Best Grooming Practices for Your Dog

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When I first got my dog, I wasn’t really aware of how to groom him. This later resulted in constantly having a very dirty and smelly, overgrown walking carpet. Trust me, those first few months were not fun! But after doing my research, I kind of got the hang of it and if you’re having the same kind of trouble I had, then you’re not alone. I’ve followed some practices which proved to be very effective for my little sweetheart and are sure to do wonders for yours too!

Puppy Grooming

Canines are highly energetic and what’s their most favorite thing to do? Of course, rolling around in mud! My baby used to come in everyday dragging a whole trail of dirt with him which meant, a large expense on grooming all over again. Well, there was no way I could prevent the puppy from doing what he loved, I just had to learn how to take care of the mess he made of himself! Here’s what I did:

Bathing

Don’t bathe your dog too often but if he’s dirty, you have to. Once a month works or more frequently if he’s dirty or has fleas. Or else you could just keep a wet towel ready at all times if they’re little trouble makers like mine. Remember, don’t get shampoo in the ears, mouth or nose, and you’ll be good!

Brushing

Some dogs love being brushed, mine absolutely hates it. Just brush him once a day and if they’re nervous then it’s usually a good idea to do things which comfort them such as humming or offering the occasional treat.

Cutting

It’s better if you take your dog to a professional groomer but if you’re doing it at home then I usually make it a point to cut once a month, like baths.

Every puppy has different grooming needs so it’s best if you get professional advice on it. Just remember never to avoid grooming, that’ll make a complete mess of your dog and isn’t healthy for them at all.

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    • Karen Massey
    • August 10, 2017
    Reply

    I have a 12 week old puppy and she hate having a bath she wines though the entire time. Any suggestions

      • Jessica Almond
      • August 11, 2017
      Reply

      My dog still isn’t a huge fan of baths, but he can tolerate them now, because i will give him a treat or two at some point during the process. It seems to help calm him down 🙂 I don’t think it has to be a big treat or anything like that, probably better if its just a small one.

    • Sherry Casper
    • August 14, 2017
    Reply

    My rescued Shuh Tzu will not let me bathe him or trim his chin, around his eyes or paws. I pay dearly for pro-groomers because he is so difficult. He lost one eye already because a groomer walked out.

      • Jessica Almond
      • August 14, 2017
      Reply

      Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that! poor little guy!

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I'm Jessica, I love to write about natural pet health & safety.

I'm Jessica, I love to write about natural pet health & safety.

My main goal is to help inspire you to find healthy and safety tips to be there for our little furry friends.
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