Especially beginners make some mistakes in dog grooming. So that dog owners can also care for the dog at home saloon level, the following things should be considered. Of course, in the beginning, the question arises about the " how often "?
If the dog is kept in its own four walls, it can be bathed 1-2 times a month.
Unfortunately, some owners tend to put the dog in the tub almost every day. This in no way improves the dog fur, but even destroys the natural protective layer . Scale formation is inevitable because frequent washing destroys the process of secretion formation. This secretion acts as a moisturizer for the skin and naturally stops illnesses.
With the help of dry care products, the dog can also be washed in between without adding water. The grooming should be done with a brush every two days, with long-haired breeds, of course, the brush may be swung daily. Dogs like to roll in the sand, dirt, dirty water and soil. Especially when the dog returns to the house, the well-being and health of the animal and man must be respected. In this case, a bath is not only important for the dog.
In addition to a special dog shampoo, the owner also needs a rubber mat, terry towel, combs and brushes and a hairdryer for a pleasant dog bath. Not many owners buy the dog their own shampoo but use the human shampoo. However, this should not happen, because this use can lead to allergies, destroy the fat layer and cause dandruff. Depending on the breed of dog, there are special dog shampoos and rinses in stores.
A rubber mat prevents serious accidents, so the owner should place a non-slip mat in the bathtub. So that the dog gets no drafts while bathing all doors and windows should be closed. To avoid any knots and tangles during washing, the dog should be combed thoroughly before bathing. So not only the dust is removed from the fur, but also knots and debris. When bathing, if possible, there should be two people . One person keeps the dog and prevents him from running away and the other person is completely devoted to grooming.
Pay attention to the correct water temperature
Of course, the water should not be so hot, so you should choose the bath temperature at 35 degrees. The dog should be wet from the back to the front with the water. So that no water penetrates the ears, the ears should be pressed down.
After the coat has been soaked well, the dog is shampooed. The dog's head should not come in contact with shampoo if possible to avoid eye contact with the shampoo. After shampooing, the dog is thoroughly rinsed from the back to the front. A rinse , especially in long-haired dog breeds for less Ziepen brushing and combing.
With the help of a terry towel , the dog is dried after the intensive bath. So that the dog does not catch cold he should be blown with a hairdryer . Keep a distance of 50cm so that the sensitive dog's skin is not burned. Of course, praise and treats are part of a successful wash day and make it a positive experience.