52 Times Quarantined People Tried Grooming Their Dogs And Realized What The Professionals Are For

It seems like there’s an irresistible gravitational pull that draws us to scissors. I mean, we all know very well what the quarantine haircut is. If you’re one of the few lucky ones who hasn’t experienced it (just yet,) check out our previous post on people doing their hair in the lockdown. Spoilers: it ended badly.

But this time, the dogs are taking the hit. Because people have somehow come to the conclusion that grooming their four-legged friend at home is a must-do. “I don’t think he’ll ever trust a human again,” one Twitter user wrote about his mom’s decision to “try grooming the dog.” Don’t tell me you didn’t see it coming.

Let’s take a look at our selection of some of the funniest canine haircut casualties down below. If you’re still considering becoming a first-time groomer yourself, think again, and then, think once more.

#1 That Look

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#2 Take It From Mash And Wait Until The Professionals Are Back

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#3 Help

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Not even a global lockdown can stop people from giving their pets a haircut. That fact alone gets the owner in closer proximity to his four-legged companion, which may not be dangerous per se, since there’s no solid evidence it can be transmitted between species.

When it comes to DIY dog grooming in self-isolation, pro groomers’ opinions are split. According to Lisa Stark, the spokesperson at Petco, “pet owners aren’t capable and don’t have proper equipment to groom their pets at home.”

Meanwhile, Hayley Byrne-Ingle, a groomer from the Kennel Club, believes that “grooming can be done anywhere in the house.” She suggests that “choosing a room with a surface where your dog can’t slip would be best to make the grooming process as stress-free as possible.”

#4 Groomer Closed Due To Covid19. Wife Told Me To Trim The Dog. Hold My Beer

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#5 First Time Quarantine Groomer Here! How’d I Do?

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#6 If Looks Could Kill

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But when it comes to shaving your dog’s coat at home, that’s better left to the pros. “Ideally, cutting and/or shaving your dog’s coat should be left to your local dog groomer,” Hayley told The Country Living. Instead, her advice is to “invest in a good brush—a standard slicker brush is appropriate for most breeds, and brush your dog little and often.”

#7 Covid19 Haircut. Mistakes Were Made

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#8 Unexpected Casualties

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#9 My Wife’s First Attempt To Groom The Dog During Quarantine

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The Centers for Disease Control And Prevention reports that “some coronaviruses that infect animals can sometimes be spread to humans and then spread between people, but it’s rare.” The current outbreak likely started from an animal source, but the exact source of the virus is unknown.

The first animal case that tested positive for the virus was a tiger with a respiratory illness at a zoo in New York City. Nevertheless, “Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.”

#10 Quarantine Haircuts 2020

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#11 Miss That Fluffy Boy. I Want His Fur Back

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#12 Guess Who Won’t Be Asked To Groom The Dog Again

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#13 Try Grooming The Dog

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#14 This Happened

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#15 A Trim

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#16 I, Too, Gave My Dog A Deeply Regrettable Quarantine Haircut. I’m So Sorry, Son

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#17 My Dog Got A Haircut. Seems Pissed About It

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#18 This Is The Mug Of A Dog Who Is Plotting His Revenge Against Me For Giving Him A Home Haircut

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#19 Not Happy

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#20 My Advice: Abort This Mission! My Poor Mimi Looked Crazy For 2 Days Until I Was Able To Fix Him

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#21 Avery Also Thinks Pants Are Optional During Isolation

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#22 A Quarantine Haircut At It’s Best

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#23 Sorry Milo

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#24 Dogs With Haircuts – Riley Edition

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#25 So I Had To Give My Dog A Trim

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#26 Mojo Before And After

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#27 I’m So Sorry Baby. Dog Grooming Will Be Left To The Professionals Only From Here On Out

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#28 Before And After Mum Tried To “Groom” The Dog. Poor Alfie

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#29 It Was So Long She Couldn’t See, So I Tried My Best But Poor Maggie May Deserved Better

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#30 There’s A First Time For Everything

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#31 Bad Quarantine Haircut

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#32 My Pawrents Has To Shave Me. Hoping It Grows Back Fast

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#33 Uuumm, Maybe I Should Leave His Haircuts Up To The Dog Groomers

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#34 Beautiful

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#35 This Is Why We Pay Professionals

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#36 Bad Haircut Day

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#37 I Tried Giving My Sister’s Dog A Trim. A Maltese. It’s Terrible

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#38 Willy

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#39 Jeff Got A New Haircut

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#40 My Mom Gave Her A Haircut

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#41 Whoa Mom, That Was Not The Look I Was Hoping For! I’ve 4 Letters For You Momma, F A I L

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#42 Sad Gretel

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#43 Intense Chase

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#44 Note To Future Self: You Are Not A Dog Groomer, Don’t Use Clippers While Quarantined

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#45 He Has No Fur Now

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#46 My Dog Halfway Through His At-Home Haircut

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#47 Far Better

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#48 Just A Trim

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#49 My Maya

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#50 Ronnie

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#51 Quarantine Life Has My Dog Getting Haircuts At Home Too

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#52 Wet Dog With A Quarantine Haircut Living His Best Wet Dog Life. It Is What It Is, Y’all.

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#53 I Spent 3 Days Attempting To Groom Little Squiggy With People Hair Clippers. It Was Traumatic For Everyone Involved. These Embarrassing Little Raccoon Hands Were The Most Difficult Part.#54 Must… Resist… His… Puppy Eyes

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