The Wahl Mini Arco Pet Trimmer is a whisper-quiet yet powerful 4-ounce professional trimmer. You can use it with or without a cord for the ultimate convenience, and the rotary motor provides 6,000 SPM. The kit includes a professional corded/cordless trimmer, a detachable #30 trimmer blade, two attachment guide combs, a charger, a cleaning brush, blade oil and an instruction book. The trimmer has a 45-minute run-time and takes eight to ten hours to fully charge.
Take dog for a short walk to calm them down and burn off extra energy. Take a few minutes to pet the dog to make sure he is not overly stressed or scared
Thoroughly brush and/or comb to remove tangles and mats
Understand the product difference between a clipper and a trimmer. A clipper is a larger tool designed to cut longer body hair. A trimmer is more of a detail tool that is used for touch-ups.
Consulting specific breed, size and coat type instructions on this website, use clippers to trim excess fur off the dog’s body, choosing the appropriate clipper guide comb to achieve desired length. Start with the shoulders and progress towards the tail
Clip as close to the body as desired, leaving at least a half-inch or more in order to maintain enough protection from the elements
Clip hair around the paws and tail Inspect the chest to determine if any trimming is needed
Clip any excess fur that is hanging or isn’t uniform to the rest of the body
Clip the head and face last, being careful of moving ears, mouth, eye lashes and nose. Choose a clip attachment adhering to your desired fur length. Place the clipper flat against the top of the dog’s head with the blade spokes facing to the rear. Pull the clippers towards the back to push fur away from the upper brow.
Clip the muzzle by beginning at the bridge of the nose and pulling clippers downward towards the dog’s mouth
Clip or trim between the eyes by placing the clipper guide comb or the trimmer flat against the forehead with the blade spokes facing the nose. Progress towards the nose, being extra cautious of potential head movement or jerks in order to remain safely away from the eyes
Gently wrap your free hand around the dog’s muzzle and point it towards the ceiling. Place the guide comb against the chin, with the spokes facing the throat, and run the clippers towards the throat to trim the underside of the muzzle.
Hold the ear tip between fingers so that only fur rests above the fingers (no skin) and trim this hair. Repeat along the edges of the ear.
If necessary, gently trim excess hair in the inside of ears, using a smaller trimmer. Always avoid the ear canal.
How can I make my dog more comfortable for grooming?
It is always wise take your dog for a walk or exercise prior to grooming activities, particularly if he is the type to get restless, antsy or apprehensive. It will diminish the dog’s energy level and make it easier to complete the task. Aromatherapists say the smell of spearmint and peppermint help calm dogs, so it might be worth buying a few scented candles.
What is the best way to de-mat my dog?
Use a liquid fur detangler or work some baby oil into the mat. Let it sit for several minutes and then loosen and separate using your fingers or the end of a comb. Gently brush out the loosened sections. Severe, stubborn mats may have to be clipped if detangling doesn’t work.
Do I really need to brush my dog?
Absolutely. Not brushing will lead to the development of mats. Matted hair will pull and inflame his sensitive skin and will be painful to remove. Regular brushing will also keep the dog’s skin healthy by stimulating blood flow and distributing natural oils, while also rooting out parasites.
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Wahl Gets It
Wahl knows that grooming can be intimidating for you and your pet. That’s they design their clippers to run cool and quiet, so there’s less stress during groom-time. Wahl Arco Clippers help you easily groom small to medium fine-haired dogs and cats with its adjustable cut lengths and cordless design.
Versatility and Ease
The Arco Clipper combines compact cordless design with precision cutting and ample power. You can use it to trim hard to reach areas on the face, ears and paws on big or shaggy pups or get a full shave on small to medium dogs and cats. It’s easy to wield and quiet enough that you can use it on even the most excitable animals.
Not having a cord makes grooming in tricky spots and on jumpy animals that much easier. The Arco Kit comes with two rechargeable batteries, each with runtime of 80 minutes, for 160 solid minutes of easy grooming whenever you need it. The handy included charger means your batteries can stay fully juiced and ready to go whenever you need them.
5 Blades in 1
The Arco comes with Wahl’s signature 5-in-1 blade, the preferred option for pro groomers around the world. It gives five different cut options ranging from a surgical 0.4mm to 2mm (5/64 in. to 3/128 in), so you can trim to the exact lengths you want in different areas. The convenient adjustable blade gives you the #9, #10, #15, #30 and #40 blades all in one unit, so you won’t have to change blades for different spots.
Go Longer With Ease
For longer cut lengths, Wahl makes* stainless steel guide combs to give you more options. The 8-piece kit includes combs ranging from 1/8 inch to a full 1 inch. Simply slide the smooth-tipped combs onto the blade for a snug fit that glides easily through the coat. Color-coding makes it easy to see which comb you need.
Established in 1919, Wahl is celebrating 100 years of clipping and tradition. Their founder Leo Wahl developed the world’s first electric clipper, and the company honors that heritage by developing ever-better tools to help people and pets have a safer and more comfortable grooming experience. People all over the world rely on Wahl clippers for their most important and everyday grooming needs.
