Published at Saturday, May 25th 2019. by Maree Richard in Dog Grooming.
Even if you've never used dog grooming clippers, you can learn to use them and save a lot of money over taking your dog to the groomer every few weeks. Dogs with short or thin fur are easiest to groom at home. To get started you'll need dog grooming clippers, scissors, a dog brush, and a leash. Ideally, the scissors should be reserved just for dog grooming. The dog hair clippers should be those made for animals only because the clippers used on people aren't sturdy enough to stand up to dog hair, which is coarser, and which there's more of.
You are likely to have the need to groom your dog or other dogs fairly regularly when considering dog grooming clippers as a type of grooming product. They deliver the characteristics of a powerful motor that can often be relatively quiet, changeable blades, a complete kit, instructional DVDs and other professional features. The beneficial elements of allowing you to groom your dog in the proper fashion and to the desired length are what many dog grooming clippers provide. You must recognize the fact the motor can often make dogs scared so it is necessary to get them accustomed to it first are less beneficial features of this type of grooming product.
The types of dog grooming products that you need are going to depend upon your dog. Every dog, whether he's a hunting dog who loves to roll in the dirt or a little princess laptop who simply takes a prance down the street, will need some basic grooming. This will include a periodic bath, as well as brushing, dental care and ear cleaning. Some dogs, however, need more grooming than others.
In addition to regular brushing, you should also make sure you keep your dog's nails trimmed–an often overlooked aspect of dog grooming. You will probably want to do this monthly although it will depend on your dog's habits and activities. Make sure you have proper trimmers made for dogs and do not cut them too short. You'll want to stop trimming just before you reach the quick and don't forget to get your dog's dewclaw. Following these routine dog grooming instructions will help maintain your dogs coat and nails but should also be supplemented with a bath.
Proper dog grooming requires the proper knowledge, preparation, and equipment. It is extremely important to groom your dog as frequently as is recommended. Proper grooming is important for dogs for most of the same reasons that it is important for people. When your dog is clean and trimmed it feels happy, satisfied, and self-confident. Besides that, proper grooming will keep your dog healthy. Dirty dogs will tend to become infested with harmful, parasitic insects like fleas and ticks. Your dog will be less healthy and happy if you fail grooming at the proper frequency.
Thankfully, as human beings, we are able to maintain good hygiene on our own. Unfortunately, your dog cannot practice good hygiene without a little help from you, the pet owner. Many pet owners opt to utilize professional grooming services to pamper their pet. These services are an excellent resource for many pet owners. However, rather than leaving the work to the professional groomers, many pet owners decide to take grooming into their own hands. Before busting out the brush, grooming shears and going to town on Fido's coat, there are a few things that should be considered prior to any type of grooming.
Other aspects of dog hair clippers that you should consider are whether they are cordless and rechargeable, or corded. Again, with a large dog that you'll be moving around to do a thorough job clipping, a cordless (more expensive) set will probably save you some aggravation. You will also need to consider how easy it is to change blades on your clipper. Coarse dog hair can dull clipper blades fairly rapidly, so you'll need to be prepared to put on a clean blade when the old one goes dull. Noise is yet another factor to consider, and this will depend on your own tolerance for noise and how nervous or highly strung your dog is around noises.
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