Dog parents must take care of their dogs. A soft and clean coat makes snuggling with your dog much more enjoyable.
Many people prefer to take their dogs to a professional when they need to learn how to groom them.
Here are some suggestions for those who fall in the latter category, and would like to pamper their pooch at home.
Are you looking for advice on how to groom a dog? If so, you need to keep reading.
1. Brushing Your Dog
Brushing your dog at least once a week is a good idea. This is how you keep your dog clean. It’s okay to brush your dog for a short time, especially if you are just starting out. Once you have established a routine that your dog trusts, it will become easier. Dogs can be anxious at first so be patient and gentle.
The metal pin brush is easy to use and can be used to remove dirt and burrs. A shedding blade is an excellent option for short-haired dogs. It can quickly remove fine hair.
2. Bathing Your Dog
When bathing your dog, we recommend using high-quality shampoo. Shampoos that are cheaper will contain harsher ingredients, which can cause hair and skin problems for your dog. A good tip for washing your dog is to dilute shampoo to make it easier to rinse out completely.
3. Cutting Your Dog’s Hair
After your dog has been washed and brushed, you may notice that their hair needs to be trimmed. We recommend that you use a pair of professional shears and a No. 10 clipping blade if your dog needs a trim. If the hair is very matted, you can use scissors. Remember to trim your dog’s hair only when it is dry.
4. Shaving Your Dog
For the summer months, ensure your dog’s coat is clean and trimmed from the face to the tail. Be careful where your dog’s underarms, hips, thighs, and skin are thin.
5. Trimming Your Dog’s Nails
Have your dog’s nails trimmed If possible, we recommend that your dog have his nails trimmed by professionals. You may find that your dog will be agitated by the sound of a nail grinder. Use dull clippers and avoid splitting or chipping. Also, make sure you stop before reaching the quick.
Keeping Your Dog Groomed
It doesn’t need to be difficult or costly to keep your dog looking his best. Many pet owners find great satisfaction in knowing how to groom their dogs.
It is easy to take care of your dog at home with a few tools like nail trimmers, hair clippers, and brushes.
We offer mobile grooming for those who prefer to have their pet taken care of by a professional groomer.