A Perfect Way to Groom Your Dog
One of the most memorable moments with your dog is when you spend time making him or her look pretty. While some dogs require almost no attention when it comes to grooming, other dogs, such as puddles needs to have it done regularly. For some people this might be a daunting task and definitely something worth considering before getting a dog . Immagine you’ll have to cut, trim, bathe, cut the nails and finally brush the dog. You might not even have sufficient time to do it all by yourself! In this article I’ll share with you a few helpful ideas on dog grooming and you should become an expert in no time.
Here’s how to groom your dog
In order to keep your dog in perfect groomed condition you need to understand your dog breed.
If you used to have a Labrador and now you have a Tibetan Terrier, then you need to know that you need to do some changes in your grooming routine.
Why? You might ask.
Understanding your dog
Because different dogs require different grooming techniques and have different grooming needs. In order to understand the necessities of your dog you need to look at the breed. Learn about the history and characteristics. Then, you should be able to know exactly what kind of attention your dog needs grooming wise, as well as the kind of environment your dog deserves.
Preparing for it
As mentioned previously, certain breeds requires frequent grooming and some breeds that only requires a bath once a month or so. Some dogs require brushing everyday. This needs to be anticipated. The best way to fail your dog grooming is to not prepare for it properly.
You’ll need to plan ahead, set some time aside to do it yourself or if you’re planning on having the dog groomed professionally, schedule ahead of time as these places often tends to be overbooked.
Investing in it
Taking care of a dog is similar to taking care of a baby (a bit more hairy and a few more legs). You have to give your puppy full attention during the first few months and later on a bit less but still a considerable amount. And then of course you’ll need to invest on tools and other dog supplies, that your dog needs to maintain his lifestyle. Tools could be toenail clippers, brushes, combs, de-matting comb, hair dryers, dog shampoo and conditioner and eventually if required flea removal tools. Putting aside a small budget for these things is crucial.
It’s not enough to just own these tools and to have the time required you need to keep doing it and little by little you’ll start to learn and understand your dog, you dog likewise will start getting used to it and might even enjoy it.
All this constitute to one thing essentially; take care of your dog. You’ll need to remember the characteristics of the owner reflects and can manifest itself in the way the dog is groomed. Many would agree on this. If for example you see a dog with mats everywhere, you often perceive the owner as irresponsible right? So always make sure to give your dog the proper care he needs make it a routine and a fun bonding time for you and your dog.