Dog Grooming Instructions

Written by Sara Strand
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Dog grooming instructions cover more than just the different types of cuts and tools needed for each unique breed. Even after you have learned and practiced the basics of dog grooming, there are still some areas to which you will need to devote some study time. These include: handling, control, and special dog care.

Simple Dog Grooming Instructions

It is always key to remember the rules of animal handling and control even if you are working on a dog that you have provided grooming to many times before. And while it very rarely happens (it's never happened to any dog groomer that I know), part of any good set of dog grooming instructions will include what to do with dog bites and how to use tranquilizers. It's always better to be on the safe side, for your own safety and that of the pet.

Did you know that each breed of dog has its own distinct personality traits? Many know that golden retrievers are friendly and good with kids, and that Dalmatians are often standoffish, but what about spaniels, poodles, or terriers? While there are some standard dog grooming instructions, the breed of dog does play a role not only in the type of grooming and cut you provide, but in how you may want to handle the dog as well.

Just as with the personalities of each breed may affect how you apply any dog grooming instructions, so too does the age of the dog. As you can imagine, many puppies do not submit willingly to many of the grooming processes. Quality dog groomers acknowledge these differences, and change their demeanor and handling appropriately in order to deliver the best service.


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