Grooming and Cleaning Your Dog

Once you have a dog at home, it is essential to keep it clean and well groomed.

There are many benefits to grooming your dog. Grooming is not just about maintaining your dog’s level of cleanliness, and it is not just about keeping your dog good-looking. Grooming is about maintaining both your dog’s physical health as well as her appearance.

All dogs need to be groomed, but the frequency varies between breeds. Some may need it once every month, some may need it every season, others may only need it once or twice a year. Usually a dog that has a long-haired coat should be groomed more frequently than one with short hair.

It is important to teach your dog or puppy to endure and get used to the grooming process. Dogs are not born to love being groomed. It’s just like taking your kid to the hair salon. It requires training and getting used to. You can start off by brushing him/her for a shorter period of time, then slowly stretch out the length of time. For example, you start off by brushing out one paw or one leg on a dog. At the end of each brushing session, you give him/her a big reward that he/she can only get after grooming. Slowly, you do more than one leg, then slowly work your way all over the body.
Another tip is to always do it at around the same time of each day. Dogs or puppies are used to routines, just like how human beings are. We have a set of time to eat, to exercise or to watch TV. Dogs are the same.

Brushing is beneficial for all kinds of dogs no matter what breed they are. It helps to remove dead hair, dirt, and dandruff. Regular brushing also helps to bring out the natural oils in the dog’s fur. As you brush, the natural oils are spread all over your puppy’s fur giving the coat a healthy sheen. Brushing your dog is also the perfect opportunity for you to check your dog over to ensure he’s healthy. Make sure you check for any tangled fur with a comb and check between paw pads in case if there’s anything that is stuck in between pads to cause discomfort.

Understanding the importance of brushing and grooming for both you and your beloved ones, not only saves money (you need more grooming sessions), it also connects you and your dog.

Train your dogs as early or as young as possible for them to love brushing. It will benefit your dog and yourself in the long-run.

If you have any question regarding brushing your dogs, you are welcome to give us a call
@ 604-942-8051 or send Kelly a text @ 604-961-3331 for any further information.

Examples:

What kind of brush should I use on my dog?
My dog has matts, what should I do with it?
The pin brushes are so pointy. Does it hurt my dog?