A Beginner’s Guide to Dog Grooming: Full Haircut Tutorial for an 11-Week-Old Schnauzer

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Welcome to another video in the series of puppy grooming with Ellie Grace! In this instructional video, we will be giving Ellie, an 11-week-old Schnauzer, a full haircut using the Flash 5 Clipper from Kenshi and various grooming shears. This comprehensive tutorial aims to teach beginners the basics of dog grooming, from setting a Schnauzer pattern to trimming different parts of the coat. Throughout the video, the groomer emphasizes the importance of proper techniques and tools to ensure the dog’s comfort and enjoyment during the grooming process. So, if you’re a beginner looking to learn how to groom your pup, this video is perfect for you!

In addition to the grooming tutorial, the video provides a list of products, tools, and equipment used, allowing you to gather everything you need for the grooming process. Furthermore, there are additional resources available, such as a basic dog grooming course and a fail-proof dog grooming blueprint, to further enhance your grooming skills. Stay tuned until the end of the video for a final look at Ellie’s groom and a mention of potential future videos featuring different grooming styles or decisions. Get ready to become a pro at dog grooming and provide your furry friend with the professional care they deserve!

Puppy Grooming Full Haircut

A Beginner’s Guide To Dog Grooming


Welcome to another instructional video on puppy grooming with Go Groomer! In this video, we will be giving Ellie, our 11-week-old Schnauzer, a full haircut. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to enhance your grooming skills, this guide will teach you the basics of dog grooming. We will cover how to set a Schnauzer pattern with a clipper, properly use a dog clipper and grooming shears, and work with a puppy on the grooming table. Let’s get started!

Setting the Schnauzer Pattern

Before we begin the grooming process, it’s important to make sure your dog has been freshly bathed, conditioned, brushed, and their coat is completely combed through. This ensures a smooth and comfortable grooming experience. For Ellie’s haircut, we will be using the Flash 5 Clipper from Kenshi with the quarter-inch guard comb attachment to set the pattern. The guard comb attachment allows for a consistent and even length of the coat.

To start, we will begin at the base of Ellie’s back skull and gently clip in the direction of the coat. Keeping in mind the Schnauzer pattern, we will drop off like an airplane scooping off a runway, making sure to graze off the pattern from the bend of stifle to the brisket and ribs. Utilizing the party colors on Ellie’s coat, we can follow the natural pattern to shape and blend the coat evenly.

Outlining and Shaping

Once we have established the pattern, it’s time to move on to outlining and shaping with grooming shears. For this step, we will be using the Jody Murphy Outliner shear and possibly the Kenshi peacock chunker shear for blending and shaping the coat. The blending shears and chunker shears are great tools for softening and blending the coat, ensuring a polished and professional finish.

When outlining, we pay attention to the party colors on Ellie’s coat and carefully trim around them to maintain balance and symmetry. We’ll also focus on shaping the muzzle and trimming the eyebrows to enhance Ellie’s facial features. However, it’s important to note that we will be leaving Ellie’s ears fuzzy in this video, as she is still a puppy and we want to maintain her adorable puppy look.

Scissor Finishing Work

To complete the grooming process, we’ll perform scissor finishing work to add the final touches. This involves using our shears to blend and shape the coat further, giving it a refined and polished appearance. We’ll focus on smoothing down the pattern set and ensuring that all the lines flow seamlessly. With proper scissor techniques, we can achieve a professional and well-groomed look.

Full Haircut Tutorial For An 11-Week-Old Schnauzer

Importance of Proper Techniques and Tools

Throughout the video, we emphasize the importance of using proper techniques and tools for grooming. It’s crucial to ensure the dog’s comfort and safety during the grooming process. By using the right tools and following correct grooming techniques, your dog will not only enjoy the experience but also become accustomed to grooming as a positive and enjoyable part of their life.


We hope this instructional video on puppy grooming with Ellie has been helpful and informative for you as a beginner or grooming enthusiast. Remember to always prioritize your dog’s comfort and safety while grooming. If you enjoyed this video, be sure to check out Go Groomer’s additional resources, such as the basic dog grooming course and fail-proof dog grooming blueprint, to further enhance your grooming skills and knowledge. Stay tuned for future videos featuring different grooming styles and decisions. Happy grooming!

This video provides a complete tutorial on grooming an 11-week-old Schnauzer, including a full haircut. I am pleased to teach you the basics of dog grooming so that you can give your beloved pet the same level of care at home.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a Schnauzer pattern using clippers, properly use dog clippers and grooming shears, and groom a puppy on a grooming table.

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