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Dog Grooming Kit

When you purchase your puppy or dog, you will probably need to think about its basic grooming needs, and a great idea is to purchase a Dog Grooming Kit or purchase products suitable for your breed and size of dog.  

A good place to begin is with your dog's coat and a good brush or a de shedding tool is ideal to keep his or her coat healthy. Nail clippers are also a must have if you decide to cut your dog's nails (if they'll let you!) and of course the sooner you start with this the more your dog or puppy will get use to it. A dog’s basic kit can consist of:

Brush Pin brush - suitable for long coated breeds. Slicker brush - suitable for curly coats. Bristle brush - suitable for straight, silky-haired coats. Hound glove - suitable for short, smooth coats.

Comb Half fine/half coarse comb - for general use such as removing bits and pieces from the dog's coat. De-matting comb - suitable for heavy-matted coats such as very dirty coat after a play in the park and covered in muck!

Scissors Barber scissors - straight scissors for general use. Thinning scissors - used for thinning the coat.

Clippers Clippers - used for shaving the coat, ears and around the eyes. Clipper blades - These are usually included in the same pack as your clippers. There are different sizes of blades depending on the type of coat your dog has.

Stripping Knives Stripper knives consist of a blade with sharp teeth, mounted into a handle. The teeth can be purchased in different sizes which give varying degrees of fineness and when used, it produces a cutting action.

Nail Clippers There are varying types available but the guillotine type is better than the plier type, as the latter tends to put pressure on the dog’s nail which can cause discomfort.

Basic Brushing Technique Whichever brush, comb or glove you use, remember to use it gently on your dog. This allows your dog to become familiar to the sensation of that particular brush, comb or glove. Start by removing the collar then work at the head and work along to the ears, neck, the back and tummy. Pay particular attention to the legs and paws as these could be the dirtiest areas. It may be useful to let your dog stand on some plastic sheeting especially if they are very muddy. After brushing or combing the dead hair or dirty residue away, check the ears and eyes are clean and between the paw pads so no chewing gum, thorn or tar is stuck within the paw pad.  


Cutting Nails
There are different ways and means for cutting a dog’s nails. Let your dog stand upright then try holding and lifting each individual paw backwards, this means you can get to the nail and the dog won’t have to see the nail clippers.

Another method is getting someone to hold a towel over the dog’s eyes only, then lifting each paw in turn to cut the nails. Remember if you cover the dog’s eyes and nose it has the sense that it is drowning so it’s quite important to remember only to cover the dog’s eyes only.

Try the different techniques until you find a suitable one that best suits you and your dog.

In Conclusion
The sooner you begin using a dog grooming kit, the quicker it will get used to being groomed - especially when it comes to cutting the nails. Of course you can always take your dog to be groomed at the dog parlour but a brush and a flea comb are essential items.