DogsGroomingDog Grooming – do you really have to groom your dog all the time?

Dog grooming. Is it really necessary?

In most families, dogs are more than just the family pets. They are valued members of our family, a playmate and protector. They give unconditional love and all that they want in return is to be loved and taken care of.

Part of this care is grooming. It is very important that you find the right person to groom your dog. Dog grooming is not an easy occupation. It is difficult work that requires adequate professional training and a dedication to dogs; it also helps if you truly like dogs.

Dogs can sense what type of person you are and will act or react according to what they sense. If you have a love of dogs, and take pride in their appearance, then dog groomer may be right for you.

It is however, important that you gain experience with dog grooming before you start out on your own. Dog grooming experience might be gained through apprenticeship; therefore, it is wise to spend at least one-year gaining experience from a well-respected groomer.

Grooming a dog is more than keeping the coat and skin clean and healthy, it also involves looking after the dogs nails, teeth, eyes and ears.

Dog grooming does a couple of things for your canine:

It makes him or her look better and it contributes to both his and her mental and physical health. It is not just a luxury for your canine companion; it is also a health requirement. Grooming is essential both for the dogs well being and for the owners enjoyment of a clean pet. If you have a show dog, then you know how important it is to keep him or her groomed properly.

It literally means the difference between winning and losing a competition. Having a properly brushed dog is important to keep a silky and shiny coat, however, it is equally important the fact that the judges also check the show dogs eyes, ears, and teeth.

Grooming also involves making sure your pets ears are cared for. This aspect of grooming is very important because dogs rely on their hearing more than the other senses so keeping the ears properly maintained is crucial. It is very easy for a dog to lose their hearing if their ears are not cleaned properly.

It is the practice of caring for the appearance of a canine for personal or showing purposes. It is important to understand that brushing the entire coat is extremely important. Brushing only over the top of the longer outside hairs can compact the undercoat and promote mats.

“Daily grooming can be fun and enjoyable, but the process of grooming your dog will vary depending which dog breed you have”

Some dog breeds require professional grooming, there is just no way a round it. Some of the herding dog breeds, along with some Spitz, Hound and hunting dogs have specialists coats and require particular attention.

The famous Poodle and Shin Tzu and also dogs requiring experienced grooming at regular times throughout the year. You can learn to groom your dog adequately, as long as you have the right tools, a patient dog and a whole lot of time!

Dog grooming can be a very soothing experience for dog and owner.

However, it will be something your dog will grow to enjoy. Once you have established a daily routine of grooming your dog, he or she will jump for joy when the dog brush comes out. It will be quality time you both will enjoy.

By John Adams.

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