The instructions that follow are for Wheatens that will NOT be entering the show ring. With the exception of the modified show trim, these approaches require the use of electric clippers for speed and ease. The resulting trim, while neat, tidy and Wheaten-like, will not allow for a flowing coat.
Important: If you are using clippers for the first time, get some basic pointers first. If used improperly, you can nip or burn your dog. Other things to remember:
- Use sharp blades and maintain them well.
- When using the clippers with the clip-on combs, running the clippers through the same area repeatedly will remove more coat for a number of passes.
- Always hold the clippers so the blade is parallel to the skin.
- Always use clippers with the lie of the coat. Going against the grain will remove much more coat and with the clip-on combs produces an uneven effect.