Poodle grooming can be a daunting task, but an obligatory part of owning this particular breed. Well-groomed poodles have healthier skin and coats and grooming also helps forestall health issues. It is feasible to learn the methods of grooming your poodle yourself, but it takes practise.
A poodle's hair never stops growing, so a full clipping is mandatory every six to eight weeks. If you can afford it, it may be best to pay someone else to groom your poodle. The steps involved can be laborious and it is sometimes best left to a professional.
Choose your groomer conscientiously and take advice from other poodle owners in your area. You might want to think about scooping out different breeders in the area. If cash is a problem you can use a professional groomer every second time. You can take on grooming your poodle in between visits and save money.
To maintain your poodle's cut between visits, you will need some quality dog grooming tools. Lifeless blades can scrape the skin of your poodle and cause clipper burn. Look for a pair of clippers with a many blades, this way you can rotate the blades in the grooming session if need be. You will also need quality brushes and brushs to maintain your poodle's cut between grooming sessions. Your dog should be well brushed at least two times a week, if not daily.
Even though poodles don't shed as much as other dogs, they do lose hair. That hair remains in the dog's coat till you brush it out. Brushing will also keep your poodle's coat shiny by distributing the skin's natural oils. Light but powerful brushing will make your dog feel good and increase circulation in the skin. You can bathe your poodle as often as once a week. Using a raised tub with a non-slip mat will make the experience more nice for you both. To start, use warm water to soak your dog's coat to the skin.
Since poodles are water dogs they naturally shed water so it would take a little effort to get the coat completely wet. You can use a mild dog shampoo for grooming your poodle. Make bound to rinse the shampoo out of the dog's coat thoroughly. Any leftover residue can be aggravating to the dog's skin. After your poodle's bath you can let the dog air dry for a curled look, or brush out the hair while blow-drying to give the coat a smooth and fluffy look.