Just like us humans, our dogs need a trim once in a while too. And now that all the pet groomers are closed due to the coronavirus, pet owners are taking it upon themselves to give their dogs a trim – and now they probably wish they didn’t.
People stuck in quarantine are sharing photos of the haircuts they gave their pets, and the results are so bad, they’re hilarious. Check out the worst doggy haircuts in the gallery below – I’m pretty sure they’ll make you appreciate professional pet groomers even more!
“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# There’s A First Time For Everything
Hayley Byrne-Ingle, a groomer at The Kennel Club, urges people to remember that “a lot can go wrong without the correct training” and “clippers or scissors on a moving target is not as easy as most people think!”
The most common mistake people make when grooming at home is “reaching straight for the clippers used for human hair,” Hayley told us. “These clippers usually have one very short blade and used on dogs will take their coat very short!” she explained.
2# Sad Gretel
Another common mistake is bathing your dog at home without brushing prior. “A lot of dogs now will be getting long and smelly and it’s very tempting to bathe them,” but this is a big mistake, warns Hayley. “Bathing without brushing can lead to matting of the coat as a small single knot when water is added can form a layer of mats.”
The professional groomer recommends letting the pros do their job. When grooming your dog at home, there’s a great chance of injuries that “can leave your dog with a bad experience.” She suggests investing in a good brush, which will also help you to bond with your furry friend.
3# Mojo Before And Afte
4# This Is Why We Pay Professionals
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 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.”
5# Avery Also Thinks Pants Are Optional During Isolation
6# A Quarantine Haircut At It’s Best
7# I, Too, Gave My Dog A Deeply Regrettable Quarantine Haircut. I’m So Sorry, Son
8# Not Happy
9# My Wife’s First Attempt To Groom The Dog During Quarantine
10# Dogs With Haircuts – Riley Edition
11# It Was So Long She Couldn’t See, So I Tried My Best But Poor Maggie May Deserved Better
12# Guess Who Won’t Be Asked To Groom The Dog Again
13# My Dog Got A Haircut. Seems Pissed About It
14# First Time Quarantine Groomer Here! How’d I Do?
15# Covid19 Haircut. Mistakes Were Made
16# A Trim
17# Try Grooming The Dog
18# Quarantine Haircuts 2020
19# Miss That Fluffy Boy. I Want His Fur Back
20# Unexpected Casualties
21# This Is The Mug Of A Dog Who Is Plotting His Revenge Against Me For Giving Him A Home Haircut
22# If Looks Could Kill
23# Help Me! My Mom Did My Grooming. I Was In Desperate Need About 4 Weeks Ago. I Look Like A Chinchilla
24# That Look
25# Groomer Closed Due To Covid19. Wife Told Me To Trim The Dog. Hold My Beer