How to Restrain a Dog While Grooming

How to Keep a Dog Still for Grooming

Are you 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 or brushes are involved. So, you need to have some tricks up your sleeve in order to keep your dog calm, particularly when it comes to clipping. So in this article we will cover some pointers on how to gently restrain a dog so that you can get the grooming job done.

In this brief guide, we’ll answer some of the most asked questions on how to restrain a dog while grooming. To simplify things, let’s use the name “Roby,” a male dog, as an example for every scenario.

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Grooming From Home during Social Distancing

Cocker Spaniel Clipping

I know that many of you might now be working from home or isolating yourselves at home. The world is a little unsettling at the moment and you might well be one of the many who can’t get out to take a trip to your local groomers.

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.

In other words, you might be facing the situation where you now need to be able to groom your own dog 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

Image by GraphicMama-team from Pixabay

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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Taking Care of Dog Brushing at Home: Basics of Dog Grooming

All pet owners would agree that most dogs require a certain level of grooming on a regular basis. 

The physical state of a dog naturally has an impact on her comfort level.

It can also influence how she behaves and responds to you, not to mention how you respond to her. 

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How to Trim Dogs Hair – How to Give a Dog a Haircut at Home

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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