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Inexpensive clipper for sanitary area suggestions...

I have never groomed my dog and have no desire to do so but with the current situation and my groomer shut down, he needs his sanitary area and maybe his paws cleaned up. What to buy? I have no idea and hopefully this will be a one time use item!
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It depends on how much you want them to multi task. I bought an inexpensive, cordless pair of “trimmers” from Amazon. I would hate them if I wanted to use them for anything other than what you described. For those small tasks, I love them because they’re small, light, and portable. If you think you’ll try to do more grooming at all down the line, you might be better off investing in a good pair of clippers. I have found most things I can do with trimmers I can also do with clippers in a pinch, but the guards on my trimmers aren’t great and there’s the issue of making sure the battery is charged.

As a convenient backup tool, or for small touch ups, I think trimmers can be inexpensive. If they were going to be my primary grooming tool, or I was using them to start learning how to do a full groom, I’d get something nicer or go with clippers first.
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As Eva said, it depends how much you want them to do. If you want to do MORE "hair cutting", these would DEFINITELY not be up to the task. IF ALL you want to do is trim paw pads and sanitary, they are brilliant. They are REALLY cheap, run on regular batteries, so you aren't always losing a charge in the middle of clipping. (and the batteries work for a LONG time!) They are cheap enough that even though the blades are technically replaceable (and probably could be sharpened, I just tossed mine and got another one when they wore out. I have my second set, and I got my first set when Kodi was a puppy, almost 11 years ago. So they last a LONG time, even with 3 dogs!

Oh, and they are VERY lightweight in your hand and super quiet. I've never had even a young puppy object to them. So they are a great way to introduce puppies to the idea of clippers. They DO come with "guards" that you can put on them, but I've never bothered with them. When doing sani areas, I just go lightly and don't press them against the skin. If you press against the skin with ANY clipper in these sensitive areas, you are likely to give them razor burn. So just don't.

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Which ones did you get? So is it a "trimmer" I want as opposed to clippers?
I was hoping to order today from Amazon. I ordered food from Chewy seven days ago and it finally shipped this morning. Poor Shadow's belly is really covered in hair and I think he is itching because of it. It is big time pollen season here and everything is covered. It gets stuck in his hair and he is licking that area like crazy.
I have no intention of doing anything other than the sanitary area and on his feet.
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I have groomed my dogs for many years almost exclusively with scissors. If you follow the “keep your fingers between the dog and scissors” principle which I believe Tom King mentioned in a post, your dog should be safe. For paw pads this is trickier but if you are careful to not go deep into the areas between the pads, it works fairly well. Dogs existed for many years before clippers were invented. Anyway, in case you are desperate and do not have clippers available, just thought I would mention this.
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Thanks all! I just ordered the ones Karen linked, I hope it comes soon! I was going to get the Chrome ones and then delivery was going to be in May. Thankfully I noticed and switched to the more expensive Black.
I hope I don't tramatize the little guy with my lack of expertise!
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Thank you for the suggestion! I just ordered one for Dexter too. He needs a little touching up until I can get him in to the groomer🐶
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Which ones did you get? So is it a "trimmer" I want as opposed to clippers?
I was hoping to order today from Amazon. I ordered food from Chewy seven days ago and it finally shipped this morning. Poor Shadow's belly is really covered in hair and I think he is itching because of it. It is big time pollen season here and everything is covered. It gets stuck in his hair and he is licking that area like crazy.
I have no intention of doing anything other than the sanitary area and on his feet.
I think either will work fine. I have the cheaper one, because that's all they offered when I got mine. But they are BOTH so cheap that it hardly matters.

I think the word "trimmer" and "clipper" are in the eye of the beholder somewhat. These were designed for the horse market, and you'd never even CONSIDER clipping more than whiskers with them! LOL! Even on a dog, they'd be undersized and underpowered for more than "around the edges" stuff. But they are the PERFECT tool for that! I have big, expensive corded clippers for clipping an entire dog, and BIGGER, MORE expensive horse clippers for clipping horses. But I STILL wouldn't trade either for these. They have different purposes. on both dogs AND horses. I always had a pair of these in my horse grooming box too!

(and they are no more expensive, and even safer than a pair of sharp grooming scissors, so there is that perspective too )


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