Puppy grooming - everything you have to know


Independently of the species of which hair type we select, accustoming the dog to cosmetics has to be started already at puppy age. Luckily usually the grooming of even the long-haired species is not such a big problem in puppy age. Independently of the species of which hair type we select, accustoming the dog to cosmetics has to be started already at puppy age. Luckily usually the grooming of even the long-haired species is not such a big problem in puppy age.

Independently of the species of which hair type we select, accustoming the dog to cosmetics has to be started already at puppy age. Luckily usually the grooming of even the long-haired species is not such a big problem in puppy age. The grooming procedure is not the same as in the case of adult dogs. The fur as regards its structure is still different from the adult fur, that is, hairs that will be long, sweeping the earth are still short or the future harder overcoat is still soft baby hair with less undercoat. In spite of this, the puppy has to be accustomed to the grooming of its fur in order to be able to endure it as an adult dog in the future. In the course of this process, the most important is rewarding. If the puppy adeptly endures staying in one place and the vexation, which is not exciting and interesting for a cheerful, agile puppy, it has to be praised and rewarded. First of all, we have to make the dog to accept that we are touching the different parts of their bodies. Take into your hands the legs of the dog and examine the pads and the nails. Peak into the ears. Open the mouth of the dog and inspect its teeth. Take the cheeks of the dog into your hands and check its eyes. Lift its tail and check its anus. Pull the hairs apart – if they are longer and not smooth – at the different parts of the body. If you will do these steps on one or two occasions per week, the puppy will get accustomed to undergo vexation by its owner for a short time for some reward.

When the puppy already endures being examined, cosmetic operations can be started step by step. First always start with brushing, because its massaging impact may be welcomed by the dog. Later on, the comb may be put into operation. Of course in addition to starting the cosmetic steps, the inspections (ears, eyes, mouth, claws) should not be forgotten, and when the dog patiently endures brushing, combing, the wiping of the eyes and the ears may be started one after the other and finally, the nails may be also clipped. Nail clipping, and using these scissors should be only done when the puppy already definitely endures the procedure. Even in the case of an experienced dog, you should not forget rewarding! Do not forget that the time spent with cosmetic treatments does not compensate the dog for the time that is spent with playing, moving and other activities.


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