Help them get familiarized with the grooming routine. Groom them on the same spot with the same steps with same products and equipment. This way, they won’t feel anxious and grooming would be easier. Make sure that you rinse their body thoroughly as not to leave any shampoo residue on their body.
2. Choose the Right Shampoo
Dogs have different preferences when it comes to product to use for their grooming session. That is why Simbae was formulated to be suitable for any type of coat and dogs so you don’t have to buy multiple brands just to groom different breeds.
For tangling and matting: use Detangler Spray, it will help them to brink back the lustrous and soft feeling of their coat leaving their fur tangle-free, soft, and shiny.
For fleas & ticks: Sensitive Shampoo can help them to prevent, repel, and fend-off ticks and fleas. With its natural formulation, it will also heal itchy, flaky, and irritated skin.
For excessive shedding: De-Shed Shampoo will help them lessen the excessive shedding. Removing loose fur and promote hair growth without removing its natural oils.
3. Grooming Equipment
If you plan to groom your dog by yourself, use the item that they feel comfortable with. More likely, professional grooming equipment is recommended.
4. Get a Helping Hand
Grooming pets is not that easy. They move too much and some of them bite and/or bark. Get help when you want to groom your pet so they can hold your pet to not move too much.
5. Dry Before Grooming
Never leave them wet after bathing. After rinsing thoroughly, blow dry their body. Never leave them full of fur on their body if you trimmed their hair as it might go to their eyes and, worse, they may even inhale it.
Clippers are necessary when trimming your dog’s coat. You can’t just use scissors. When trimming long coats, use a #5/8, #3, #4. For a shorter cut, use #5, #9, or #10. For armpits, around eyes, and sanitary area, use only #10. Make sure that the blade isn’t as sharp as a skip-tooth blade, the teeth should be spaced a bit farther apart from each other.
7. How to Trim the Nails
Start with the back paws, as they tend to be less sensitive. Hold the paw firmly in your hand. Cut the end of the nail, below the quick, at a 45-degree angle. You can choose to take several small cuts or one larger cut, but be very careful not to cut too deep. (Some clippers come with a guide that only allows you to cut a small amount at a time.) You can trim the nail up until you see a small black dot in the center, surrounded by white.