I was hoping for more longevity for the price paid, but the second time I tried to use these clippers they utterly failed. Admittedly, my cats have a dense coat, but they wouldn’t even get through the topcoat. Totally disappointed, and out $80.
on Jan 2, 2021
These are perfect to trim around my pups paws and potty trail. She doesn’t normally like her feet messed with, but let’s me do this with no trouble. At first she was a little uneasy, but quickly adjusted.
question - Shih-poo Dog (6-10 lbs)
on Aug 11, 2020
Will this clipper work for my dog’s nose area and around her pads? I have a clipper that is a little bigger but am wanting to use more than a (rounded-tip) scissors on her nose. Also I purchased a tiny comb that helps get her eye boogers out of the hair by her eyes. I use a q-tip first and twist the q-tip and the still-wet boogers come right out. But the dried ones take hot water and/or wipes, along with the fine-tooth comb. The clippers would keep her hair short maybe reducing the dried out ones. Also these clippers might be perfect for her belly too. All this between the professional grooming appointments. Let me know what you think.
I love this trimmer
on Oct 19, 2020
I have a 20-ish pound miniature schnauzer mix who has a mixture of shorter fur and long flyaway fur. I initially bought the Wahl U-Clip for grooming my dog and it works well, but the fact that I had to keep it plugged in, how heavy it was, and the width of it made it a little cumbersome at times. I tried buying this to use primarily on her paws/face area, but I've found I like using it all over her. I bought this around July, and I might have charged it when I first got it, but I've never charged it since. And I've been able to do trims on her numerous times.
It's pretty quiet, light enough that it doesn't strain my wrist (I have somewhat weak wrists), and I like that it gives 2 guards thatI have a 20-ish pound miniature schnauzer mix who has a mixture of shorter fur and long flyaway fur. I initially bought the Wahl U-Clip for grooming my dog and it works well, but the fact that I had to keep it plugged in, how heavy it was, and the width of it made it a little cumbersome at times. I tried buying this to use primarily on her paws/face area, but I've found I like using it all over her. I bought this around July, and I might have charged it when I first got it, but I've never charged it since. And I've been able to do trims on her numerous times.
It's pretty quiet, light enough that it doesn't strain my wrist (I have somewhat weak wrists), and I like that it gives 2 guards that have 4 levels on them so all you have to do is flip it to the size you want. It's nice not having 4 different guards when 2 suffices.
The only issue I've had is I want to figure out if I can get even more guards to do different lengths for different areas of my dog, or maybe different blade lengths that could screw in? Not because what they provided is insufficient, but because now I think it's fun to groom her so I kind of want to branch out even more. And since my newest relaxation is watching endless hours of dog grooming sessions on YouTube, I've started wondering what the equivalent is to their 30 blade, 20 blade, 10 blade, etc, to what we get with the Wahl Mini Arco. I haven't figured out the best way to trim in between her paw pads or her sanitary area properly without skipping the guards but I get really nervous about skipping the guards so I'm super careful or just leave it longer than strictly necessary. I will get it figured out eventually.
So far I've had zero problems. My biggest issue was I found it too fun and easy to trim her and accidentally selected too short of a guard and I think I cut her fur shorter than I should have for her type of coat. This was only a problem because her temperature fluctuated a little more than normal; there was no problem whatsoever with the trimmer itself. She has never been hurt by it and in fact, in a weird turn of events, my dog actually loves getting groomed and will lay down letting me randomly groom her whenever I want. So that was a user error of me being ignorant of coat types, not an issue with the trimmer. I mention only for others to keep that in mind to look up best grooming practices for their dog if, like me, they'd never groomed their dog in their life prior to 2020.
As my last testament to why I love this - I was primarily using this instead of the U-Clip most of this summer, and I had to bring my dog into the vet a couple of times. Even when I did my crappiest job (cutting it shorter in patches than I should have because I didn't realize the guard looked longer than it was to my amateur eyes), I had brought her in and the vet tech commented on how good she looked. I said I groomed her myself and figured it was really obvious and she said no way, it looked really good and way better than most of the self-grooms she'd seen coming in. Part of this is thanks to my dog's coat and coloring which makes mistakes a little less obvious, and I'm sure is part is also thanks to me watching hours and hours of dog grooming and picking up some tips from that - but I really think a large part is also that this trimmer works super well, and so even in really amateur hands it gave a good result.
ymmv, but fwiw I love this thing. I rarely leave reviews on sites but I like this trimmer enough that I had to wax poetic about it for awhile.… more
Wahl Mini pet trimmer
on Sep 16, 2020
This little trimmer can get all the areas that a larger trimmer can't. Such as, bottom of paws, between the eyes/bridge of the nose. With small dogs this makes it easier.
Great little groomer aid
on Jul 24, 2020
I heard about this Arco trimmer from a video about grooming Sealyhams. I just purchased it and am very happy with it. It made trimming the hair between paws SO easy and I also used it in a few places around his ears.
on Jul 18, 2020
I don't recommend these trimmers. They aren't quite like they say. I bought a cheaper set and they aren't as loud as these ones. And they do a better job than the Wahl one.
on Aug 6, 2020
Im basically trying to return my item lol
Honestly tried it once and it work for a sec literally and stopped ...
I didn’t work for me.
What a great find!
on Aug 5, 2020
This little clipper came fully charged. It is quiet and efficient. I clipped our Standard Poodles face and feet in no time. Only problem was a bit of razor burn, my fault, not the clipper. Pay attention, it works slick!!!
Does the job
on Sep 26, 2020
Purchased to do the minor trimming of my border collies between the times I take them to our groomer.