Making Fido the neighborhood Casanova is as easy as calling your local groomers, which often offers services to groom right from home. But if you always dreamed of being Fido’s hairdresser, then here are some basic dog grooming instructions and tools. First you must prepare yourself in grudgy clothes or use a kitchen apron to cover up. Then you’ll want to brush out tangles and loose shedding hair with a rubber massage brush or steel comb depending on the thickness of your dog’s hair. You’ll also want some of the following pet toiletries to keep your dog’s coat odor-free, shiny and free from shedding:
- Hose with shower or low spray nozzle
- Pool towels or bath towels to rub dry
- Scissors for stray hairs and whiskers
- Anti-itch conditioner
- Conditioning shampoo
- Cream rinse
- Medicated and hypoallergenic shampoo for sensitive skin
- Tearless baby shampoo for puppies
- All-natural shampoo and conditioners for biodegradable washings in your yard
- Flea and tick shampoo for active, outdoor dog breeds
After dog grooming, you’ll want to let your dog air dry and add the final touches. Show off your proud pooch by wrapping a sporty bandanna around your macho, masculine companion and rubber band bows or children barrettes to your precious feminine pup.
If you’re looking to be a pro, learn how to properly handle various breeds and their coats. Each dog breed has its own style. Check out some of these videos with dog grooming instructions for more information.
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