To make a grooming appointment:
- length of coat
- long ears or short?
- style for the face and the tail
Grooming your puppy
Start grooming your puppy when you get it. No matter what bred you should regularly check his nails, eyes, ears, teeth, skin and paws.
Daily is best for long haired breeds, but twice a week for short haired dogs. Bathing helps reduce hair around the house.
Be gentle but firm at first.
Get him used to standing, and not biting the brush!
Give rewards every few strokes.
Add the hairdryer because he needs to get used to noise.
Touch all over his face/eyes/nose too!
WHY GROOM YOUR DOG?
C = cleanliness
Remove dirt and discharge
Reduce hair deposit on carpet and furniture
Decr chance of tangling, matting, soiling
H = health
Improve condition of skin, hair
Prevent skin irritation caused by matting
Stimulates hair growth by removing dead hair
Attention to orifices, eyes, ears, feet
A = appearance
Look so much better!
I = inspection
Early detection of problems eg. Fleas, scabs, hairloss etc
Detect foreign bodies such as ryegrass, bidibidi
R = relationship
Part of social relationship
Dog allows grooming = tolerant, aids Vet exam