HOW TO GROOM THE AUSTRALIAN COBBERDOG
Grooming should be an enjoyable time for you and your dog together.
But if they wiggle or protest don't despair! in this article I'll be sharing some grooming salon secrets that will soon have you as confident as a pro and your dog looking forward to this special time of bonding with you.
Pictured is one of my favorite techniques for holding a dog still, while your hands stay free while you're trimming feet or toenails or you're brushing or trimming the legs. It works well for bigger dogs too!
BATHING HOW OFTEN?
PRODUCTS I RECOMMEND
De-tangler, matt removal and coat dressing
tips and tricks
WHY DO SO MANY DOGS HATE THEIR TAILS BEING BRUSHED?
A dog's tail is an extension of its spine. The bone encloses lots of tiny nerve endings which are very sensitive, and when the bristles of the brush land on the bone, many dogs find it very uncomfortable. So the trick is to protect the tail bone by holding the top of it firmly in one hand. With your other hand, start your brush strokes as close to the hand holding the bone as you can. Then brush the coat downwards, moving your hand further along the length of the tail as you go. If the tail is thick, swap sides and repeat the process on the other side. When I get to the tip of the tail I tend to turn my hand the other way (Pic 3) but you might find that isn't necessary. The important thing is to protect the very tip at the end.