Indeed, you have to take care of your pet to give back his good friendship with you.
Of course, grooming your dog will not only make him clean and safe while you or your kids play with him, it also boosts your dog's disposition.
A clean and healthy dog is a happy companion, so make sure you give him your time to groom your pet.
One of the dog's best assets is their hair and you have to take care of it to make your dog beautiful always.
Especially if you are taking care of a breed that has long hair, maintenance is a must for these pets.
Keep in mind that different breeds need different hair treatment.
If it is okay to cut the hair of some breeds with scissors, this may lead to weakening of the hair for some breeds.
So make sure you are doing right with your pet.
Regular combing of your dog's hair is also important to get rid of tangles and loose hair and maintain a shiny and healthy hair.
Shampoo your dog to make sure he is clean as well but towel dry him and comb his hair only after it is already dry.
Trimming your pet's nails is also another important thing you have to do when grooming your dog at home.
Long nails that may start to curl can be a torture for your pets as this can be painful for them especially when walking.
In trimming their nails, make sure you use clippers that are intended for dogs and make sure that you don't cut the nails very short that it will hit the veins - which can lead to bleeding and pain.
If it is your first time in trimming your pet's nails, make sure that you have asked guidance from a veterinarian of get expert advice on how to trim a dog's nails or how to locate his veins so you can avoid it.
Bathing your dog is the main task that you have to do in grooming your dog at home, and you have to learn the correct way of giving your pet a bath.
Be gentle with your dog even before bathing.
Don't directly put him in a tub filled with water nor spurt water from the hose right into him.
If he seems afraid, try to dip him a few times in just about 2 inches of water and reward him to make him associate it to something nice.
You have to carefully choose a shampoo for your pet as well.
If he suffers from dry skin, include a conditioner to avoid drying their skin.
You can also apply a balm under his paws if your pet is suffering from dry skin in those areas.
Towel dry your pet and don't use hair dryer to dry him.
The sound alone can scare them away.
After bathing, make sure also to clean your pet's ears as ear infection can be common in dogs.
Start grooming your dog at home and you will also strengthen the bond between you and your pet.