How to Groom Your Dog at Home

We are here with little puppy Bear and we are going to show you how we make him so so beautiful. We're going to go through his whole grooming routine so that maybe you can bring your own dogs at home if you want to he really loves this method a lot more than having to go to the groomers and spend some money and this is just something that we have been doing with him for pretty much his entire life.

First we're gonna give Bear a bath, make sure that your dog is completely clean before clipping their hair.  We recommend using a shower attachment here that hooks on to the top of the bathtub and it's got a little hose. Check the water and make sure that it's lukewarm and then we are gonna grab him and plop him in the bathtub. Our Bear is being such a good boy right now he likes to just stand on the ledge and we get him nice and wet and make sure that the water covers all of his fur he has really thick fur. It’s important to make sure that everything gets soaking, but then you're just going to apply the shampoo and rub that all over him get him all lathered up when you're done make sure you rinse it out really well and we like to just kind of squeegee out his arms and his legs or wherever the most water collects.

Then we can lift him out and wrap him up in a towel and then we're just going to dry them off really quickly with the towel and then his next not so favorite part is the blow-dry session. We just grabbed the hair dryer and we have it on the cool to warm setting, you don't want to burn him.  You're just gonna blow dry the whole thing and then this is his little routine after he gets a bath he likes to finish drying his face off on the carpet. 

Make sure he is entirely dry before you brush and start clipping. Use the slick brush and large comb brushing through his hair. Grab the Clippers and make sure that you go with the hair (never against the hair), you always want to go in the direction the hair grows. We just do this all over his body and leave his head and tail, and very sparingly do it on his legs. We just doing his body he just likes to sit there it’s better if they can stand but he’s just a lazy boy and he just likes to sit. We have learned to work around him you want to make sure to get his belly underneath as well you can actually just hold your dog up a little bit and get those pieces under there.

And then we start on the head after we're done all of the clipping actually just be scissors for this part what we are doing here is just brushing forward the hair over his eyes and then making like a straight cut all the way across with the scissors. Just cleaning that up a little bit and we trim the dirty bits out of his eyes. Make sure all those hairs around his eyes are not sticking into his eyes and then take the thinning shears and the comb

We're gonna do the ears now, just comb the hair out and then trimmed off about it half an inch just straight across and then we are sort of trim around the ear a little more.

Then we move on to his legs and his feet trimming the hair around his feet to make it all nice and more circular looking and not all floppy expense.Trim that all with scissors and trim off all of the longer pieces. Grab his foot and trim the hair around his pads. Carefully snip off all of the fur in between his toes and around his pads. 

Last onto the tail, brush this out really well and then all I do is feel for the end of the tail and trim off about an inch away from the tail. Just take a big chunk off and then kind of fluff it up a little bit and trim off any excess. You can take a look at how he appears and see if you're happy with it. You can always use your scissors and go back and trim.

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