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Dog Grooming Bathing Tips – How To Shampoo A Dog

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It seems simple doesn’t it, bathing? But, not only does it take a lot longer than people think, it’s also one of the most crucial tasks to keeping a dog hygienic and happy. One of the most common complaints by owners after their dog leaves a grooming salon is that the animal won’t stop scratching. This is purely because the …

Dog Grooming Tips – Guide To Nail Trimming

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One of the biggest worries of any trainee dog groomer is nail trimming. But do not fear, all this process takes is practice, practice, practice! Firstly you need to make sure the clippers used are the right size for the dog you’re working with. The right size clipper will ensure the nail fits easily between the blades and make the …

Dog Grooming Tips – Ear Cleaning and Plucking

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Most dog’s ears are prone to infection because of the way the ear hangs down over the ear canal – there isn’t much ventilation in there. Another common cause of ear problems in some breeds is a lot of thick hair within the ear canal. This hair traps debris, moisture and earwax which bacterial and fungal infections love. There are …

Dog Grooming Tips – Guide To Hand Stripping

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What is hand stripping? Hand stripping is the process of pulling out the dead outer coat of wired-haired breeds by hand rather than cutting the hair. Hand stripping allows a new wire coat to grow in. Why hand strip instead of clip? Hand stripping maintains a proper wire coat, while clipping makes it soft and ruins the texture. Without the …

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New Blog at The Paw Pad

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Hello and welcome to the new Paw Pad blog. We will be updating this blog regularly with: Dog Grooming Tips and Guides We have some written guides and some video guides that we will be sharing here over the coming weeks. Some of these videos are already up on our Youtube channel. Dog Daycare Pics and Videos We will be sharing …