Grooming Tips For Smooth, Curly, And Double Coated Dogs

Smooth coated dogs include Beagles, Boxers, Boston Terriers, Pugs, and Dogs. Most smooth coated dogs don't have to have their already-long hair cut. Brush your smooth coated dog with a bristle brush. Make sure that you are brush with the direction of your dog's fur. Double coated dogs come from a variety of breed groups. Huskies and Malamutes, Labrador and Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and even Corgis and Shetland Sheepdogs are all double coated breeds. Some double coated dogs can also have long fur. Their coat maintenance is not the same as a dog with long fur but only a single coat. Most owners of long coated dogs choose to keep their dog grooming in what is termed a "puppy cut. " Long breed dogs can have coarse fur or smooth fur. For the long fur between the dog's toes, you can actually pull the fur up between each toe. If your dog is nervous or anxious, pairing the sound and feeling of the clippers with a high reward treat can be a great way to get them to calm down. If your dog doesn't like scissoring by his face, this may be one aspect of grooming that you should leave for the professionals. Wirehair breeds have a 'beast' around their mouth. Trim it with a fine tooth comb, like a flea comb, or a pair of round safety tip scissors. If a dog isn't comfortable with his beard being trimmed, just clean it up. If his dog has a longer coat or if his coat is matted, you could clip it to a string of electric clippers and snap-on guide combs. Start along your dog or dog's back. Work from the shoulder blades down toward the tail. Curly coated dog breeds include Poodles, Bichon Frises, and Airedale Terriers. They keep their hair tamed and in control with a soft, curved slicker brush against the fur to fluff their coat up. Use a soft tooth comb and straight grooming shears. . . .

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