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Dog Grooming Tools

By Hundidocom @hundidopuppy
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Grooming at regular intervals will keep your dog’s coat and skin in good condition and prevent many problems. Even hairless breeds require some grooming for healthy skin. Establish a grooming schedule during puppyhood and stick to it throughout the dog’s life. Initially, keep the sessions brief and make grooming a pleasurable experience. If the puppy grows to dislike the basic grooming routine, a simple procedure will become most difficult.

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How often to groom depends on the dog’s coat type, breed, and the purpose for which she is being groomed. Show dogs, for example, usually require daily grooming. Long-haired dogs should be brushed frequently to prevent the coat from tangling and matting. Certain breeds require braiding or tying up, plucking, and clipping. For these dogs it is a good idea to consult a breeder or professional pet groomer. These are some useful grooming tools. The ones you will use most will depend upon your dog’s breed and the nature of her coat.

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Grooming table

It should be solid with a non-slippery surface. Adjust the table to a height at which you can work without bending. Use for all grooming sessions that last more than a few minutes.

Bristle brush

This is a brush for all breeds. It removes loose hair and surface dirt and dresses the top coat. A brush with natural bristles produces less static electricity.

Pin brush

This brush has long pins protruding from a rubber cushion. It’s especially effective for long-haired breeds.

Slicker brush

This is a rectangular board with thin, bent wire teeth and a handle. A slicker brush is used to remove loose hair. Brush in short, deep strokes. This brush may be too harsh to use on short-haired dogs.

Hound glove (palm brush)

Intended for short-haired breeds, this is a glove or pouch that you slip over your hand and then use to wipe down.

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