As you may have noticed in your research or navigation of our website, dog brushing is one of the most important and preliminary processes of every other service we provide. This is because the benefits that your dog receives from simple brushing of their coat are numerous.
Firstly, as we have mentioned before, just brushing your dog’s fur can go a long way in keeping it looking healthy and shiny. Not only this, but as you brush through the dog’s hair, its natural hair oils become evenly distributed throughout the entire body and can help in ensuring that the dog’s skin does not become irritated, and stays nourished and healthy.
Brushing can also help in removing dead skin cells and dead hair from the coat, and get rid of matted clumps of hair. Brushing your dog’s hair regularly with a brush is also known for improving blood circulation that promotes the growth of healthy fur and keeps the skin in good condition. Additionally, routinely brushing the coat helps avoid tangles and knots, which prevent the development of favorable conditions for fleas to infest your dog’s hair. If not for regular and proper brushing, most of the services any professional dog groomer offers would not have the same level of quality.
How we brush your dog’s coat
Since this is the preparatory step for so many of our other service offerings, we believe we have done our due diligence and come up with a perfect process of brushing your dog’s hair in a way that is not only effective but also can be very comforting and enjoyable for your pup.
Our process of brushing your dog is as follows:
Step 1: we begin by preparing your dog. The objective of this step is to make sure your dog feels comfortable with us and does not become scared of overwhelmed.
Step 2: We begin brushing your dog’s coat systemically. We advise all our clients to regularly get their dog’s brushed, but the needed frequency of brushing depends on the length of hair and breed. For instance, for short and medium-haired dogs, you would do well to get them brushed about once every week. Long-haired dogs on the other hand may need to be brushed every day.
For the actual brushing, we start from your dog's head and progress gradually towards its tail. In our experience, starting with the tail and working upwards can help keep dogs that are agitated calm, because they can't see what is happening at first.
Step 3: We then make use of some coat conditioner. This is especially helpful if your dog has very tangled hair.
Step 4: We only use a rubber dog hair brush or wide-toothed comb to dislodge the dead skin and dirt, and clean the coat thoroughly.
The most appropriate dog grooming brushes are used.
Step 5: We brush the hair in gentle strokes. If your dog has a thick coat, we brush against the direction of hair growth, starting at the skin and brushing outward and upward. Then we begin brushing the hair back in the same direction as hair growth. For all other coats, we brush normally in the direction of hair growth.
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Dog Grooming Springfield IL
Springfield, Illinois, 62701