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Minnie's Home Grooming Tips

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Having these four traits makes your dog a “Good Dog”. — groomer’s point of view

All pet experts have different opinions about what a good dog is. Here is my opinion as a groomer. To simply say, a good dog is one that you can pleasantly live with is not enough. I would add something else. A dog with whom you and also other people are pleased to interact. If…

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How to let your dog accept grooming without struggle

Home grooming is an essential part of pet care, brushing and combing frequently at home is especially important to maintain a good coat. In addition, you have to clean paws after a walk, clean around the mouth, remove eye stains, remove debris from the coat, or examine skin and coat conditions as often as needed.…

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Touching Exercise Elementary Class

Here is what to do Dogs like to be touched certain parts and there is some area they don’t like to be handled and touched. Most dogs don’t like the tip of their legs to be held, their bum being touched, or their muzzle and mouth area being held. Some dogs also don’t like their…

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How to brush your dog’s teeth at home.

When your dog comes back from a pet salon looking gorgeous and is eager to jump up in your arms, you would feel a bit annoyed if he/she had bad breath. You may have bought a dog toothbrush and paste at the pet store and tried to brush your dog’s teeth. But you tried only…

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Dog Teeth Brushing ( cotton gauze method )

I recommend the “touching exercise” first. After you clear this exercise, you can start The Advanced Exercise of putting your finger into your dog’s mouth. Use careful, gentle movements throughout the exercise, and try to be positively involved in the process, making your dog think this is fun or pleasant. Remember, your dog takes most of its…

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Dog teeth brushing (toothbrush and toothpaste method)

I recommend starting the gauze method before going to toothbrush cooperative pet gets comfortable with the gauze and your finger in his / her mouth, then try a toothbrush & toothpaste method. Use a dog toothbrush and toothpaste made for dogs. ( you can use baking soda paste instead. ) If you brush dog’s teeth…

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Is Dog Grooming Necessary During The Winter Time?

Dog grooming is not just for the summer! Grooming during the winter season is just as important and should not be overlooked. Certain breeds need to be groomed every 6-8 weeks no matter the season, not only for their appearance but also their general health. See why your dog may benefit from a haircut or…

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How To Avoid A Shave Down At The Groomer’s  

Have you had the experience of having your dog shaved down at the groomers? When you have a light-colored and fluffy dog like a Maltese, Poodle, or Doodle, you may be inclined to wash your dog at home if they get dirty. No one wants to sleep with a dirty dog after all. If your…

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4 Things You Need To Know Before Getting A Puppy

Since the start of the Pandemic in early 2020, many of us are now spending more time at home than ever before. As a result of this, we have seen more and more people getting new puppies. I’m sure that among these dog owners are many first-time pet owners. I’ve been in the grooming profession…

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Why Puppy Grooming Is Important?

Did you know that puppies should come in for their first puppy grooming appointment soon after their last vaccine boosters at around 16 weeks old? Grooming puppies during their most impressionable period is important because it sets them up for good grooming table manners. Grooming for an adult dog or even puppies over 6 months…

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Dandelions Are Our Friends: Beware of Weedless Lawns

With the weather warming up, the sun shining brightly, and the days get longer, we’re all starting to enjoy the beautiful long walks with our dogs. After this long lockdown, we all need an excuse to leave the house and our dogs give us just that. Though it’s nice to walk on fresh green grass, we’d…

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Setting Your Puppy Up For Grooming Success

One of the most important things to do when you’re getting your puppy groomed is starting basic puppy grooming training before they turn 16 weeks old. The best way to guarantee success in their first grooming session, and make it a fun time for them too, is by starting touch training early on. Touching between…