Published at Saturday, 25 May 2019. Dog Grooming. By Liane Rossignol.
Brushes. Almost all dogs need to be brushed at least on occasion, so having a good brush is an essential part of being fully equipped with the necessary grooming supplies. Brushing your dog regularly helps to avoid tangles and can help to keep your dog's skin and coat healthy. It can also help you to identify any problems such as fleas or ticks. Paw and Nose Care. When grooming your dog, sometimes the most sensitive parts are the paws and the nose. These parts can need a bit of special attention and care too, especially in the winter months when the nose can become dry. The paws can also become dry or cracked during the winter months due to exposure to unpleasant conditions such as snow and salt on the road.
In general, short haired dogs like Boston Terriers can be groomed every two weeks, but longer haired dogs like Schnauzers need to be groomed at least weekly for this reason. Of course there is a big difference between dogs that spend their time outdoors and dogs that spend their time indoors. Most dogs who are outdoor dogs will need to be bathed every five days or so. Inside dogs generally require less bathing. Also you will find that you need to groom your dog with greater frequency as he ages. Older dogs tend to shed hair faster and smell bad more often. If you are new to dog ownership and therefore dog grooming as well, don't worry.
Eventually, you may find that your pet dozes off during your dog grooming sessions. This provides excellent behavioral conditioning for your pet as well. Some dogs have been known to wake abruptly, and even snap or growl, when they are touched while sleeping. Continuing the dog grooming session while your pet dozes helps the dog learn that being awakened by a touch is nothing to be afraid of.
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