Dog Grooming Tips For Your Puppy
Dog grooming means Hair Brushing, Nail trimming, Bathing, Hair Cut, Ear care and Teeth Cleaning. Dog grooming helps your dog have healthier and shinier coat. Every Breed has different grooming needs and every dog owner has different preferences on how they want their dog or puppy to look. We cover basic dog grooming tips. Enjoy these great tips on how to groom your dog or puppy.
Dog grooming sessions help you to improve your relationship with your dog. Every dog grooming session your dog feels more comfortable with you. Start your dog sessions shorter and over the time you will extend your dog grooming process. Every dog grooming session gives you an opportunity to check your dog’s skin for fleas or irritation and remove dirt.
Dogs that have long hair may need daily brushing. It helps to have smooth and healthy hair. Dogs that have shorter hair may need once a month hair brushing. They mostly do not have any tangling and matting problems. Give special attention to legs, toes and tail when brushing your dog’s hair. Around tail he/she may have more tangles.
Comb your dog before take a bath. It is harder to open the tangles and knots when your dog gets wet. Put your dog in the tub or where you want to give bath safely, start soaking your dog starting from head to tail. You should mix the shampoo with water in a measuring pitcher prior to wetting down initially. If you mix with warm water, first then pour the diuted shampoo over the dog, rinsing is easier and you get a more uniform shampoo coverage. You should always rinse twice as long as you shamoooed. Using the same procedure two or three times. Followed by a detanling rinse, mixed and applied in the same fashion. Mix with warm water, apply, massage into the hair, and rinse, not twice as long. But apply again, and massage in, rinsing until the hair still feels soft and manageable. Always keep the ears down to prevent water, try to avoid the eyes. After soaking put some shampoo, which should be soap free or shampoo that your vet recommended for your dogs breed skin. While you poor the shampoo, massage the dogs body and toes. Rinse off all the shampoo from your dog. Again make sure to close the ears and try to avoid shampoo from your dog’s eyes. Dry your dog with a towel, from head to tail while massaging. Your dog is getting such a nice bath. Make sure to have more than one towel, you will need it. After drying your dog with towel or dryer you are ready to brush your dog’s hair again. It might be a good idea put a little toy in the tub or bathing area to keep you dog busy while you are shampooing or rinsing.
Nail trimming is a very easy process if you know what you are doing. You can ask a veterinary technician, groomer or vet to teach the right tricks to you. Your dog may need nail cutting once a month it is based on your dogs growing rate. You need nail cutter and reliable Blood Stop Styptic Powder. Always use sharp nail clippers. If you accidentally trim your dogs nail more than you supposed to, you will use Blood Stop Styptic powder. You may hurt your dog if you are not sure what you are doing. Negative nail trimming experience makes your dog uncomfortable for the next time he/she goes dog grooming so be careful. You might also feel uncomfortable but try to be gentle whatever your dog does.
Your dog’s ear always be checked and kept clean. Cleaning your dog ears deeply may cause irritation. Never insert anything in your dog’s ear canal. If your dog develops hair from his ear canal, you may need to tweeze it so that your dog won’t get tangles. Learning more about your dog’s breed helps you understand more about your dog grooming needs. You should talk with your vet specifically if your dog needs special treatment for his/her ears.
When your dog grooming session ends, give your dog a praise and treats every time and your dog will finish dog grooming sessions with positive attitude.
Regularly brushing your dog’s teeth and giving your dog a balanced diet helps your dog to have healthier mouth. Chew toys also helps to prevent gum disease with cleaning up soft tartar. Always use special dog’s mouthwash for your dog. Check your dog’s teeth and gums every week if there is any swelling or lost tooth. Bad breath is also another sign to visit a vet.