When you first hear the term dog grooming, do you also instantly think of dog nail trimming?
Well, for most of pet owners that has been the most difficult part of dog grooming. There are a handful of other factors and processes involved in dog grooming that needs to be taken into consideration and learnt properly for the sake of your dog or puppy, if it is still that cute little ball of fur.
Dogs are associated as the best friends of humans and so it is understood that they also deserve the same amount of care and patience as kids do, after all, our pets are also kids for us, aren’t they?
Moreover, it is necessary to understand how to go about the grooming process depending on the breed of your dog because it varies for each and every one of them. Besides, you might also want to observe your specific dog as it may have some special case which should be discussed with your vet before going through any processes.
Here are the three most essential parts of dog grooming that you surely do not want to miss:
Dog Nail Trimming:
How often should you trim your dog’s nail is a question which their breed will decide. Basically, it really just depends on their growth, some need trimming in 2 weeks; other might not need it for the next 3-4 weeks. However, the important part is to keep a track and not let them grow long as it will only hurt your dog in a long run.
Trimming can be difficult for them, and so it is our responsibility to be conscious while doing it. For starters, you can make your dog familiar with the clipper on a daily basis so when the day comes, they do not hesitate much.
Although, one cannot expect them to be calm about it. Additionally, you need to hold their paws firmly, not tightly; there is a difference. Another important thing to remember is to not cut them too much as it will start bleeding and will be painful.
Lastly, treat your dog nicely afterwards, give some cookies or whatever it is that they love to eat!
This is one thing in which dogs are not so similar to humans; especially if their hair growth is fast. They might need a haircut every 2-4 weeks while some might give you a bit more time before they absolutely need a haircut.
For most dog owners, they prefer going to a professional groomer to get the task done. Though, if you have the tools and you have been talking to professionals for quite a while now, you can start doing it at home, just one thing: Be Careful.
Brushing Your Dog:
This is the most fun loving way of having a special bond with your dog. Furthermore, it helps kids in getting close to their pet and also nurturing them at the same time. Just like us, dogs also love it and so this part of their grooming will absolutely cheer you up. The best thing is that you can do it on a daily basis as well; there is no harm in it!
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