By Maryanne Ellison. Dog Grooming. Published at Thursday, April 05th, 2018 - 13:39:46 PM.
Poodles have hair like humans, thus it never stops growing. Clipping should be done every six to eight weeks. Clipping can be done by a professional groomer or you can learn how to groom your dog yourself at home. If you decided to groom your Poodle at home, find a professional who is willing to teach you on how to groom your dog. Then procure the necessary grooming supplies such as brush, comb, clippers, scissors, dog shampoo and blow dryer. Take time to introduce these items to your dog to prevent them from being frightened as well as make grooming a lot easier.
Dog Breeds Grooming A Sheltie. There are standard guidelines for grooming any thick-coated, long-haired breed of dog. You want to use a high quality, pH balanced shampoo intended for dogs; get as much loose coat out as possible while shampooing; rinse repeatedly until the water runs clear; dry the coat from the skin out to the ends, using a moderately warm hand dryer and a slicker brush. When dry, brush the coat again from the skin outward. Finish with a fine-toothed comb to make sure youve gotten any tangles out. Trim hair on the bottom of the feet from between the pads with blunt scissors and trim or grind the nails. Clean the ears with a cotton ball and liquid ear cleaner (dont use Q-tips!) But Shetland sheepdogs also have needs that are particular to the breed. This article is about how to make sure you meet them when you bathe, dry, comb and trim your sheltie.
Shelties need extra attention to their feet. If desired, you can trim away any stray hair from the feathers on the legs, hocks and bum in order to achieve a clean line. Some people like to trim up the tail feathers too. If you do trim these areas, remember to keep the sharp end of the scissors pointed down and work from top of the leg to the bottom. However, its mandatory to trim the feet. Clean feet are important to keep the skin on the toes healthy, particularly in wet climates. First, turn each foot over gently and trim the hair so its flush with the pads, being sure to use blunt-ended scissors. Then with your shelties feet on the table, use a slicker to brush the hair on the top of his or her feet backwards. Trim away whatever stands up with your pointed scissors. This will thin the hair that lives between the toes.
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