Grooming. We all know that dreaded time of grooming our dogs, and brushing thicker fur can be extremely difficult – But how do we keep them calm?
Even if you don’t want to make your dog look ‘cute’ or ‘pretty’, you still need to make sure they’re in good condition, for tasks like an all over cut or a wash may be done at a groomers, but for smaller jobs such as brushing, clipping nails, cutting fur that could become annoying and just looking after their well-being can be proven to be very difficult.
Dog Groomers say..
“Long breed dogs should be brushed once a day, just like humans (usually) use a hard slicker brush, the best one is the miracle coat black slicker brush and the les pooch type.”
“When brushing, go with the growth of the coat and make sure you get all the way down to near the skin but never ON the skin ouch(!!) This technique is called line brushing and you can find videos on it online.”
“No you’re (pretty much) experts om how to brush your pooch, the big question is – How to keep them clam?
Every time you groom them in anyway, take them to a place where it’s easy for you and comfortable for the dog, this is also the place where you should do it every time, so once they’re happy being groomed bringing them back to the same place once seem so scary. A table for brushing is best, but you should find the best place for you and your pooch. Bringing them to this area lets them know, its groom time, not play time, not fight time, not run time, Groom time.
When you first take them to the designated space, start by placing them on it and treating and praising when she is still and relaxed. (If need be use our dog head collar) Next begin light brushing ‘sessions’ and over a while build up to longer.
Groomers don’t really ‘do’ anything to make the dogs stay still, its how you act and how you communicate with the dog. Combining a quite and calm state with a routine and designated area, and over time you should have a pet that loves being pampered. Take it slow, be stern, and never hurt your dog- do these things and over time all will work out,” says Petful
Could Gencon help my dog stay still?
Yes! Want to know more about our dog head collar; which are actually recommended by dog trainers themselves! They are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking. The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards and, because they are so comfortable it would be perfect for grooming your dog!
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