How to Groom a Dog
This is NOT the only way to groom a dog!This is the way we do things hereGroomingGather your materialsBrush out your dog Bathe the dog (we went over this already!)Rise thoroughly Dry your dogHand dry, 2. Towel dry in the tub, 3. Towel dry out of the tub, 4. Portable Dryer, 5. Kennel Dryer Remove dog from kennel dryer
Efficient Grooming RoutineBrush out your dog, thoroughly removing any tangles or mats.Bathe and rinse thoroughly.Dry by using towels, a dog hair dryer, or human hair dryer set to no heat.Clean ears with otic solution; dry thoroughly.Clean eye tear stains if there are any.Trim toenails.Brush teeth.Brush out again and apply any leave-in conditioner.9. Clip hair if necessary.
Ear CleaningGather MaterialsApply Ear Cleaner to cotton ballPut cotton ball into the earGently wipe out the ear5. Repeat as necessary
Eye CleaningGather MaterialsApply Eye Cleaner to cotton ballGently wipe out the eyeRepeat as necessary
Where they get the gook 6Clipping a dogGather Materials Make sure you get the proper guard comb for the dog your groomingDo NOT clip with just the blade!!!Put your dog on the table and use grooming loopBefore you turn on the clippers, make sure that your dog is clean and free of tangles and mats.
Certain scenarios with the blade (short hair cuts, surgery)
7Clipping a dogAllow your dog to get used to the noise and vibration by putting the clippers near but not on the dogThen begin clipping the dog
Start at the top and work your way down8Trimming with ScissorsGather your materialsAny place that you cant groom with clippers you would use scissorsFeet for example: cant use clippers use scissors to round out and trim
Nail TrimmingRule of thumb: if you hear the nails clicking on a hard surface its time to trim!
Parts of a nail
How to trim a nail1.Hold the foot steady.
2.Snip off a small bit of the end of each toenail below the quick.
3.Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on each foot, and don't forget to clip the dewclaws.
How to trim a nail diagram
If you are trimming a black nail
Trim a little bit at a timeUntil you can see a white circle on the nailTeeth Brushing1.Squeeze some doggie toothpaste onto the brush and allow your dog to lick it off.2.Flip up your dog's lips and gently rub the toothbrush and toothpaste against your dog's teeth and gums for a few seconds.3.Give your dog a treat, even if he allows you to work on his teeth for only a few seconds.
Removing MatsMatted dog hair can be painful so brush regularly.Badly matted fur should always be remedied by a professional dog groomer.If the mat isn't too bad, use a comb to slowly work themat free. Work from the outside of the mat (wherethe hair isn't tangled)and slowly untangle the hair without pulling.
Putting a tight rubber band on your hair and leaving it there. Eventually it will bruise and become raw.
Thats why rescue dogs are vicious because they hurt all over from mats16Removing MatsIf the mat won't come out with a comb, try cutting through the mat with a mat rake. Be careful when using this tool because it has sharp tines on it you want to alleviate your dog's pain from mats, not put her in worse pain by cutting or scratching her with the rake.If the mat is close to the skin you should ALWAYS ask a teacher for help