How To Groom Dogs
Learn how to groom dogs so you can save money getting your own groomed and even make money grooming other people’s dogs. Dogs are a lot like humans, in that they need to have their hair cut, washed, and treated in specific ways. They also need to have their nails cut and their teeth brushed. Learning how to groom dogs takes time and practice, but it will save you a lot of time and money in the long run and can even be fun and rewarding.
- To groom dogs you need to know how to wash their hair. There is specific shampoo for dog fur, but you can also use baby shampoo. Using regular human shampoo for adults would be a bad idea and can damage your dog’s coat. Get them wet, lather them with the shampoo, and then rinse it off. Be careful on their heads, especially around the ears and be gentle with their tails.
- Cutting dog hair is completely different from cutting human hair. You need to practice cutting it to get good at it, and you should probably buy a book or take some training lessons to learn more quickly. The fur needs to be cut in a certain way to prevent unevenness and to keep the sheen healthy.
- You also need to cut your dog’s nails in order to properly groom them. Cutting dog nails is tricky, and it will require some practice and preferably professional training to do it correctly. You can seriously hurt your dog if you cut too far up the nail, so you should exercise caution when clipping the nails. However, this is a necessary part of grooming your dog.
- Be careful and gentle when you brush your dog’s teeth. If you brush too hard you can cause permanent damage. Be gentle and precise when brushing, and if your dog moves a lot then it may be best not to brush its teeth. Take your time and do it right or do not do it at all.