I am often asked the question about grooming my dogs and my reply is “seldom”. I do bathe them to keep them smelling sweet and their hair soft, but I don’t do much in the way of grooming except to keep down the straggles and to get ready for the show ring in which case I sometimes use a professional groomer. Aside from the above, I keep my dogs’ nails clipped regularly for a couple of reasons. First, I have hardwood floors and secondly, long nails are actually a detriment to a dog’s stability on their feet and can even be painful.
I found some neat videos on YouTube to share and I have practiced on my dogs and like the recommended techniques. The two areas that I try to keep neat are the ears and pantaloons and watching the demonstration made clipping these areas easy. The videos are in five parts and I am linking to each one. Enjoy!