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Grooming for Dogs – Depends on the Breed

Grooming for Dogs – Depends on the Breed

Here is a topic that is very different for all breeds of dogs, grooming, you have hairless dogs, short-haired dogs, medium length haired dogs, and long-haired dogs. So shall we get into some problems with grooming these different lengths?


How Often Do Dogs Need Groomed

This is a question many people who have never had a furry friend before will ask. And of course, the answer to this is going to depend on the type of dog you are getting.

dog getting a bathHairless dogs still need groomed due to they require skin care, brushing them with a soft natural bristle brush is fine because they do have small tufts of hair on their heads, feet, and usually on their tails.

Hairless dogs do get acne so bathing them once a week is advisable to prevent this problem. Moisturize your hairless dog after each bath with an application of hypoallergenic or oil-free moisturizer.

Sunscreen is necessary when outdoors for these breeds they can sunburn very easily. Checking and cleaning their ears every week is a must plus clipping their nails as needed.

dog getting brushedShort-haired dogs require brushing every day with a medium bristle brush it is best to brush from head to tail the direction that their hair grows. Check for any bumps or skin problems when brushing your dog.

Short-haired dogs can usually get a bath monthly but some breeds to have a tendency to put off an odor so bathing them weekly is alright. These breeds may at times have problems with the anal gland so you might want to learn to clean this yourself or take them to a groomer who will take care of this for you.

The only other things you will want to do is check their ears clean if necessary clip their nails when needed and brush their teeth at least once a month.

Long-haired dogs require the most amount of grooming which I am sure you would have already guessed. Brushing or combing them out daily to keep matting out is a must. It helps with the shedding of hair everywhere too.

big furry dog getting a bathBefore you bath, your long-haired dog make sure to brush and comb out any tangles or matting always start at the top of their head and work your way to the back getting to the skin of your dog. 

Once you have them rinsed very well (soap can cause irritation and dry skin) then use a conditioner made for dogs to help untangle the hair. I recommend brushing them out once towel dried to help with the tangles. If your using a dryer for your dog make sure that the heat setting is just warm otherwise drying out your dog’s natural oils on their skin.

If you long-haired dog has massive matting use clippers or scissors that are sharp enough not to pull the hair and cut these out prior to bathing.

They also need ears checked and their nails clipped when they get too long plus brushing of the teeth. Free Dog Training. Click Here.


Grooming Products for Dogs

Anyone who has had a dog knows that the market is full of so many grooming products for your dog. Brushes, combs, clippers, scissors, nail clippers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, you name it and you can find these for dogs. 

So which products are the best? This is a very big question because everyone has their own opinion of what they feel is best.

I could list over 1000 products on this page and no two people would agree which ones are the best to use for their pet. Therefore I can give you my opinion and then you will have to make your own choice for what you think is best.

For my fur babies they are short-haired and personally I prefer using a people brush on them it is a medium bristle brush that does the job very nicely and they love when they see it coming out. Visit Petmate.com

I have a flea comb that I have had for some time and it is actually a cat flea comb with their short-hair it works better than a dog flea comb and thankfully it does not get much use.


They do have these wonderful doggie toothbrush fingers which I love for brushing their teeth and work great because did you ever try to get a toothbrush in a dog’s mouth?

When they need their nails done I leave this to the people at the grooming salon I prefer someone with experience do their nails cutting them the proper way so as not to cut the quick. (Where the blood comes out in the nail.)


As for shampoos, I do not use over-the-counter dog shampoos that can cause irritation or allergic reactions I instead use an all natural soap called L.O.C. (Liquid Organic Concentrate) which is sold by Amazon see link below. (If you live close to me I am able to get this at a discount just contact me).


Grooming Uncooperative Dogs

So your dog does not like grooming now what? You have a couple of options fight with your dog yourself or take them to the groomers.

Personally, if they are so stubborn and get to the point of being frightened or upset there is a possibility they can bite you then the best solution is taking them to a professional groomer.

dog trying to avoid getting a bath

I have used a few in the past with some good results and some not so good results so this is something that you will need to research prior to taking your dog there.

Should you decide a groomer would be your best option ask around to anyone you know who has dogs if they can recommend someone for you. Do research online most have reviews posted visit the facility see how the groomer treats the animals and how receptive the animals are to the people there. Free Dog Training. Click Here.


In Closing

Hopefully, this has given you some insight into taking care of your fur baby with grooming they like to look handsome or pretty just as people do. It makes them feel good and smell good and cuts down on shedding in the home.

We here at Delightful Doggies 4 U welcome any suggestions, comments, or questions you can leave them in the space provided below or send us an email at delightfuldoggies4u@gmail.com

Thanks for coming by hope to see you all again soon 🙂

Susan

Dog Grooming Business – 6 things you need to do

Welcome to Delightful Doggies 4 u -Grooming Business 6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Dog Grooming Business - 6 things you need to do

Hi, and welcome to those of you who want to become a dog groomer and own your own business.  Well done, owning your own business has many benefits.

