DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show: Everything You Need to Know, Step by Step

DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show: Everything You Need to Know, Step by Step

Jorge Bendersky

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 1592538886

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


You can often tell how healthy a dog is by coat appearance. Grooming your dog regularly offers clues to her health: It nips potential health problems, like allergies, poor nutrition, parasites, or diseases, in the bud, or at least gives you some early warning about them. Grooming also makes your dog (and you) comfortable socializing. And it stops the spread of dirt, fleas, and germs.
 Perhaps the biggest benefit to grooming your dog yourself is strengthening your bond with her. It can be a fun time to share, and it helps build trust.
 
DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show  by Jorge Bendersky, and foreword by Cesar Milan, will show you how to take the best care of your dog, regardless of breed, temperament, or age. Practical step-by-step photos will take you through everything you need to know to bathe and trim your dog, plus care for her nails, ears, teeth, and more. Learn how to train her to relax and enjoy grooming.

"While you can make excuses not to take your dog to the groomer, you have no reason to make excuses for not doing it yourself any longer."  --Cesar Millan
  
Inside you'll find:
- Simple, step-by-step instructions for everything from bathing to brushing.
- Practical solutions to common problems like fleas and ticks, dirt and mud.
- Creative suggestions for grooming a picture-perfect dog.

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with your fingers. If you can open a hole in the middle of the mat and see through, (1) this kind of mat can be detangled by using a comb and a slicker brush. Holding the mat with one hand and using just the last tooth of the comb, begin to pull, or detangle, little by little starting at the outside edge of the mat (the farthest point from the skin) (2). After you have opened a few sections, you can proceed to use a slicker brush, again working only on the edge of the mat (3). Repeat this process

grooming is finished. I have seen cotton balls that have been left behind for weeks! Wash When Bathing Remember that the skin inside a dog’s ear is very delicate and because dogs’ hearing is so sensitive, they get particularly nervous when you try to clean them. Cotton balls serve a dual purpose and are the best and most gentle way to clean the ears. You should place dry cotton balls inside the ears when bathing your dog to make sure that water doesn’t enter the ear canals. Water inside a

when he is approaching him, so the biggest concentration will be on your dog’s face. Using a washcloth soaked in the peroxide solution will allow you to get to every little corner of your dog’s face. FLEAS AND TICKS There are literally hundreds of types of fleas and ticks, but one characteristic they all share is trouble. Fleas and ticks are a serious problem that, if left unattended, can lead to a whole host of problems. The consensus is that preventing a flea and tick problem is better than

introduction, 13, 14 low-maintenance breeds, 16 mixed breeds, 15 purebreads, 15 L lavender oil, 151 leave-in conditioner, 60 leg injuries, 137 M mats clippers and, 44 mat-breaking rakes, 36 removing, 53–54 medicated shampoo, 59 Millan, Cesar, 8–9 mixed breeds, 15 mohawks, 102–103 mud, 130 N nails anatomy, 25 clipper selection, 47 electric grinders, 49 guillotine nail clippers, 48 hair and, 84 introduction, 47 nail files, 49 painting, 146–147 paw covering for, 84

Brush The proper way to hold a slicker brush is to pinch the brush handle using your thumb and middle finger. Placing your index finger on the top portion of the handle, where the brush weight is evenly distributed, allows you to regulate the pressure you apply to the different parts of the body. Gripping the brush too tightly will cause you to lose sensitivity and control of the brush. Maintain brush control with careful wrist movements and index finger pressure. (1, 2, and 3) The best way to

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