So you want to groom you own dog!

If you plan to groom your own Havanese, there are a few things you should know to get the job done properly. These are all things a professional groomer should be doing for you if you elect to pay someone else to groom your dog. The Havanese have a few 'tricks' that you should be aware of. First off, if you're grooming yourself, you will need to commit to bath and groom them on a regular schedule - I suggest every two weeks. This will help minimize the tangles in their hair and keep them clean and smelling fresh.

I have put together a number of photos (below) showing the necessary steps in grooming your own Havanese properly. Click on each thumb nail to get the larger image and description for each picture. 

The Bath
The Bath
Outer Coat
Outer Coat
Under Coat
Under Coat
De-matting
De-matting
Wide-toothed comb
Wide-toothed comb
Narrow-toothed comb
Narrow-toothed comb
No More Knots
No More Knots
Dry (maybe)
Dry (maybe)
Dry (nope)
Dry (nope)
Ear Mats - flap
Ear Mats - flap
Ear mats - underneath
Ear mats - underneath
Ear Hair - dark
Ear Hair - dark
Ear Hair - light
Ear Hair - light
Ear Hair - plucking
Ear Hair - plucking
Ear Hair - Removed
Ear Hair - Removed
Male belly trim
Male belly trim
Bum Hair
Bum Hair
Nails - White
Nails - White
Nails - Black
Nails - Black
Foot Hair Removal
Foot Hair Removal
Foot Hair Matting
Foot Hair Matting