If you are looking for the best way to groom your small dog, there are many different options out there. Here are some ideas for you.
Before bringing a new puppy home, take the time to get your pet properly groomed. Although some owners choose to hire the services of professional dog groomers, these types of grooming sessions can be expensive and time consuming.
Dog grooming supplies for a novice should be enough to get started. Purchasing the right products is one of the first things you should do. A good first purchase should include:
Food- Grade Conditioner: This is a common and cost-effective addition to any dog grooming kit. Use the food-grade conditioner after each bath to keep your dog's fur clean and smelling fresh.
Nail Clippers: If you plan on doing frequent trimming of your dog's nails, you will need to invest in a pair of quality, sanitized clippers. Use a soft cloth or towel to wipe down your clippers for easy cleaning.
Shampoo: There are so many different types of shampoos to choose from it can be overwhelming. You should stick with one that uses good, natural ingredients such as aloe vera, tea tree oil, and coconut oil.
Dog Barriers: Small dogs and puppies love to "run free". That's why your dog will need a good size dog fence. There are many different dog fences to choose from including the rigid plastic variety, the wire, lattice, and even the cheaper concrete type.
Soft Brush: It's important to brush your dog's teeth regularly, especially if he or she has a lot of bad breath. Even though a puppyor dog may seem sweet and loving, bad breath and dental problems will happen.
Dog Bedding: Your dog's bedding should be kept soft, loose, and comfortable for him or her. There are many different materials available such as cotton, fleece, wool, and even rattan.
Clip-ons: Clip-ons are great when used to secure dog collars, leashes, and even "tap" toys. These are a convenient way to attach your dog's leash without taking up too much room in your crate.
Dog Grooming Tools: Dog groomers often offer a wide variety of grooming tools such as clippers, brushes, and scissors. For extra safety, always make sure your tools are sterilized or disinfected before using them.