Published at Tuesday, May 21st 2019. by Marielle Leriche 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.
There's a reason dogs are referred to as ”man's best friend,” and most people want their pet to be clean, comfortable, and part of the family. There are plenty of expenses in having a dog as a pet, and grooming is one of them that can really add up. But if you take the time to choose a good set of dog hair clippers and learn to use them properly, you can cut down on grooming expenses over taking your dog to the groomer. And in many cases, your dog will be far less stressed being groomed in his own home. It can be a win-win situation for you and your dog.
Before you just throw your dog in the bath and start lathering up you should be adequately prepared. Get your shampoo (made for your dog not human shampoo), some brushes or combs, a washcloth, some cottonballs, a towel or two, and any other equipment or products you might need. You might want to use a detachable spray hose for your bath and a rubber mat makes a good idea to prevent slipping and sliding. Large breed dogs will most likely have to use the bathtub with the rubber mat on the bottom, but smaller breeds can use a plastic basin or rubber storage bin.
The best part about setting a regular grooming routine for your dog is that it makes having a dog more enjoyable. Clean, well-groomed dogs are a pleasure to snuggle and cuddle up with, and the extra attention goes a long way toward establishing a life-long bond between you and your pet. While dog grooming may be challenging at times, and you may lose your patience sometimes – stick with it. The benefits of dog grooming are well worth the effort!
Choosing Dog Grooming Products. When you buy dog grooming products, it is important to always choose things made especially for canines. Shampoos that are used for people can be drying to your dogs skin and can strip the skin of oils that provide your dog with important protection. Specially formulated dog shampoos are safer and better for your dog and you should always ensure that you use one whenever you bathe your pet.
Proper knowledge of dog grooming entails your understanding of your particular breed of dog and the grooming protocol required. There are different procedures that must be followed if the dog has short hair as opposed to long hair. There are different requirements depending on the age of your animal. And of course each breed has its own unique peculiarities. On average, most dogs need to be groomed at least bi-monthly. Some need to be groomed much more often than this. Some need to be groomed slightly less often.
Dog grooming is important for a healthy dog and to keep him looking and smelling good too. All dogs have an inclination to roll in something smelly if given the chance. Dog hair is, to some extent, self-cleaning – but not to the point that your dog will never need a bath! There will be times when you need to do some dog grooming and also bath your dog – so you should have got your puppy used to the process as early as possible. If you have a long-haired breed you will need to regularly groom your dog – less so for the short or smooth coated breeds. Let's look at the different types of dog grooming you may have to do, according to breed, and then look at how to go about bathing your dog.
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