Getting used to Grooming…
Why do I need to do this?
When you first bring your new canine companion into your life, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that when they encounter new experiences such Grooming, or the Vets, it won’t be as daunting.
It is important to make sure that you make it as fun as possible and reward good behaviour.
A dog not accustomed to Grooming will feel that he or she is being punished, rather than it being a regular everyday part of life.
Once used to being touched and groomed, your Canine Companion will enjoy the process, and believe me, they know when they look good as this gives them extra attention!
First steps when getting your Dog (or Puppy) used to Grooming….
Why do dogs shed or lose their hair? Is there a Dog that doesn’t shed?
All Dogs shed, moult or lose their hair in the same way that we do, contrary to many beliefs and opinions.
The amount of fur and how often varies greatly for each dog and depending on their breed.
The shedding process…
When dogs shed their hair or coat, the old or damaged fur comes out to makes way for their new coat.
Their coat is there to protect them from the weather and other elements. It acts as insulation from the cold, and heat! It is often easy to see what purpose the dog was originally bred for by looking at their coat type; wiry coat types for dogs working on terrain encountering brambles, branches and such. This type of fur will be damaged from the elements and need to be replenished, hence a higher degree of shedding.
Some grooming tools to reduce shedding: