Dogs need grooming as well. I believe that every pet owner already knows this. But, more important question is when you should do it. According to veterinarians, the right time, when you should groom your dog, depends on his breed. For example, some dogs have long and thick fur, so you should groom them more often. Snow dogs should be groomed once a month. But, when the weather is cold, you shouldn’t touch their fur. It will trap cold air and this will protect your dog from cold air.
Dogs with long and thick fur evolved in areas where temperatures are low. They didn’t exist in areas where temperatures are high. But, now many of them live in areas that aren’t their natural habitat. This means that these dogs are in danger during the summer. You should consult your veterinarian in order to determine how often and should you groom your dog. Remember that water and shade are not enough. Your dog will be exposed to high temperatures, but his body isn’t ready for it.
Now, when you decided to groom your dog, you have two options. You can call a professional, or you can do it yourself. In both cases, a dog must be calm, so if your dog doesn’t like unknown people, you will have to do this by yourself. If you are doing this alone, start from the head and move slowly towards the tail. Make sure that the hair is evenly trimmed.
After you are done, you can trim a dog’s nails. This is very important for dogs who live in a house without a backyard.