If you have just gotten a poodle, it will need to have a lot of grooming over its life. The poodle's lion cut is one of the most well-known stylized cuts in the dog world, and it is something that will need regular visits to a groomer to keep the cut nice and crisp. You may be able to do some of the maintenance on the cut yourself, but, in general, you should visit a dog groomer. There are several reasons why you should visit a pet groomer to get the right cut for your poodle. 

1. Increase Safety

One of the reasons is that it will be safer for your dog if you take them to a groomer. That's because the groomer will have things that can help secure your dog so that they can stand in one place while they are getting groomed. For example, some tables have hooks on them, and the hook will attach to your dog's collar. That will let your dog stay in one place while the groomer is working. Another aspect of safety when it comes to grooming your dog is that the groomer will have a lot of experience and training in handling dogs so that they will be able to handle even stressed-out dogs. 

2. Get Cut Recommendations 

While the lion cut is the most well-known of the cuts for poodles, it isn't the only one. If you aren't showing your dog, you might not want to get the lion cut. There are several other cuts that you can choose from, including the puppy cut, the cupcake cut, the English saddle cut, and the Dutch cut. You can talk to the groomer that you are working with and see what they suggest that you try. The groomer may ask you a few questions about your dog and what you and your dog do on a regular day before they make their final recommendations. The groomer may give you a suggestion of a couple of different cuts and tell you the pros and cons of both of them. 

If you have a poodle, you need to make sure that they are getting groomed regularly. Take them to a professional groomer to get the best results when it comes to your dog's hair cuts. A groomer will help your dog get the look that you want, and they will be able to do it without any problems to your dog.