Trimming Your Puppy Like a Pro

Show canines aren't the only ones that need regular trimming. If you own a pet, you want them to look good and feel at ease always. This is done through regular trimming. When you clean your puppy, you also give yourself an opportunity to spot parasite infestations or skin problems which need treatment (see how to do this here).

How often do canines need trimming?

Grooming should be more regularly to pet dogs with long-haired coats than those with short-haired coats. Dog grooming may differ on its hair type. Longer hair dog breeds may need at least 2 times in a week.

What will I need?

Most puppies will need a bath, their fur brushed, their teeth and ears cleaned, and their nails clipped to keep them looking and smelling their best. You will want to make sure you’ve got the perfect tools for the job.

Quality comes first when picking for slicker brush or toothed comb for your dog’s fur so they may feel comfortable when you brush them.

Do not settle for less quality items or tools if you shampoo your pet or cut their nails. If your dog’s coat is curly, wiry or long, you could also invest in a conditioner to keep their coat soft and shiny.

Ear cleaner and puppy toothpaste are also essential. You could get dog toothbrushes, but your finger is a perfectly good substitute.

How do I trim them?

All tools must be easily reached when required. Read the label and instruction included in the shampoo before applying it.

Carefully comb the coat of your dog to begin the trimming works. If there are difficult-to-comb mats, you could cut them out but do it cautiously.

When cleaning the teeth of your dog, first use a good amount of canine toothpaste on your finger then rub it on your dog’s teeth softly.

Read cautiously concerning how to use ear cleaning solution before you apply it with cotton ball. Ensure you don’t dig in too deep in cleaning the ear as you may end up damaging the internal portion of it.

Cut puppy nails which are too long. Be careful clipping the nail as you may hit a blood vessel in their nail known as the quick. Depending on the breed of the dogs, many of them have nails which have pinkish line, stay away from it. Clip cautiously and only a small amount slowly if the blood vessel cannot be seen.

Refrain from too hot water in bathing your canine. If you'd like to bathe your dog carefully, make use of a shower attachment. Right after wetting your pet, use shampoo to her or his body properly. Be sure to rinse off the shampoo carefully.

Dry your pet thoroughly with a towel. Make use of a normal hairdryer to fully dry your dog’s hair but set the intensity to low and hold it from a distant.

The most essential of all, REWARD, praise or cuddle your dog. Express how you appreciate her cooperation in the trimming process. If you are still unsure of how to groom your dog, read the articles at to learn how to do so.