Dog Won’t Let Me Trim Face – How to Restrain a Dog for Grooming

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Help! My dog won’t let me trim his face while grooming. This is a common cry for help from dog owners. Are you in the same boat and having difficulty calming a dog for grooming?

Needless to say, this can be a challenging task indeed. A nervous, agitated dog will tend to resist being restrained at all costs, particularly when clippers, scissors or brushes are involved. Let’s look at some tips on how to keep a dog’s head still so that you can trim, clip or brush with ease.

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It definitely pays to have some tricks up your sleeve in order to keep your dog calm, particularly when it comes to clipping. In this article we will endeavour to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about how to settle a dog while grooming. To simplify things, let’s use the name “Toby” a male dog, as an example for every scenario.

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How to Groom Your Own Dog If You Have to Self-Isolate at Home

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I know that during the pandemic many of you needed to self-isolate and work from home. The world was extremely unsettling to say the least. You might well have been one of the many who couldn’t leave to get to the local groomer.

But a pandemic is not the only situation that could see you needing to take care of your pet’s growing locks. All sorts of situations could render you house bound from weather to injury.

Regardless of the country you live in, or the circumstances that make it difficult or impossible to go out from your home, grooming could be quite problematic. You might be facing the situation where you now need to be able to take care of your dog’s coat needs at home.

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How to Clean Dog Ears

Ears are a very sensitive area to deal with when it comes to dogs for a number of reasons. So this is one job that you might prefer leaving to a groomer.

Cleaning Dog Ears

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If your dog suffers, as often evidenced by scratching at his/her ear or the hair around it, then please consult your veterinarian for a possible underlying cause. This is one area in particular where you, as a dog owner, will find it tricky to get a good visual.

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How to Brush a Dog the Right Way

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All pet owners would agree that most dogs require a certain level of grooming on a regular basis. Brushing has generally been acknowledged by dog groomers to be one of the most important steps in grooming at home. Learning how to brush a dog correctly can enhance the physical condition of your pet’s coat and naturally increase her comfort level. It can also influence how he/she behaves and responds to you, not to mention how you respond to her. 

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How to Cut Dog Hair at Home – How to Use Dog Clippers

For many pet owners, with long-haired breeds, clipping dog hair is an ongoing, important part of the grooming process. Cutting your dog’s hair is definitely not an easy task, if you decide to do it yourself.

Learning how to groom a dog at home would definitely involve managing the right kind of clipping for your particular dog breed.

This article provides, tips, steps, tool suggestions and a video that shows you how to groom a dog with clippers. It covers the clipping basics on how to groom your dog at home.

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