There is so much to grooming that people don’t realise. They are first aid trained? They need to understand a dog’s body language? They can even refer your dog to a vet as they can spot things you don’t.
In the first of my guest blogs you will be hearing from force free groomer Angela Bakun of Short Bakun Tails. She explains what you can do to help your groomer, why it’s important to tell your groomer of any health issues and how your groomer will do the most to make it an enjoyable experience for your dog.
It is important to find a force free groomer as you don’t want your dog to have any kind of aversion. A good groomer will be happy to answer any questions you have, and never feel uncomfortable to ask them!
The benefits of grooming include;
- Warning signs of parasites can be seen and dealt with properly and quickly to avoid further infection to other animals and people.
- It is a good way to bond with the dog.
- If the dog has been injured this can be made more apparent during a groom.
- Makes the dog more comfortable.
- The dog’s health and coat can be checked on a regular basis.
In my 1-2-1 puppy course I go through how to conduct a head to tail examination on your dog. Doing this on a regular basis will mean your dog is used to being handled and this will not only help with the vets, but also the groomer too.