When You Need to Groom Your Dog
It is surely an excellent thing when you don’t have to spend for your dog to be groomed. In doing this, you can save plenty of cash. Whatever is the length of the hair of the dog, there are a few things that you must follow if you like to go for DIY for your dog’s grooming. Here are some things that you should learn on how to groom your dog at home. Well, here are the basic things that you must know when you want to groom your dog at home.
It is really true that it is much cheaper for you to do at-home dog grooming than it is to visit a groomer. These are the basic things to know. The first thing is that in order for the dog not to bolt out of the tub, one needs to know and also obey the sit, stand and stay commands. You know how to take care of the dog really when you have been taking care of the dog since this was a pupply. This means that there will be less trouble when it is time for clipping the dog.
When clipping the dog’s hair, cleaning the gums, teeth and cutting the nails, you must have a no-slip mat and let the dog stand on the table so that you won’t strain yourself by having to bend over so much and so that you won’t have to overly restrain the dog as well. The kit should have scissors, clippers, combs and brushes.
In giving your dog a bath, you need to use a bath tub which is suited to the pet’s size. You should fill such with warm water. If the dog doesn’t want to be placed in the water, then you must have a bucket of warm water. The next thing that you need to do is that you must use the non-slip mat, the towel, plastic jug or the hair dryer and canine shampoo. There are other kinds of shampoo that you can find in the market. For example, when your dog has fleas and tick, then you can get a shampoo for such. If your dog has a particular skin condition, then you must have a shampoo that gives relief for this.
You then have to pour warm water over your dog until one is thoroughly saturated. Or if you are going to place him in the tub, then you must put a non-slip mat in it. In order to avoid soapy water from getting inside his ears, you may use a cotton wool.
Make sure that you are quite careful when you shampoo him so that this won’t get in his mouth and eyes. You can use a sponge on the dog’s face. Ensure that you rinse the dog from head first and make sure that you dry it properly.