Before you begin your dog grooming adventure, you’ll need the tools of the trade—household scissors and a pair of toenail clippers won’t quite cut it I’m afraid!
There are plenty of dog grooming kits on the market, but don’t just buy cheapest or best looking. Make no mistake, each device requires careful consideration to ensure it’ll make the grade. If you ever have doubts, pick a kit that is specifically designed for your dog’s size and fur type.
Most dog grooming kits come with a set of clippers, scissors and a comb—all of which are the essential tools. Each kit is designed to accommodate a wide range of breeds and possibly even other animals. If you can’t find a complete set that matches your exact needs, don’t be afraid to buy each device individually instead.
If a dog grooming kit catches your eye, ask yourself the following questions:
- Can the clippers handle the thickness of your dog’s coat?
- Do you need all of the tools within the kit?
- Are these tools designed for small, medium or large dogs?
- Does this kit have favorable reviews on Amazon?
If you can confidently answer all of these questions, go for it! Just remember, dog grooming is a very specialized skill set that—like any other art form—requires practice; and lots of it! While a decent toolkit can help, prepare yourself for a long, audacious learning experience.
The following three options are a good place to start if you’re not sure what to buy. Each kit contains clippers, scissors and a comb, along with various other optional tools.
If you’re a beginner the Wahl Grooming Kit comes with an instructional DVD that’ll take you through each step of the process. The Orbit Professional and Groomers Platinum kits, on the other hand, are more suitable for experienced groomers.
Wahl Home Grooming Animal Clipper Kit
Wahl is one of the leading brands within the dog grooming market, and if you are yet to get your hands on a set of clippers I would definitely recommend this Wahl Home Grooming Animal Clipper Kit.
This is a fantastic all-round set that includes an instructional DVD and booklet to help you get to grips with clipping your dog’s coat. The kit contains everything from a main clipper to a cleaning brush and lubricating clipper oil, so you’ll have everything you need to jump straight into clipping your dog’s hair at home. Click here for a full review of the Wahl Mains Clipper Set
Orbit Professional Dog Grooming Clippers Kit
This is compact Pet Grooming Kit contains everything that you need to achieve professional results in the comfort of your own home. Orbit is one of the leading brands within the industry so you can rest assured that the tools and equipment within this kit are of the highest quality.
Within this kit you’ll find a set of clippers and clipper heads, scissors, a comb and a brush. You’ll be able to jump straight into trimming your dog’s coat with this comprehensive kit that provides you with everything you need to get started.
Groomers Platinum Package
If you run a dog grooming business either from home or a busy salon, the home designed dog grooming kits just won’t provide you with everything you need. As a professional dog groomer you’ll be dealing with different coat thicknesses, amongst other things, so you’ll need a range of tools and equipment.
The Groomers Platinum package contains everything from dog clippers to a stainless steel bath, so you’ll have everything you need to get your dog grooming business up and running.
Groomers offer different packages, so I recommend you take a look to see which package is most relevant to you.