Grooming your dog can be difficult. You have to find a place to bath them, trim their nails without hurting them, and then deal with all of that fur! Every dog has their own personality and different tricks will help them get through their grooming, but here are my top 3 tips for you to survive the mess:
Unfortunately, not all dogs fit in our sinks and some may even be too large to comfortably fit in your shower. In these cases you may find yourself outside juggling between the hose and your shampoo bottles. Instead, try attaching a soap foam spray nozzle on the end of your outdoor hose to make bath time even easier! This nozzle will hold soap in a reservoir which, when a dial is turned, will mix with the water as it sprays. You can switch back-and-forth from a soap spray or a water rinse all with one tool.
* Make sure the end of the sprayer nozzle is clean before each use to prevent contamination.
Grind Those Dark Nails
Do you have a dog with dark nails? Do you have a hard time seeing your dog's quick? Then you need to drop the clippers and start grinding down those nails. Trimming nails is a quick and effective way to shorten most dog's nails without any concerns, however, when you can't easily locate your dog's blood vessel within their nails that could cause a bloody mess. Use a tool that will gradually sand away your dog's nail until it is at the right length to avoid this common issue!
* Start slow, at a low speed, and be sure to shape the nails properly as you remove nail length.
Terminate That Excess Hair
Adding one brush to your dog's grooming routine will forever change how you deal with fur laying around. This tool will get deep into your dog's undercoat and remove all of the excess, loose hair laying within their coat. Not only will this help keep your home clean but also makes your dog feel great after!
* This process can take some time and arm muscle! The larger the dog, the more hair to brush.
Whatever you do, always keep your dog's overall safety and comfort in mind as grooming can be a stressful time for many pups. Stay posted for more helpful tips and advice from The Pet Guy!