Published at Thursday, May 10th, 2018 - 23:13:46 PM. . By Ester Shaffer.
When drying, lift the coat in the area youre drying and work the undercoat with a rake. Start at the head and work toward the tail. Dry and rake from the skin outward. Pay special attention to the hindquarters and the bum where the undercoat is especially thick. Do not rake your shelties belly or abdomen. Just dry lightly and go over those areas gently with a pin brush.
Bathing: Do bath your dog regularly. While it is not possible to give a blanket rule on exactly how often your dog should be bathed, do it at least once a month. Use shampoo to clean the hair effectively and a brush. Failure to bath your dog will result in accumulation of dirt, and cause other skin infections. Do not bath your dog too frequently and certainly not daily. This will deplete some of the vital oils on your dogs skin and guess what lead to the same risks to its skin that not washing can cause such as scratching and skins tear.
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