Creating good grooming habits and routines for your dog at home is essential for several reasons and you don’t have to be a professional dog groomer to do it right.
By doing regular grooming at home, you can help your dog look its best between visits to the groomer.
Routine grooming sessions will keep your dog clean and feeling fresh, but it will also allow you to inspect your dog’s skin, ears, nails, and teeth, and look for anything out of the ordinary.
Here are the most essential steps for maintenance grooming.
Brushing not only helps in keeping your dog’s hair shiny and smooth, but also helps in removing dirt, debris, and dandruff from the fur all while stimulating your dog’s blood circulation.
Most dog breeds require a bath every month, but there are some that can do without for two or more months.
Overgrown nails can be problematic in several ways. Not only do they cause discomfort, but they can also cause damage to the nail bed and cause pain due to breakage.
Brushing your dog’s teeth is possibly one of the most essential steps in home grooming and maintenance grooming.
Try not to force your dog into compliance. If your dog reacts negatively (tries to bite) to your attempts at grooming – brushing, bathing, etc
It is best to seek further assistance from someone trained in pet grooming.