Take The Best Care Of Your Best Friend - FREE Grooming A Golden Retriever Course
Grooming your Golden Retriever could be a awkward task. Not just that, it's also a continual process. Ecstatic are those who can hire a service to groom their dog. However, more often than not, the general public have to do it themselves. Here are some ways that you can make grooming a golden retriever less complicated. You want to follow a cycle of grooming, and it is suggested this cycle is repeated a few times a week. Remember, you can't slack off on your duty as a dog owner. You must have a regular routine to groom your dog. The method shouldn't take you more than a half hour at a time.
You can start with brushing your Golden Retriever to make sure that you reduce his shedding. This is crucial as they seem to be a double coated breed of dogs. The double coat protects and insulates them across the year. During winter, the undercoat protects them, but they begin to dump it during hotter months. Hence, you will probably notice lots of fur being shed at this time.
Regular brushing will become a significant part of grooming a golden retriever and one that will help control shedding, particularly if done with a quality bristle brush and an undercoat rake. It is most likely that your dog will adore it as well, and love you for it. Most Goldens love the feel of a good brush and will generally sit idle happily while you brush them. Remember to brush in one direction - downwards - and try and do it gently so as to not pull out any hair in the process.
Regular baths are a must, for grooming a golden retriever particularly in warm weather conditions. You can give your Golden Retriever a wash as many times as you like, as it will not damage the skin. Just make sure you use a shampoo of high quality. You will have a little problem getting your Golden Retriever to sit still if your dog doesn't like taking baths. After a pleasant bath, it's time for a nail inspection. Long nails should be clipped regularly as they could cause irritation to the dog, and a large amount of grief to anyone who steps on them. Trimming the nails makes sure that shape of your dog's foot is intact, and there's no splaying. If you are lucky, you'll see the nails obviously. Employ a good pair of nail clippers, but try to not cut too closely. Keep some styptic powder close to hand in case you cut too close by accident. If you see any blood, use it instantly. This can help in stopping the bleeding fast. Try and make this a weekly exercise.
Whatever you do, while grooming your Golden retriever never shave it. Remember, as we discussed earlier, the double coat of the golden retriever protects it in all sorts of weather. Groom only the tail, feet, and in and around the ears. You can trim back around the pads with a standard pair of grooming shears so that it is even with the pads. If you look after you dog correctly, he's going to be clean and clean, and look good.