Professional Grooming

A professional groomer is someone who has gone to school to learn how to care for the skin and coats of dogs. He knows how to brush out the coat and, when possible, untangle mats. He's familiar with the products available, including shampoos, conditioners, and flea and tick products. You can find a good groomer by asking for referrals. If your neighbor's dog is groomed regularly and looks handsome and well done, ask your neighbor where he takes his dog. You can also ask your veterinarian for a referral.

When your dog goes to a groomer's facility, the groomer will ask you what you want done. Do you want your dog trimmed for cleanliness? He can trim each foot around the pads, trim around the genitals, and trim under the tail. Or, would you like a short cut? A show cut? Just as you must convey your likes and dislikes when you get your own hair cut, you must communicate with the groomer.

When you leave your dog with the groomer, she will first be brushed out. The groomer can check on the health of your dog's skin and coat at that point. She will get her ears cleaned and anal glands expressed, and then will be bathed. She will be thoroughly dried and then brushed again. Her nails will be trimmed, and if she's going to have a haircut, she will get it now. She will then get any finishing touches.

Teacup Shetland
If your dog's coat is too much for you to handle, call a professional groomer for help. Rookie, a Shetland Sheepdog, owned by Judy Davis.
Pit Bulls as Pets

Pit Bulls as Pets

Are You Under The Negative Influence Of Hyped Media Stereotypes When It Comes To Your Knowledge Of Pit Bulls? What is the image that immediately comes into your mind when you think of the words Pit Bull? I can almost guarantee that they would be somewhere close to fierce, ferouscious, vicious, killer, unstoppable, uncontrollable, or locking jawed man-eaters.

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