What’s the Best Way to Brush Your Dog?

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Fact: Brushing your dog, regularly, has many benefits. In fact, canines generally love to be brushed if the grooming is done correctly. Indeed, weekly brushing is a definite plus, since it will keep your dog's coat tangle-free! Additionally, all dogs have natural oils that “activate” when distributed around on their skin and fur, with the help of a brush. With all of that being said, what’s the best way to brush your pooch? Let us explain:

Tools

Before the actual brushing process begins, here are the tools you’ll need to get started:

  • Well-made comb

  • Good bristle brush

  • Pin brush

  • Small scissors

Medium Coats

Dogs with short-to-medium coats have fur that is very easy to maintain. To start, you’ll want to use a nice bristle brush and apply firm, yet gentle, strokes going in the direction your dog's fur. After that, use your small grooming scissors to trim hair around your pet's face. Remember: always use the comb as a guard when trimming with scissors.

Longer Coats

When it comes to longer coats, these will need a little more attention than short/medium coats. To start, you’ll want to brush their hair with a pin brush after separating their fur into sections. Next, gently remove tangles as you find them. Finally, trim any stray hairs using a comb and brush.

Wire Coats

Wire coats can be tricky if you are unfamiliar with how to groom them. Of course, if you’re not sure where to start or how to manage this particular coat, then it’s best to check with a professional for tips/tricks if you prefer to groom your wiry canine pal yourself.

No matter what breed of dog you have, they will all enjoy regular grooming. Certainly, it’s a great way to make your pet feel good and comfortable. Sure, some dogs are nervous about their faces (and paws) being touched, so doing so while brushing them is a great way to familiarize them with this form of touch.

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