An Efficient Routine for Dog Grooming
Part of the Dog Grooming For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Follow these basic steps for a great dog-grooming routine that you do monthly. (You might need to do it more often, depending on the type of hair your dog has.) Many of these tasks — such as brushing your dog's teeth — should be done a minimum of once a week, but others such as bathing and clipping need to be done less frequently.
Brush out your dog, thoroughly removing any tangles or mats.
Do a prebath clip or strip if your dog's coat needs it.
Express anal sacs if needed.
Bathe and rinse thoroughly.
Dry by using towels, a dog hair dryer, or human hair dryer set to no heat.
Clean ears with otic solution; dry thoroughly.
Clean eye tear stains if there are any.
Brush out again and apply any leave-in conditioner.
Clip hair if necessary.