Regular Dog Brushing
Whether you're showing your dog or not, it's important to keep him well-groomed from head to toe, and not just for appearances' sake. Keeping your dog's hair free of tangles today will prevent the formation of painful mats that can quickly create hot spots and sores on your pup's skin. Use a de-shedding comb with a set of long and short teeth to safely remove a thick undercoat as you brush, a slicker or pin brush to detangle and style through long coats, and a professional comb to work out knots and lift coats for trimming.
Trimming Dogs' Feet
Fluffy feet are adorable, but regularly trimming the hair between your dog's toes and around his pads is just one more essential part of dog grooming. Keeping his pads free of excess hair helps to reduce the chance of dirt buildup, which leads to tangles and hot spots. In winter months, snow can quickly accumulate under the feet due to excess hair, and during the rest of the year, foot fur is prone to capturing burrs, sap, mud and other materials that could lead to pain and injury.
Trimming your dog's toe hair is easy, but it helps to start early and slow. Advanced groomers may use clippers or scissors, but we recommend a set of safety scissors with rounded tips for those just starting out.
When we first began showing dogs many years ago, we sought to find products we could confidently use ourselves time and time again. Today, we have over 60 years of grooming experience between us, and we're confident in the products we supply. Everything we offer in our selection of grooming essentials is used by us personally and has received our stamp of approval.