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Tips For Grooming a Puppy At Home

A lot of people like to save the expense of taking their pets to the groomers and just do the job themselves. While this is a great way to save money, it can also be a headache if you do not know the proper way to bathe and groom your pet. Short haired dogs are the easiest to groom at home, but if you have a long haired dog you can still do it. It is just a bit trickier. Follow these steps to ensure that you have a great experience with at home DIY dog grooming.

Making Bath Time Easy

The first thing that you will want to do is make sure that you are bathing your pup regularly. Dogs need a bath about once a week in order to make sure that they smell fresh and clean. When you bathe them, you need to use a soap that will be gentle on their skin but will leave them smelling great. There are some shampoos that are meant for dogs with sensitive skin, and that might be the way you want to go if you are unsure of how they will react to a new shampoo.

When you get started with their bath, make sure that it is a comfortable temperature. This will make it easier on them, which in turn makes it easier for you. Most dogs actually like their bath time if it is done correctly. Usually, it is best to run the water then turn off the faucet, as the running water may scare them. Also, be sure to not get the water directly into their eyes. Grooming A Puppy At Home

Brushing them Regularly

When you brush your dog, you need to do it regularly. This will help to prevent matted fur and other issues that come about when you do not keep them well groomed. Brush them gently, and try to do it daily until they are used to it. Doing it every day helps to get them used to the brush, and will also make it a lot easier on you. Some dogs grow to love having their fur brushed.

Professional Hair Cuts

While you can take care of bathing and brushing your pet at home, when it is time for a hair cut it is generally a great idea to take them to the groomer. They are professionals, and they know exactly what they are doing. They will ensure that your pet does not get harmed in the process. When cutting their hair, it is important to keep them still and calm so that you do not make any mistakes and cut them. They are great at doing this, and that is why it is usually best to stick with this for long haired dogs.

While it is recommended to get them professionally groomed when they need a cut, it does not mean that you cannot keep up with the regular baths, nail clippings and brushings. This will make trips to the groomer much easier and affordable!

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