You may be reluctant at first to groom your own dog because you feel that you are too inexperienced to do it, and you are not sure where to start. Although it is certainly worth seeking professional help on occasion to ensure that your dog is kept in the best care, you can regularly groom your pet with success in your own home if you follow a few simple tips – you could save yourself some money at the same time.
Ensure that you have the right tools for grooming your pet. You will need equipment such as nail clippers and scissors, a dog brush and a comb. The brush that you choose will be especially important, as this is likely to be the grooming implement that you use most often. Brushing your dog on a regular basis will be soothing for your dog as well as ensuring that your dog does not shed hair all over your home. Bear in mind the kind of coat that your dog has when choosing a brush to make sure that your tools are fit for purpose.
Pick an area in your home that you do not mind getting a little bit untidy when grooming your pet. There is no guarantee that your dog is going to sit still as you try to brush their coat or clip their nails and especially if you are shampooing your dog, things may get a little bit messy. Above all else, be patient with your dog as they become accustomed to being groomed by you.