5 Tips to brushing your dog’s hair

December 22, 2018

Dogs require regular grooming to ensure that they stay clean and healthy. This is because brushing removes excess dirt and reduces the appearance of parasites. However, the type of brush you use will depend on your dog's coat and how frequently you brush. Here are 5 tips for brushing your dog that you can use.

Brushing your Poodle's hair!

Choose the right product

You need the right tools to ensure that your dog's coat is well brushed. Tools such as brushes need to have smooth bristles without causing any scratches and other injuries. Since there are different types of combs and brushes available on the market, you need to get the best.

One brush that is recommended for most dog owners is the Furminator for proper grooming of your dog. Buy a soft bristled brush that would be ideal for any type of hair that does not hurt your dog, even if you apply some force during brushing.

Check the length as well as the space between the bristles. A longer hair coat will need a widely spaced brush with longer bristles. If the hair is coarse, then go for a brush with stiff bristles. Wire brushes are good for dogs with medium to long hair, curly or woolly coats.

Brush the right way

When brushing you need to check how you do it by using the right technique. If your dog has long and thick-hair, brush towards the body of the dog to make it easier to detangle any hair. For short-haired dogs, like Labradors gently brush the animal a few times in the direction of their hair growth, to detangle. Alternatively, you can use a spray or coat conditioner to detangle.

Afterward, brush against the hair growth and massage thoroughly. This helps to remove the dead skin cells and at the same time activates blood circulation.

For medium hair, you first need to detangle any knots before brushing. Brush the same way with short-haired dogs following the direction of hair growth / against hair growth / in direction of hair growth etc. Always check to make sure that the comb or brush does not have any sharp tips or edges that could hurt your dog.

Tips for brushing your dog's hair

Be careful when you get to the face

When you get to the face, especially for a dog with lots of hair on the face, you need to be extra careful. First, carefully trim the face, mostly from the open ear to the eye before brushing, then start with the head and then proceed to other parts of the body.

Brush your dog regularly

For your dog to look good you need to brush him frequently, especially if he has long hair or fur. Brushing your dog's hair regularly will help remove dead hair and skin cells. It’s also great for aesthetics.

Motivate your dog

For you to enjoy brushing your dog you can try and reward your dog. Prepare a light serving of your dog’s favorite snacks while brushing so that they reduce on movement. This will enable you to brush them much faster.

Whether you are using a comb or brush you need to ensure that you take into consideration your dog’s skin, especially if they have a delicate skin. Choose the right tools and brushing technique for the best result.

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cindy
cindy
November 16, 2015 4:30 pm

cute photos you have posted but some of them are not teddy bear puppies

Gerardo
Gerardo
March 1, 2016 12:29 am

How much for each dog

Julie
Julie
May 25, 2016 10:41 pm

Love teacups…I am a first time owner. Thinking mix of maltese and shitzu…but not sure what to look for to make sure it is in good health. A breeder contacted me and had what I am looking for…but she said it was the runt…and will be tiny.

Your website impressed me…please contact me. How much too…curious on price.

Susan Murray
Susan Murray
June 30, 2016 10:57 am

So adorable! Do you have any available?

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August 30, 2016 5:09 am

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Connie Carrigg
November 23, 2015 12:18 am

I am interested in a teddy bear dog, I live in Barrie,Ont. Where can I find one in Ontario? How much do these dogs cost?I want a pup from a good breeder! i want a happy pup with no health issues,de-wormed,first shots and at least eight weeks with Mom. I read this is the right time to adopt!

Serious,
Connie RN,

Shamika
Shamika
December 1, 2015 2:28 am

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Mariana Darida
Mariana Darida
December 23, 2015 11:58 am

Can you please let us know where are you located I am very interested to have one of your puppies .I prefer a female. Please let us know .
We live in Chicago .

Mary Battle
Mary Battle
December 29, 2015 5:25 am

I am interested in a teddy bear puppy, I’d like some information and prices.

Dolores
Dolores
January 11, 2016 6:54 pm

I live in Englewood fl where can I get one