For most dogs, brushing is the main part of regular home grooming. But for many dog breeds like Poodles, Shih Tzus, and other manicured breeds clipping is also required. Knowing how to clip your dog's coat can also save a lot of money.
Manicured breeds need to have their coats clipped every 4-6 weeks in order to maintain their shape. Groomers either strip, clipper, or hand scissor (depending on the breed) to get the right look for their clients. The work required for some breeds might seem daunting at first, but once learned, maintaining the manicured look at home will be well worth it.