept my fingers on the edges of his ears to be sure of no accidents. When I was happy with his head, ears and body hair, I would then do his face with a small pair of scissors with rounded ends. I like them to be a bit fluffy so I tried to keep the hair about 1.5 - 2 inches long with just enough to give him a cute puppy look. The last thing I did was his feet, he's got incredibly ticklish feet so this was the hardest part for me. Everytime I put the comb or scissors near his feet, he was pulling away and rolling over as if it was playtime. I managed to get them looking nice and neat using just the small rounded scissors. The first photo attached was the first time I clipped him myself, where I actually managed to do his feet. The second time I clipped him, he was refusing point blank to let me do his feet and kept running away, I even tried to sneak a trim when he was fast asleep but he woke up and ran off lol... not so funny when you see in the 2nd attachment of how he looked when I took him to a different groomer and asked for just his feet to be tidied up... I was horrified :scared: The last time I did a pet trim was when our Coco was expecting. She was in full coat and while we were considering keeping her in coat whilst nursing, felt it would be cruel to have to keep grooming her... she should be enjoying her babies... so out came the clippers again. She hated it, as soon as the buzzing clippers went near her she started to shake like a leaf and in her condition there was no way I was going to upset her so they were put away and instead I used the scissors on her. I combed her hair out and snipped away until she was fairly tidy all over. It took over 2 hours to complete but she did look cute.