How To Use A Dog Grooming Brush
The first thing people wonder about when they get ready to groom a dog is how to use a dog grooming brush. You'll find that using a dog grooming brush is very much like using a hairbrush designed for humans. Work with the dog grooming brush as you would use a human hairbrush, but be extra careful brushing the most sensitive parts of your dog's body.
To use a dog grooming brush, you will need:
- A suitable grooming brush
- A leash
- A toy
- Put the leash on your dog. Many dogs will try to escape when you groom them. To prevent this from happening when you are grooming your dog, keep your dog on a leash the entire time.
- Distract your dog with a toy. You can use a rawhide chew toy, a squeaky toy or any other toy your dog likes. The idea is for her to focus on the toy during the grooming session.
- Gently brush your dog's ears. A dog's fur is likely to form tangles around the ears, and the ears are a sensitive part of the body for some dogs. So, be especially careful when brushing this area.
- Use broader strokes to cover your dog's back and sides. This is usually the easiest part of brushing your dog. Most dogs are not sensitive about having their backs and sides brushed, so you can work quickly.
- Have your dog roll over so you can brush her belly. Use the dog grooming brush to softly brush your dog's underside. If she's ticklish, just brush this area for a few seconds the first time you groom your dog. Then, gradually increase the time spent on the belly each time you use the grooming brush.