Dog Grooming is an essential part of your dog’s care and to get a professional salon result at home is not as difficult as you might think. Apart from strengthening the bond between you and your pet, grooming your dog at home will save you a fortune in salon fees.
To give you an idea of how much you could save, take a look at these figures. Depending on the size of your pooch and its breed you’ll be paying anything from £20 to £60 for grooming services. Prices are similar up and down the country but if you live in London, you’ll probably have to pay a bit more. So, let’s say you take your dog to a groomer once a month and the lifespan of an average dog is thirteen years. At the least, you’ll be forking out over £3,000 and that’s just for the basics!
Why not have a go yourself? All it takes is some practice and the right products to achieve a great result.
Your Home Dog Grooming Plan
What breed of dog do you have? Long coat or short? Puppy or senior? Does your pooch have sensitive skin? You can devise your own home grooming plan based on the type of dog you have.
Take a look at our Complete Guide to Washing and Grooming Your Dog to find out which brush to use, how to bathe your dog, nail clipping and what to do about mats and tangles.
One of the most important things is choosing the right products and equipment. Natural products are a great choice because they don’t contain any of those nasty chemicals.
Professional Dog Grooming Products
Groom like a pro and use the same products professional groomers use. Wild Wash Pro has a range of shampoos, sprays and even dog perfume so you can get a professional salon result.
Wild Wash Pro range is completely natural and can be used on any dog, including puppies and dogs with sensitive skin. The products are user and environmentally friendly and they’ll leave your dog smelling salon fresh every day. The shampoo smells fantastic!
Some dogs just love to get mucky whenever they go out, playing in the mud or rolling in fox poo! A spray of Wild Wash dog perfume after their bath will keep them smelling wonderful.
Don’t forget to give your dog a treat when you have finished grooming.
For more help check out our top ten dog grooming tips for beginners.
When should you take your dog to a professional groomer?
If your dog has a very matted coat, you should consider going to a professional groomer.
If you are nervous about clipping your dog’s nails, it may be better to let a professional do it. Alternatively, you could try Crufts Soft Grip Nail Clippers which have a safety guard feature.
Why not use a visit to a professional groomer as an occasional treat for you and your dog.