Have you recently become the proud new owner of a puppy? Then this is the article for you. Puppies need a little bit of help to keep themselves clean and healthy. By establishing a regular grooming routine for your puppy you can keep them feeling like the boisterous, bouncy, bundles of joy that they are!
Here are some tips to get you started on that task:
Learn About Your Dog
Dogs come in various shapes and sizes. Each breed of dog has different grooming protocols based on things like the length of their fur, or how fast their nails grow. Take some time to get to know your puppy. Look up their breed, their characteristics, the best grooming supplies and practices for them, and if their breed has any common allergies or health conditions. Learning about them will help you make an informed choice about which grooming practices to follow.
Doggy Care Supplies
There are a few basic supplies that will be necessary to keep your dog well-groomed, no matter what breed they are.
The shampoo is available in many types and brands. You will definitely be able to find one that suits your furry friend, although sometimes this takes a bit of trial and error.
Conditioner just like shampoo has a variety to choose from. With both of these, you can also find hypoallergenic varieties to offer that bit of extra protection to your pet.
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste help to keep your puppy’s teeth and gums healthy and strong. Don’t make the mistake of using human toothpaste on your pup as it may have a harmful effect.
Brushes and combs are a great way to keep your dog’s fur glossy and can help reduce shedding.
And last but not least, a pair of good quality nail clippers to keep your puppy’s nails trimmed so that they can run about and play with ease!
Train Your Puppy
Training is extremely crucial to make sure that your puppy cooperates anytime you try to bathe and groom them. You’ll want to train them to sit still and obey your commands. Positive reinforcement is the way to go- it gives your pup treats and good manners at the same time!
Keep a Regular Routine
As a rule, it is better to give your dog a grooming routine. This also gives them discipline. You can bathe your dong once a week, or once in two weeks. It really depends on how dirty your puppy gets! You can figure out a grooming schedule by simply observing your pup’s behavior.
Deep Clean Spa Days
It’s a good idea to treat your puppy to a spa day once in a while. Take them down to your local clinic or grooming center to spiff up their fur coats a bit. They’ll feel energized, and can get a thorough cleaning. Remember to ask the groomer to clean your dog’s ears, and do a check-up for fleas and other pests!
These tips will get you started on your journey of caring for your furry friend. So give them grooming and help them feel good by pampering your puppy!