One of the most exciting experiences in dog owning is when
you have to spend time making your dog look great. However, for some, dog grooming is a daunting task. Imagine
you have to cut, trim, bathe, nail cut, and brush the dog. You don’t even have the time to do them on yourself
sometimes. Well, people who treat dog grooming this way are certainly those who do not take responsibility on
their pet. Of course, the real pet lovers are not one of those people.
To be able to keep your dog in its perfect and groomed
condition, the following are some helpful guides you should consider:
Understand – If you previously own a Labrador and shifted to a Tibetan
Terrier, then you have to realize that you need to do some grooming routine. Because different dogs require
different grooming techniques. What you should do is to understand the breed of your dog. Learn about its
history and characteristics. Then, you should be able to know from this information the proper grooming
techniques you should do as well as the right living environment it deserves.
Prepare – There are certain breeds that require frequent grooming.
There are some breeds that require a once a month bathing. There are some breeds that require everyday coat
brushing. These things must be anticipated. There is no better way to fail your dog grooming by not preparing
for it. From this important information, you should be able to plan, prepare, and allocate a time where you can
bring your dog to a dog grooming shop. Or, make a schedule on when to groom your dog on your
Invest – Taking care of a dog can be comparable to taking care of a
baby (of course you get 4 legs instead of 2 among lots of other things). You need to provide full attention
during the first months and constant care on the following years. Along with this is the fact that you should
invest on tools and dog supply that your dog needs to maintain a healthy living. Tools such as toenail clippers,
brushes, combs, de-matting tools, dryers, shampoo and conditioner, flea removal and dog food among other things.
Allocating a budget and investing on these things is very important in dog grooming and keeping your dog
Learn – Grooming your dog does not stop once you follow the things
given above, you should improve your knowledge about your dog and try to learn more things and techniques on how
to properly groom your dog. You can buy books or read articles about how to groom your dog.
Groom – After you have understood your dog, prepared yourself,
invested on the tools and supply you need, and learned more about the particular grooming requirement of your
dog, then, it is time for you to do some dog grooming.
All these constitute to one thing: taking good care of your
dog. You have to remember that the characteristic of the owner can manifest on the way the dog is groomed. Many
would agree to this. And you should be as well. If you see a dog with mats everywhere, you often regard the
owner of that dog to be irresponsible, right? So better make sure that you give proper care for your dog at the
same time, be mindful of the things that are needed to keep your dog in good shape.