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How To Groom A Dog

Are you tired of going to the clinic and spending money on just grooming your dog? Do you want to trim your dog’s hair badly but unfortunately you don’t know how to do it? Do you want to have some savings rather than spending it to the clinic? And lastly, do you want to look at your dog as attractive as you are?

You just have to empty up your schedule and have time and learn how to use dog clippers and some equipment for grooming activities. Here are some tips on how to make your dog fresh and clean to look at, these tips will help you do some do-it-yourself grooming activities.

Bathing

Letting them takes a bath first before anything else can help you to brush his hair quickly. It softens the tangles and makes the grooming procedure more convenient and can prevent to hurt your dog. Spend more time on his neck, which area should be clean because that is where the collar should be put on.

Use shampoos or conditioners that your dog used to or dog-friendly shampoos that do not contain any harmful chemicals that may or irritate your dog’s skin, it can help you in washing them with no difficulties.


Bathing them depends on the breed of your dog; your dog should have a regular but not everyday bathing routines. When bathing them don’t forget to put cotton balls on both of their ears to make it safe. Use warm water and nothing else in their bath to make it more enjoyable for them and relaxing.

How To Groom A Dog - Bathing

Bathing them depends on the breed of your dog; your dog should have a regular but not everyday bathing routines. When bathing them don’t forget to put cotton balls on both of their ears to make it safe. Use warm water and nothing else in their bath to make it more enjoyable for them and relaxing.Brushing

Brushing

Brushing your dog several times will help them to be neat and clean. It can remove dandruff from his hair and contribute to massage body parts for blood circulation for your dog. The brush that you need depends on whether your dog is a long-haired dog, short haired or medium haired.

You can use the detangling brush in untangling the hair or fur of your dog.When brushing, always check for the dirt that they get from everywhere, it is often on his feet, legs because it is used whenever they do some sort of things or behind his ears. Regular brushing of your dog helps the shedding part under control because some dogs shed too much.

Trimming The Nail

Keeping their nail short will let them walk comfortably without feeling awkward or painful. If you just let it grow even longer, it will curl over into spiral shapes that will cause them to feel uncomfortable to walk. It is necessary to keep your dog’s nails short to make it healthy just like us human beings.

Use those nail cutters that specially used for dogs and not for humans because it may damage your dog’s nail if that will be the case, any wrong move on trimming their nails will cause bleeding so make sure that you mastered the timing on cutting their nails.

If your dog does not like nail trimming, you can make this the last part of your grooming session. It is essential also to have a right holder of your dog during nail trimming to make the process not stressful for both sides.

Brushing The Teeth

In cleaning your dog’s teeth, use the designated toothbrushes that are for the dogs use only. Some dogs do not want their teeth being brushed, in that case, you can use your finger to brush their teeth at first and if he’s used already with it put some toothpaste on your finger and brushes it in. If he is already used to your finger, use now a toothbrush, the same way the way, you touch your finger in their teeth.

Ears and Eye Cleaning

Cleaning these two parts is very necessary. In cleaning the ears, clean only the outer part only never put any materials in their ears. You can clean your dog’s ear once a month or if your dog is prone to ear problems, clean it often. In cleaning the eyes of your dog, just use cotton balls and wipe it off outside the eyes. Do not put anything that will irritate your dog’s both eyes and ears.

Hair Trimming

Your dog’s hair may be a hindrance in doing some activities. It may irritate them if their hair does not suit the weather, especially those thick haired dogs. If you are not going to groom their hair especially in their face part, the hairs may block the sight of your dog that will make them not to walk or see properly.

The ideal grooming of your dog’s hair is 6-8 weeks, but depending on the breed because some dogs have a faster hair growth, so it requires often trimming, and some also have slow growth so it will need not so often haircuts. These tips for cutting the hair of your dog will help you a lot in doing so.

How To Groom A Dog - Hair Trimming

The ideal grooming of your dog’s hair is 6-8 weeks, but depending on the breed because some dogs have a faster hair growth, so it requires often trimming, and some also have slow growth so it will need not so often haircuts. These tips for cutting the hair of your dog will help you a lot in doing so.

Choose The Quietest Clipper

Be always reminded that dogs are susceptible when it comes to noises and it will stress them out especially with those loud ones. Pick those Clippers that produce almost no sound when you test it out. It will be easier for the both party if everything is quiet.


Don’t Hurt Them

Hurting them will just add to your difficulties. Make sure that you did not able to pull your dog’s hair whether it is unintentional or intentional it just goes the same way. Use or always keep your clippers sharp all the time to prevent hurting them.

Work With Chemistry With Your Dog

It should be a two-sided work between you and your dog. If needed, hold your dog in doing the process because he might move and may hurt himself. You may divide it by half, from the neck to the legs for the first half as well as the other side.

Always Choose The Right Blade For Your Dog

Different blade works for different styles and looks for your dogs. Always pick the appropriate blade for dog clippers that you can easily buy in shops near your place or online.

If you do not know the right blade for your dog, ask the experts what the best for him is. Know well what is the style of your dog’s hair, or else it will not going to look at what you expected it to be.

Don’t Use Hot Clippers

Clippers get too hot when being used for quite a long time. With that kind of situation, you may burn or hurt your dog that may cause for his unwanted moves or may cause trauma to him.

Always make sure to turn them off for the meantime, or you can use another clipper with the same blade if you have a spare one. You can also take a break from how any minutes and resume grooming when the clippers are already okay to be used.

Start Grooming Your Dog At An Early Age

Starting to groom them when they are still young will benefit you as well. It is just the same for human beings; you can avoid unwanted decisions in life or if so there are just some lectures and that would be done.

Dogs should be used to everything at an early age so that they would behave better as they grow old. Grooming them at a young age will avoid some mistakes and unwanted injuries in the process.

So, the very basic on grooming a dog is having a time, caring for them, knowing your dog very well (the most basic on raising a dog) caring for them and loving them. Some dogs don’t want to be touched or be cleaned if that is the case always consult your veterinarian if you have or you may go to some pet clinics near your place.

Ask them what is the best for your dog if you do that or these because it always depends on what breed your dog has.

When you have some difficulties regarding your dog or dogs rather ask them, they are the one who knows best for your dog. Don’t just do some activities with your dogs if you don’t know your dog very well or else he will just going to be a rebel from you if you do your own business without him liking it.

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Don’t forget the treating part always in handling your dog, if he behaves well during the session give him some treats that they want. Especially those nervous dogs which is just a first timer having a DIY grooming activity with his buddy, be alert whenever he does not do some stupid things and give him a treat, this will always help the session to be well.

Raising a dog is all about alertness, you have to be alert in everything; in treating part, in scolding and even on the moods that they do should be monitored.

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