#1: First, give your pet a good brushing to remove dead hair and mats from their coat.
#2: Place a rubber bath mat in the bathtub to provide secure footing and fill the tub with about 3 to 4 inches of lukewarm water.
# 3: Using a spray hose or plastic container, thoroughly wet your pet, taking care not to spray directly in her ears, eyes or nose.
# 4: Gently massage in a pet-formulated shampoo working from head to tail.
# 5: Thoroughly rinse with a spray hose or pitcher, making sure all the soapy residue has disappeared.
# 6: Now dry your pet with The Absorber. Its soft and super-absorbent material is ideal for drying their coat after a nice long bath.
Create a Calm Environment Before you jump into grooming, prepare your grooming area to be as stress-free as possible for you and your dog. If your dog is overly fidgety or anxious, consider using calming aids. Soothing music is one option. You can also use sprays or dog shampoos that contain calming pheromones. Use Positive Reinforcement Positive reinforcement means rewarding your dog for good behavior that will make grooming easier. Try to train your dog to “stay” or sit still by rewarding them with a treat every time they do so. You’ll need to hold your dog’s face while trimming, so get them used to handling their face, rewarding them as you go. Gradually Introduce Your Dog to Grooming Tools Introduce your dog to scissors, clippers, grooming restraints, and other tools gradually rather than taking them out all at once. Do the same with a grooming restraint. When you first put it on, make sure you’re not hurting your dog. Practice Short and Regular Sessions It’s better to practice short, consistent grooming sessions than to try to put a restless dog through a long grooming session. Aim to trim one area at a time, even if it’s just your dog’s...