Rather than snipping off the ends of the fur to make it shorter, thinning shears instead cut out hairs from a larger bunch. This means that your dog’s coat won’t be so thick and heavy. A thinner coat, means that more air will be able to get to your dog’s skin and that they will have less heavy, dead fur to carry around. If you have ever been to a hairdresser and asked them to “thin out” your hair, then thinning shears for dogs essentially do the same thing. This is also sometimes called “texturing” and, from a purely aesthetic standpoint, it is useful for making the finish of your dog’s coat look a little more natural.
If you’re ready to try your hand at grooming your pup, you’re probably on the hunt for the best thinning shears. Learn about our favorite options here!