How To Groom Your Dog
Keeping your dog clean is an important part of your responsibility as a dog owner. By following some basic grooming techniques, you avoid health risks that your pet may be open to. From a yeast infection caused by matted hair, to ear infections and gum disease, these are just a few of the health risks any breed of dog can pick up.
Your dog’s coat should be brushed regularly, but, of course, this depends on the length of hair. Long-haired dogs should be brushed daily, while medium-haired dogs weekly, and then shorter haired dogs can go for up to a month maximum before needing a brush. It is important to note that dogs enjoy being brushed, so feel free to brush as often as you want, as it is also good for bonding with your pet.
One area of grooming that many dogs despise is nail trimming. This may be because they don’t appreciate their paws being touched, or the owner could be cutting their nails too short and therefore will inflict pain on them. It is important that you learn and practise how to trim your pets nails correctly, to avoid any conflict between you and your pet when it comes to this.
Bathing your dog can be a hit or miss for determining whether they will like it or not. Some may not have a problem with it, while others will run at the sound of running water. Most dogs should be bathed monthly, including a thorough wash. Using soap-free shampoo, give their coat a good wash through making sure all areas have been covered. Finally, thoroughly rinse your dog making all shampoo has been removed to avoid irritation