It is important for any dog owner to properly maintain his companion between each visit to the groomer in order to avoid the animal having a completely tangled fur. It is important to remind dog owners that leaving a dog with a tangled fur can be considered as animal abuse and be sanctioned by justice for this reason. How to maintain a poodles hair, may be the most common question here.
First of all, you must know that the skin of a tangled dog no longer breathes, causing big skin problems .
Frequency of visit to the groomer: On average, any type of dogs combined, the ideal frequency to drive your dog to the groomer is 2 to 3 months.
Brushing: Passage is obligatory, brushing is essential to the maintenance of your companion on all fours. It removes dead hair (including short-haired dogs) and prevents nodes from forming in the fur. The minimum frequency of brushing is once a week. the best being to devote a few minutes every day.
The material is not always the same for all the breeds, on the other hand, a point common to all remains nevertheless present, a brush allowing not to pluck the hair not dead. For example, a tool often used is the soft card. On the other hand on Yorkshire, this one will not be used because it possesses a fur called silk, so it will be necessary to use a brush with pins (without ball at the end) mounted on rubber.
There is also on the market a suction brush to suck the dead hairs and dust contained on the dog. This brush does not serve to undo the knots but exclusively to “clean” the skin of your companion on all fours.
There is also a complete range of cosmetic products perfectly adapted to dogs to help you to less “pluck” the non-dead hair and avoid “breaking” the hair with your brush.
The method of brushing:
For dogs with short hair, nothing more simple, brush back fur coat on the whole body of the dog then then in the direction of the hair.
For long-haired dogs:
A first rule of thumb is to never wash your dog until it has completely disentangled the dog (except for the yorkshire terrier). Indeed, washing would amount to making a “double knot” on an already existing node, so it would be virtually impossible to undo it.
To not forget about knots on your dog, it is important to perfectly follow a methodology. To do this, start by lowering all the hair of your companion downwards, then using your card, brush by small wick its fur so as to go up gently along its paw. Once this is done, pass a metal comb with spaced teeth to verify that you have not forgotten any knots.