If you have a dog, you might realize that sometimes grooming is something you have to do, no matter how short your dog’s fur is. Not just the coat, you have to cut it’s nail as well, as if it’s too long it can hurt your dog due to an accident. If you don’t have a grooming routine for your dog, do not worry because in this article we’re going to list several beginner grooming tips for your dogs. A simple method is to brush on day one, bathe on day two, and to cut its nails on the last day.
Make a checklist before you start
We understand that trimming your dog’s nail is easy, but you have to make a checklist before you start your grooming routine. This list can consist of getting special shampoos, buying specific dog’s clippers, and even buying a particular flea/tick medicine.
Tip: if in emergencies and you ran out of dog shampoo, opt for a very mild regular shampoo to avoid irritation which can cause your dog to itch and over shedding.
Check the water
Make sure that the water is not too hot and not too cold. Make it too hot, and your dog will get burned, make it too cold and your dog will get sick. Use lukewarm water and make sure that you dry your dog immediately after the bath.
Tip: you can use the hairdryer to fasten the drying process, but as usual make sure that it’s not too hot for your dog, which can cause him to feel uncomfortable.
Seek for professional help
Try to seek professional help in case you found something unusual from your dog. These problems list of foul odors from the dog’s ears, super bad breath no matter what you do, or in case you’re not sure on how to clip your nails, always consult to a certified veterinarian.
Tip: don’t try to scrub or spray water to the inside of dog’s ears as it can be dangerous for the dog, instead what you can do is use wet wipes or damp towel instead.
Write a schedule on when to brush and bath
Dogs with shorter coat may require weekly brushing, but dogs with longer coats might require daily brushing to avoid fleas and shedding. Another tip is to make sure that you got the right brush, as there are special brush depending on the length of your dog’s fur.