It's been a really long time since I groomed a puppy. Alfie is 13 weeks old. I wanted to clip him down because of the heat, but his coat is so fluffy and soft that the clippers (I'm using a 30 blade and a 1/2 inch comb) just don't engage very well. He looks kind of moth-eaten with little tufts here and there, far more than I used to leave on grown dogs. I don't want to have to scissor him because I have arthritic hands and he's still pretty wiggly.