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Dog Grooming Questions and Answers


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Q    I have a dog grooming question. What dog grooming supplies will I need to groom my own dog?

A    If you want to groom your own dog you will need the following basic dog grooming supplies.

a set of good dog clippers (human hair clippers will not work on dog hair) that will pay for themselves in to time, but you can just use a good pair of scissors to do the job.  However, you must have your dog under complete control and trust it to be able to stand still to avoid any mishaps, as it is quite a challenge to try to scissor your dog¬ís hair with one hand whilst trying to restrain it with the other. When using your own set of dog clippers, always try to cut with the fall of the hair and also ensure you bath and dry your dog beforehand otherwise your clipper blades will go blunt very quickly.

a dog grooming table which is adjustable to reduce straining your back is recommended.
Wire pin brush, bristle brush, shedding tools, slicker brush
Nail clipper. The guillotine type are more suitable for dogs.
Shampoo specifically for dogs
Raised dog bath is recommended
and, even consider a dog grooming book or course to build your confidence.



dog grooming questions


Q    Is there a dog grooming book with all the different breeds & styles to show customers?

A    I had my own dog grooming business and used 'All (160) Breed Dog Grooming' published by T.F.H Publications Inc. It was great to be able to show people dog breed illustrations where they could advise me by looking through the book exactly how they wanted to have their dog groomed.


Q    How do I make my own Dog Shampoo?

A    Aloe Vera Dog Shampoo can be made from 2 cups of water, 2 teaspoons liquid castile, 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and up to 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerine or vegetable oil.  Combine all ingredients in a jar.  Shake to blend. Get your dog's coat wet, pour on the shampoo, lathering as you go. Work the shampoo in with your hands. Rinse thoroughly.


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