Dog Grooming Blog: Dog Grooming Tips, Courses & Supplies


How to Groom a Dog with Clippers – How to Use Dog Clippers

Do you have a dog breed that needs clipping every month or so? it is hard to beat that professional looking hairstyle when you pick up your pooch from the groomers. However, if you sit down to add up the cost, over a few months, not to mention years, you might be staggered to see the totaled figure. 

And letting the hair grow a little longer between salon visits is not the answer. Neglected dog coats usually lead to matted hair which means that the time spent clipping ends up being longer than usual. 

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The German Shepherd Coat- German Shepherd Grooming Tips

Regardless of the coat length, all dogs require grooming to ensure a healthy, pleasant-to-live-with pet. Some breeds naturally require more than others. So, let’s see what is involved in taking care of the German Shepherd’s coat.

Grooming a German Shepherd Basics

The German Shepherd was originally a breed used in herding sheep. And of course, today, it is a breed often used in a variety of working dog capacities. But the German Shepherd is also a very popular choice as a household pet known for its intelligence, loyalty and ease of training.

You will want your German Shepherd to look as striking as possible which usually goes hand-in-hand with optimal health. (more…)


How to Groom a Goldendoodle: Tips on Grooming a Goldendoodle

The Goldendoodle Crossbreed

As the name suggests, this designer breed is the result of crossing a Golden Retriever with a Poodle.

An affectionate dog, the average Goldendoodle is proving to be very popular as a family dog.  You only have to look at the Groodle in the video below to see how placid this breed can be.

This breed heralds back to the early 1990s so i hasn’t been around for a long, long time.

Of interest is the fact that this breed is even being used in certain service capacities, such as therapy dogs and guide dogs.

The Goldendoodle Coat

The amount of shedding that you can expect with this hybrid breed can vary considerably. On the one hand, some seem to shed more than expected but others are, as expected from the Poodle heritage, light shedding. Either way, make sure you have a good pet vacuum on hand, even if it is just for cleaning up after brushing and clipping

Either way, this is a dog breed that should be groomed regularly. Believe it or not,low shedding breeds tend to require more grooming than breeds that shed profusely. 

And such a grooming routine would need to include bathing, brushing and clipping. (more…)


Chow Chow Tools for Grooming – Buy a Chow Chow Grooming Kit

As you would imagine, the wonderfully thick double coat of a Chow Chow requires expert attention to keep it healthy and striking. 

Because the Chow Chow sheds, you will need a routine to keep the excess hair at bay and a way to vacuum the copious hair that might have escaped your attention. 

The American Kennel Club estimates that you will probably need to allocate a couple of hours each week to keep the Chow Chow coat in check. And this time could well be taken up with the task of brushing alone. 

And of course like all dogs, the nails need to be clipped on a regular basis. Needless to say, the other routine tasks should be slotted into your routine as well; tasks such as checking ears for wax and cleaning teeth as best you can. (more…)


How to Groom a Bedlington Terrier – How to Clip a Bedlington

If you are interested in “adopting” a member of this cute breed then you will need to have an idea about what is required in grooming a Bedlington Terrier.

On the other hand if you already own a Bedlington Terrier then you have probably discovered that whilst this breed is relatively easy to house train, it does require some effort in maintaining a nicely groomed look.

The Bedlington is generally regarded as quite easy to train and definitely loves to go for her daily walk. In fact this breed often loves to run and run, therefore a tight grip on her lead is often a wise stance to take in public places. Being such an active breed, with a hunting instinct, your pet can very quickly get into all kinds of dirty environments, often at the expense of her newly cleaned coat. For example, many love to explore holes looking for possible unsuspecting prey.

So, there is no avoiding a grooming regime with this breed. Let’s read on for tips on how to groom a Bedlington Terrier. (more…)