You will need to know a few things about Dog Grooming before you race out there and start grooming dogs so I have put this article together to give a few tips to get you started.

Best Dog Grooming Equipment- Your dog will love this!

Grooming your dog can be a challenge if you haven’t got the right equipment and today I am going to share some different products and their relevance to you and grooming your dog     


The grooming table- help your dog feel secure and safe

Some of the best dog grooming equipment you can use is a table 1st off. Placing your dog on a grooming table gives them a safe feeling and also puts you in control while you are grooming. Your dog will soon come to learn when they are placed on the table and secured it is time to be pampered

Here is a review of a couple of grooming tables:

Grooming Table Folding Grooming Arm by Comfort Groom

  • 47″ height x 10″ width
  • Collapsible arm extension
    Grooming loop included
  • Fits most tables
  • 1 Year warranty

You can purchase this item from Amazon

This product has a 4 1/2 star rating.

Here is another type of table

Flying Pig Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Pet Dog Cat Bone Pattern

Rubber Surface Grooming Table with Arm/noose

  • Flying Pig™ Heavy Duty Grooming Table. 38″L x 22″W x 31.5″H
  • Table Surface: Bone Shape Texture Non-Slip Rubber
  • Table Frame: Rust Resist Stainless Steel (Can Hold up to 330 Ibs)
  • Equipped with Flying Pig™ Heavy Duty folding, Adjustable Grooming Arm
  • Come with Storage Basket, folding & Adjustable Grooming Arm, Noose and Loop

Also available from Amazon Online

This product has a 4 1/2 star rating which is great.

Depending on what you prefer to use one of these might be ideal.


Grooming Time – What to use?

Grooming time should be fun for both you and your dog/dogs and it should be done regularly to ensure your dog has a healthy coat without knots or matting which will occur if you do not groom every day.

Your dog will be so happy and you will too as less hair is shed around the home if brushing is done daily. Odors from your dog will be pleasant if they are bathed regularly so buying the best dog grooming equipment is a must.

You can find 1000s of grooming products for dogs, lots are going to be cheap and nasty while others will be made with excellent materials and will last for a very long time if maintained properly.

Brushes, combs, clipping sets, nail clippers, shampoo, towels and so much more. You don’t need everything however you do need the basics. A decent brush and comb to suit your dog. Clippers, if your dog needs this and you know how to use them properly. 120x240 kingkanine

Specialized dog shampoo and nail clippers are good to have but only use the clippers if you know how to use them. You don’t want to cut the nail too short as it can cause bleeding for your dog. Some dog nails are clear but a lot of dogs have black nails, making it more difficult to see where to clip. When in doubt go to a groomer or your local vet. Yes, you will pay for this service and this is better than hurting your dog. This will cause your dog to become quite nervous whenever they see you reaching for the nail clippers.

You can buy dog grooming products from an online store, your local pet store, your vet, or your local pet groomer. The choice is yours.

Here is another product review

PET PAL Dog & Cat Professional Full Grooming Set with Low Noise Pet Clipper 5 Adjustable Speeds Rechargeable Cordless Trimmer with Rechargeable Nail Grinder Grooming Glove Comb Guides Scissors

Amazon_ Giantex 32_ Pet Grooming Table Rubber Top Durable Folding w_Adjustable Arm & Noose Mesh Tray_ Pet Supplies

 

  • SUPER QUIET: Precision motor, low vibration, and ultra quiet design, to help your dog feel at ease, not afraid haircut anymore.
  • CORDLESS DESIGN: Lightweight and a cordless design for easy use. The pet grooming kit is equipped with a charger. Charging for five hours, it can sustain uses of 70 minutes. With the cordless clipper, you can no longer be bothered by the trouble of replacing batteries or boring wires.
  • 4 GUIDE COMBS: The adjustable clipping comb is applicable for clipping hair of different lengths; With 4 attachment guide combs: thinning-out, (3mm/6mm/9mm/12mm,) skin-friendly contour-following combs make it safe, easy, comfortable.
  • SHARP BLADE: High-quality stainless steel fixed blade and moving blade provide excellent cutting performance. Detachable blades for ease of changing and cleaning: set the collar setting to 2.0mm, then hold the blade, push it down.
  • NOTIFICATION: If your pet has long and thick hair, you need to use scissors (included) cut part of them at first, otherwise the Clippers will jam up and don’t work properly.

This product has a 5-star rating. 


Ready – Go Grooming

I hope this post has given some help with your Dog grooming needs and I know grooming will be a fun time for you and your dog if done the right way. Enjoy grooming time and please make sure you give your dog lots of breaks if grooming is going take a while. Groom, clip for 15 minutes, then let your dog get down and have a runaround. Having had a break they will be ready to sit quietly until the next break.

Use quality products.  They do a better job, they last longer so its cost-effective in the long-term.

Have fun and happy grooming©

If you have any question please email me delightfuldoggies4u@gmail.com

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