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Sometimes, we could get lazy and bring our dog to the groomers and call it a day. Little did we know that washing our dog can improve the bond and can be a fun adventure as well. It’s not as hard as you think, it just takes some time and patience. In fact, with plenty of treats, patience, and love, you will have a clean and happy dog. If you are curious about how to groom your dog, then we have all the information that you will need to be an awesome owner.
Tie your dog somewhere safe and secure
Before grooming your dog, it’s important to tie him in a secure place. You want the dog to be stable and in place, but not too uncomfortable. That way, you can safely and properly control your dog during the grooming process.
Cleaning out the dirt
Once your dog is securely tied to an area, it’s time to get rid of the dirt. Before washing your dog, it’s vital to grab a brush and clear out any dirt and debris. In addition, you want to untangle matted hair and fur so when you brush him; his hair can flow through the comb. Keep in mind that it’s very difficult to detangle the wet fur, that is why it’s essential to do this when he is dry.
Washing your dog washing your dog, you want to pick the right shampoo and conditioner. A high-quality product will make your dog smell good, but is also gentle on his skin. Once you find the right shampoo and conditioner, it’s time to wash your dog. Use a hose or faucet with warm water, and gently rinse your dog. Then apply the shampoo, rinse, conditioner, and rinse. Once you wash your dog, grab a clean towel and thoroughly dry him.
Drying your dog
Your dog will still be wet despite drying him with a towel. This is where you would need to use a dog dryer to get him completely dry so that you can enter the next step. As we have mentioned before, it’s hard to brush and trim a wet dog, so it’s important to have the right equipment to blow dry your dog.
Brushing and trimming
Once your dog is dry, it’s time to brush and trim. Your dog may be anxious and want to run away, but it’s essential to keep him standing still. It’s best to use some doggy treats to reward him for good behavior and correct him for any bad behaviors. You will have to be careful not to cut your dog so that it will take a lot of time and patience. Fortunately, if you groom your dog more often, he or she will get used to the process and will be less fearful towards it.
The funny thing about grooming your own dog is that you end up taking a shower as well. Your canine friend will start shaking like crazy resulting in a splash of water getting all over your clothes. That is why it’s essential to wear attire that you wouldn’t mind getting dirty. Another thing to make the process easier is to have fun and laugh with your companion. Make sure to use plenty of praises and positive reinforcement to let your dog know that the grooming process is a pleasant experience. The last thing you want is a canine that is afraid of taking a shower, now how smelly would that be.