Next to giving quality dog food to your pets, dog grooming is perhaps the next most important one in taking care of your dog. Aside from it will turn your pet into a responsible family member, dog grooming is also the perfect time to bond with your dog. It is essential that you start grooming your dog at an early age so that he will get used to it. Many dogs learn to see that routine brushing is an alternate source of affection and attention from you. Most dogs become restless at the start of the grooming but eventually they will enjoy it.

Since some dogs have particularly long hair, trimming might be needed from time to time. Dog grooming will keep your dog free from parasites, leaving his coat healthy and shiny. Regular brushing and combing will also help remove dead hair and dirt from your dog’s coat. Remember that your dog’s eyes, teeth, ears, and nails require regular attention, too. Dogs that lack dog grooming can really stink. If you have dogs in your homes, you would not want to be with stinky dogs right? That is why dog grooming is really important for dog owners who really care for their pets and their homes as well.

It is really a turn off receiving visitors in your house that smells with dog stink. The best place for dog grooming is really to go to a grooming shop where professionals handle dog grooming. This is an ideal set up for those dog owners who are willing to spend a few bucks on dog grooming. But for those who cannot afford professional dog grooming service, there are some grooming alternatives that you can do in your homes. Basically, a regular dog grooming session starts with bathing and drying the dogs thoroughly. If the dog’s coat is long or thick, you may need to blow-dry his coat.

Just remember that the blow-dryer does not deliver heat but only strong air. It is a myth that you should rarely bathe your dogs. It will be ideal for the dog to have an antiseptic dip to remove parasites from the dog’s coat. Then, the coat should be brushed to remove tangles. Additionally, nails are easier to trim after bathing since they are softened up. Other important aspects of dog grooming are the cleaning of ears and brushing of teeth. Ears are good hiding places for parasites, so this part should not be neglected in dog grooming. Brushing of teeth will prevent bad breath.

You may also ask for some tips on what grooming products are good for your dogs. Oftentimes, grooming professionals can give you tips based on their experience. You may also check web sites of different grooming products for dogs. You need to make a good choice of products that you will use for your dogs, otherwise, some products may cause problems if it is not suitable for your pet. The breed of your dog will determine how often your pet will need dog grooming. Dogs with silk coats, generally, need less grooming. Brushing their coat every other day will be good enough to release essential oils.

However, for dogs with thick coats, they might need a more frequent dog grooming. Dog grooming is a necessity for all dogs no matter what breed they are. Just make sure that you know their grooming needs and how frequent they need it.

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article, Alex De La Cruz, is a Dog Trainer who has been successful with several dog training courses for many years. Alex decided to share his knowledge and tips through his web site Doggy Web Info. You can sign up for his free newsletter and enjoy a healthy and submissive dog.