Home Grooming Tips for Dogs
This article is courtesy of DogTime.com.
Wash, cut, brush and dry. You can keep your dog well-groomed!
If you have seen your dog rub or roll on the rug, or chew and lick at her fur, you have witnessed her attempt at self-grooming. Have you ever tried to give yourself a haircut? Then you know we can all use a little help sometimes, even Fido.
Grooming should be a pleasure
A grooming session could be a challenge for you and your dog, especially if she is excitable or not used to you touching her. Here are some methods to help pave the way for an enjoyable experience for both of you:
Combing and brushing
Dogs naturally gather dirt, grass, weeds, and other irritants in their fur. Brushing or combing regularly will help keep your dog's coat and skin clean and healthy. Different coats require different tools and procedures.
Smooth, short-coat dogs like Chihuahuas, Beagles, or Doberman Pinschers only need a weekly grooming:
Short and/or thick-coated dogs like retrievers and huskies can be prone to matting. Here is a weekly routine to help control those irritating mats:
For a long, luxurious coat, such as that of a Cocker Spaniel, you need to perform some grooming steps each day:
Something with stiff hairs or hair like pieces on a plant or animal.
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