Guidelines on Grooming a Large Dog

Hana Kelsch
Nov 8, 2017 · 2 min read

Cleaning your dog makes it healthier, more comfortable, and happier. Grooming such an animal, especially if it is a large breed is not a walk in the park. While you can always seek the services of a professional groomer, doing the grooming yourself would save you time and money. It would also be the wise thing to do if your animal is never comfortable being handled by strangers. Below are timely guidelines on how to groom your large animal.

You ought to start by brushing the animal to address matting. This is important because mats become more difficult to manage once they become wet. You ought to comb from the head downwards to the body. You should also not overlook the animal’s tail and underbelly. In case your big animal is long-coated, it is important to use the right types of combs and brushes to remove both mats and loose hair. It is important not to forcefully pull out stubborn mats to avoid pulling the animal’s skin. Instead, use a safe scissors to shave the same off.

Bathing a large breed animal at comes with plenty of challenges. The dog has a large surface area, which means spending more time on the task if you are to wash the animal effectively. The animal might not fit in the type of bathtub you have, meaning that you will have to make special arrangements. If the animal is usually restless during bath time, it is advisable to invest in a collar and a leash.

Ensure that your choice type of collar would be safe and that it would not bleed onto the animal’s fur once it comes into contact with water. It is important to dilute your choice type of shampoo with water when dealing with a double-coated animal. To know more ideas on how to groom a large dog, just check out

You ought to dry the animal on time and as thoroughly as you can. In most cases, large dogs have double coats, meaning that they take longer to dry. If a towel does not work effectively on such an animal, it is advisable to work with an electric dryer. Beware when using a hairdryer because it is likely to burn the animal. It is important to brush the dog’s fur afterward to keep it tidy.

Do not forget the nails. You ought to clip the nails as carefully as you can to avoid injuring the dog. It is important to use the right type of clippers to guarantee effectiveness and safety. Be careful to clip small bits of the nails at a time, particularly if your animal is restless and combative.

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