Basic Grooming Tips for Dogs
If you're a new dog owner, the though of taking on an onslaught of responsibilities can be daunting. Groom your dog to keep him clean and healthy is important for you and the whole family! At first, dog grooming can be messy and unpleasant. After tons of patience and practice, you’ll learn the ropes to become a groom master. Use these tips below to start with the very basics first.
1. Build Trust
Grooming is scary for most pets as well! It’s best to establish trust with them first before you try to get too close. The more comfortable your dog is with you, the better the grooming experience will be.
2. Regular Grooming
Grooming regularly keeps dogs healthy and shiny, and bathing them prevents skin problems. The rule of thumb is to wash when no longer huggable.
3. Check for Ticks and Fleas
Ticks can cause life-threatening diseases and prevention is the best cure. Buy flea collars, use flea-repellant sprays, and constantly check your dog’s body.
4. Ears, Teeth, Nails
Avoid diseases and infections by brushing teeth and cleaning ears regularly. Clipping your dog’s nails not only keeps their paws clean, but helps improve their posture and mobility as well.