Dog’s Grooming

There are some very simple techniques to make him accept grooming. It must be done by desensitizing. But how to do it? First of all, it must be borne in mind that this will not come overnight, proceed in small steps, and know how to be patient.

Dog hates entering the bathroom because he remembers that last time was to make him take a bath. It must, therefore, be used to this place.

When he gets used to getting into the tub for his meals, this is where you can begin to desensitize him to the water. First, run a small trickle of water in front of him while he is eating.

Encourage him with sweet words and caresses. Only allow it to come out of the bath at your signal.

Watch his reaction to the shower. If you see that you can go further, increase the flow of water.

But most dogs will rebel at the trickle of water and it will take him to take this step in several days.

For financial reasons, it is tempting to groom your dog at home, especially to make him bathe and cut his claws. But sometimes, it is necessary to resort to a grooming institute for dogs, if only to make the doggie more pleasant.

It is true that it depends on the breeds, one will take more to the groomer a poodle or a Yorkie than a hunting dog for example.

The advantage of dog grooming in the institute is that the groomer will take care of the hygiene of the animal and its overall appearance. Regarding the coat, the groomer will make sure to restore a shiny coat.

He detangles it (detangling can take hours), washing it with a specialized shampoo, drying and brushing you dog. Then he cuts his claws. The groomer can brush the dog’s teeth put a product in his mouth for him to have a better breath.

The ears are cleaned and the unwanted hair removed. In the eyes, the groomer applies a special product that maintains the eye contour. The groomer can also revamp your pet, according to the wish you make him.

In short, it offers you a whole range of treatments that you could not lavish yourself on your doggie at home.

The grooming of the dog is essential in the life of your pet. If only to untangle the hair and maintain it. If you do not do it at home, it is recommended to take your dog at least once a year and do the total, care of the hair, claws, teeth.

Thus, you will have the pleasure of having a dog with good hygiene and a good appearance.


Dog Brushing

It is important for any dog owner to properly maintain his companion between each visit to the groomer in order to avoid the animal having a completely tangled fur.

It is important to remind dog owners that leaving a dog with a tangled fur can be considered as animal abuse and be sanctioned by justice for this reason.

How to maintain a poodles hair, may be the most common question here.

First of all, you must know that the skin of a tangled dog no longer breathes, causing big skin problems.

Frequently visit the groomer: On average, any type of dogs combined, the ideal frequency to drive your dog to the groomer is 2 to 3 months.

Brushing: Passage is obligatory, brushing is essential to the maintenance of your companion on all fours. It removes dead hair (including short-haired dogs) and prevents nodes from forming in the fur.

The minimum frequency of brushing is once a week. the best being to devote a few minutes every day.

The material is not always the same for all the breeds, on the other hand, a point common to all remains nevertheless present, a brush allowing not to pluck the hair not dead.

For example, a tool often used is the soft card. On the other hand on Yorkshire, this one will not be used because it possesses a fur called silk, so it will be necessary to use a brush with pins (without a ball at the end) mounted on rubber.

There is also on the market a suction brush to suck the dead hairs and dust contained on the dog. This brush does not serve to undo the knots but exclusively to “clean” the skin of your companion on all fours.

There is also a complete range of cosmetic products perfectly adapted to dogs to help you to less “pluck” the non-dead hair and avoid “breaking” the hair with your brush.

The method of brushing:
For dogs with short hair, nothing more simple, brush back fur coat on the whole body of the dog then than in the direction of the hair.

For long-haired dogs:
The first rule of thumb is to never wash your dog until it has completely disentangled the dog (except for the Yorkshire terrier). Indeed, washing would amount to making a “double knot” on an already existing node, so it would be virtually impossible to undo it.

To not forget about knots on your dog, it is important to perfectly follow a methodology. To do this, start by lowering all the hair of your companion downwards, then using your card, brush by small wick its fur so as to go up gently along its paw.

Once this is done, pass a metal comb with spaced teeth to verify that you have not forgotten any knots.