Properly Brushing Your Dog
One part of dog grooming is brushing. Most dogs will gladly let
you brush them and give them attention. Animals like to be clean and have a
hard time managing their fur on their own. For that reason, it is part of the
pet owner's responsibility to properly brush the animal's fur. This should be
done at least once a week, but it is better if it is done two to three times
Brushing should be done before you give your dog
a bath or trim his hair. The goal of brushing is to remove any knots. When fur
is not brushed, it will become matted, which pulls on the skin of the animal
until he bites the entire thing off, leaving a patch of missing fur. This is
painful for him. All it takes is a little time on your part.
together the right tools. For those dogs that have a thick or long coat of fur,
first use a comb with wider teeth to brush through it. If there is a knot, do
not pull hard on it, but work it out slowly and gently. In some cases, you may
need to cut them. You will also need a brush that has a denser amount of teeth
to get down to the skin and to give a complete brushing. You should have a pair
of scissors near by too.
Begin by sitting down with your dog near you.
Talk encouragingly to the animal to let him know that you are not punishing
them. You will want them to relax as well and a soothing voice can do wonders
here. Once the animal is relaxed, begin with the wider toothed comb and work
through the fur. You will want to insure that you cover the whole body, but
start with the back. Do not push hard and always go in the direction of the fur
to start. This will help it to feel more comfortable. From here, work your way
around the animal. Repeat this with the smaller toothed brush
In many cases, your dog will roll over and let you do his
belly too. It feels good!
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