Have you ever though to yourself, ‘my animal clippers cut too short? How do I make them cut longer?’.
The answer is… Attachment Combs. Your clipper kit will usually come with a number of attachment combs, but you can also purchase these separately. Placing these on the blade will enable you to cut to a range of different lengths.
Snap on combs, sometimes referred as dog clipper guard, are considered a safer approach to controlling the length when clipping your pet’s fur. Snap-on combs are attached to the clipper’s blade, so they “soften” the cutting edge with their rounded ends. Even if your hand slips or you haven’t mastered your technique, clipper guards protect your dog from being poked by the blade and getting hurt. Baring this in mind, attachment guards are ultimately a beginner-friendly starting point to pet and animal grooming.
Using a comb attachment is the best way to give your pup an even and equal cut all over their body. If you want the length of the coat to be 25mm or less, then you only snap on a comb and work your way around the body. It’s no surprise that naked blades cut quite close to the skin which might be too much for some breeds. If you do need to clip your pet’s hair shorter, you will need to use a blade alone. If you want to go for a longer length, you will need to use dog grooming scissors.