Grooming tools for your puppy

by Vivien Richardson on February 16, 2009

There are so many grooming tools available for your dog’s routine it can be difficult to decide which ones are the best for your dog.

Large dogs require a larger brush and comb as their coats can be longer and much thicker. Working dogs tend to have a large wiry overcoat of hair and an under layer of softer hair, therefore two set of grooming tools may be required.

Combing your Puppy

Start off your grooming routine by using a comb to identify any knots or tangles that may be hiding in the midst of the fur, especially around the ears and neck.

There are many different types of combs. Choose one that is suitable for the coat’s length; the shorter the coat – the finer the comb.

Brushing your Puppy

Once the coat has been combed, continue your grooming by brushing your dog’s coat, starting at the neck area.

Regular brushing stimulates the skin and helps to distribute the natural oils to keep their coats healthy. Brushes with hard bristles are for the longer haired breeds.

Once this treatment becomes a routine your puppy will trust you and look forward to the attention.

Warning: Do not brush a puppy too hard and always use the tools lightly.

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