Q: Is it safe to groom my dog at home?

June 27, 2010 | By Mary T. | 1 answer | Expired: 2037 days ago

Mary T.

Can I learn to groom my dog at home?

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Whether you can safely groom your dog at home depends on your own comfort level — and your dog's. Can your dog learn to stay still for two kinds of grooming?

Long-hair, high-maintenance dogs need more barbering, shampooing, detangling, conditioning and blow drying — either by a professional groomer or by you, with a little training, practice, and the right equipment. “May I trim your beard, Mr. Fox Terrier?”

Every dog — fancy haircuts or shorthairs — benefits from regular brush-grooming at home. Again, selecting the right tools and learning about your dog’s coat (which brush, which way, and what about those mats?) will make a chore rewarding.

A well-groomed dog is a thing of pride — especially for the dog.

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