Brushing your dog when needed is an integral part of general pet care. Brushing your dog will remove dirt and dead hair from the coat and the skin. Plus, brushing spreads natural oils throughout the dog’s coat keeps its skin irritant-free. Additionally, brushing your dog will get all of the shed hair off of your dog. Remember, some pets may need more brushing than others, especially those with long hair.
Clip nails so they touch the ground when the foot is placed flat. Regular nail clipping can reduce the risk of torn nails and save on your floors’ wear and tear. But refrain from cutting too deep to prevent any bleeding.
The most important thing to remember is that you want your dog to enjoy the grooming process. Most animals can be taught to enjoy grooming at any age. Also, start slow and allow your dog to get comfortable with what you are doing. Always watch for signs of stress, such as trembling, whining, or panting.