What is dog grooming?
Why you should care about my dog’s grooming
What dog grooming involves
Can I groom my dog myself?
There are two basic steps: cleansing and cutting/trimming.
The dog should be bathed in a dog shampoo that is specifically formulated for the dog’s breed, skin, and coat type to remove dirt and oils while adding luster back into their fur after it dries. They will need some conditioning afterward so using a conditioner designed specifically for dogs is recommended – this aids with dry or damaged coats but also helps prevent tangles from forming when they’re being brushed out later on!
After cleansing, you’ll want to use a comb (either metal or plastic) to detangle any mats before cutting them off if your dog doesn’t have enough hair left over for trimming purposes. A clipper can then be used for finishing touches like tidying up around the eyes, ears, and paws.
Is it better to let professionals groom my dog?
Some owners prefer to take their dog in every now and then for an all-over groom while others may seek our professional advice more often with specific needs like if they have a dog that sheds or is prone to skin irritations.
To save money, it might work out best to let the professionals do the bulk of dog grooming at certain points but doing some aspects themselves (like bath time) so both you and your dog enjoy being pampered!
How much does dog grooming cost?
Brushing through tangles and tidying dog’s ears costs ₦14,000-₦25,000 while more complex services including conditioning, drying off after bathing and all the other basic grooming works cost between ₦61,000 to ₦100,000.
Conditioning for dog grooming is a form of deep moisturizing that soothes your dog’s skin by gently removing dirt from their coat with an organic pet cleanser before conditioning them with essential oils or natural conditioners like coconut oil.
These will leave your dog feeling refreshed and smelling good too! Conditioning can be done once every few months as needed or at least twice per year to maintain healthy skin and a natural sheen on your dog’s coat.