A lot of people will ask me, when grooming my dog, should I clip the hair? I tell them that it depends. Some dogs don’t need their hair cut. Some dogs do and some don’t.
Most dogs do not shed, but those that do, shed copiously. The shedding is actually beneficial to your pet since it keeps him clean and free of tangles. I think if you bathing your dog less, he will smell better, too!
If your dog sheds excessively, you may consider a good quality grooming table. There are several types of pet grooming tables available on the market today. You can purchase the wood, metal or plastic grooming table. Each type of table has its own advantages and disadvantages. It’s a good idea to research your pet before making a decision.
For example, some dogs don’t like the smell of shampoo. This can be overcome by giving them an alternative type of shampoo to use, such as a conditioner or canned dog food. In addition, some dogs don’t like the texture of shampoo. You can soften the shampoo by adding water or washing it with soap. Or, you can give your dog a homemade recipe for his own special shampoo that may include wheat, egg or coconut oil to make it softer.
Some dogs have long hair coats and it’s very difficult to comb and style a dog that has a short coat. These dogs benefit from having a detangling comb. This will make the trimming easier on the dog. If the dog does have a long hair coat, I recommend getting a detangling spray to give it some added help when you comb out his hair.
Many dogs don’t like the smell of chlorine in the shower and if your dog is one of these, purchasing a bad taste and neutral shampoo may solve that problem. Some breeds of dogs will have no problem bathing in a tub, while others may take a little more time than others to get used to it. The most important thing is your dog is getting bathed on the right schedule, at the proper temperature and in the proper place. When it comes to bathing your dog, be consistent and you’ll be rewarded with a clean, healthy coat. Just remember, bathing your dog regularly helps prevent matting and hair loss.
It’s important to have a comfortable place to perform the dog grooming tasks such as clipping the nails, cleaning the ears and face and trimming the fur. If you don’t like to groom your pet yourself, there are many groomers who offer this service. My best suggestion would be to find someone who enjoys working with dogs just as much as you do. This person can groom my dog while you enjoy a relaxing day at the beach or in your back yard enjoying the beauty of nature.
As you can see, bathing your dog is a necessary and common task. However, some dogs don’t care to be bathed, and there are others who like to be brushed and have their nails trimmed. For most dogs, a good brush with a high ponytail is sufficient for their hair needs. If you don’t have time to groom your dog, consider grooming services which offer professional grooming services as well as do-it-yourself kits that contain all the supplies needed to make your dog comfortable in any situation.