How To Groom a Dog The Proper Way

Do you know how to groom a dog? All of us want our dog to be healthy, clean and safe. These are the main things you have to offer your dog if you want to be a good dog owner. As you are a new dog owner and you are not used to the procedures a dog needs to be administrated you might be a little bit worried at first. Don’t worry! The truth is that you have to learn a lot of new things as a dog owner, but anyone can do it. You can do it, and trust me on this, you should definitely do it as often as you can if you want to have a healthy and clean pet.

Grooming is very important, no matter the size and the breed of your dog. Today we will learn together how to groom a dog. At first you have to buy several things you will need for the grooming. These objects are: collar, hair brush, teeth brush, nail clipper, hair trimmer, dryer, shampoo and ear cleaner. These are several things that should never miss from your dog’s bathroom, if you want to have a clean fancy dog all the time. Of course, it’s not enough to have them, you must also use them.

Now that you know what you need for grooming, let’s see how to groom a dog. One very important thing that you must know is that you have to brush your dog before everything. When the fur is wet, it is a lot harder to do it. You should start brushing from his head, going down to the neck, belly and tail. You must respect this order all the time. It is not necessary to use a special brush for your dog. A human hair brush can be good as well. When you finish with the brushing, reward your dog for being good during the procedure. Sometimes grooming goes just like any other training: if your dog obeys, he has to be rewarded. You can use any treats you want, but believe me, food treats never fail, as almost any dog loves to eat.

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There are several things that you have to do before taking your dog a bath. If you want to know how to groom a dog the right way, listen to what I’m saying and you will do it the best way possible. Before anything in this process of grooming you must clean your dog’s eyes. Some dogs need a special care of their eyes. Clean them carefully, using the special products that are made for this job. Don’t use anything else, as products with different purposes can harm your dog’s eyes.

After the eyes, you must clean your dog’s ears. This has to be done carefully too. For this is better to use products that contain wax, but be careful, don’t use too much of them because if they enter the ear, your dog might have some serious problems with the hearing.

Then brush your dog’s teeth with a special toothpaste. Teeth brushing is very important for healthy teeth and for a fresh breath.

After all these you can take your dog a very good bath and he will feel like new. I hope that I answered to most of your questions about how to groom a dog. If you want to know any details, please let me know and I’ll help you with everything I know.

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