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Dog Training Plays Key Role In Dog Grooming And Puppy Care

By Dr. Nortey Omaboe

Dog obedience training strikes again. And this time, it’s making its truths self evident in the dog grooming arena.

Maybe you wouldn’t mind of your dog’s professional groomer was bitten, scratched, or entirely mangled by your dog. Maybe the groomer’s use of muzzles, restraints, and strong arm tactics don’t bother you, as long as pooch looks pretty for pick up.

If your conscience isn’t ruffled by the thought of your dog and your dog’s groomer being traumatized for the sake of health and beauty, let’s assume for one last moment that you might one day have to take over your dog’s grooming. Has her dog training program prepared the both of you for an hour in the canine home salon? If the answer is no, here are a few reasons to start that dog obedience training program today:

Bathing: True, few dogs enjoy being scrubbed to a sweet smelling sheen, but if your dog understands the sit, down, and stay commands, your bathroom might be saved from a tsunami of dog hair, dirty water, and soap bubbles. Puppy training should include plenty of bath time, so she grows accustomed to this shower of affection.

Nail Trimming: Until you’re practiced in the pooch pedicure, you must be cautious not to cut into the quick. If you accidentally do, your dog’s nail will bleed for quite a long time, and the pain might bother her for days. She’ll also be wary of future trimmings. Wrestling her to the ground, with arms and legs interlocked in muscled pretzel poses doesn’t contribute to the accuracy needed for nail trimming. For this exercise, training your dog to sit, lie down, and stay will be indispensable.

Ear Cleaning: Training a dog to sit still while you shoot cold liquid into her ears is no easy task, unless she already understands the sit and stay commands. Dog obedience training will make this task go more quickly, and with less wrestling, chasing, and head locking.

Brushing teeth isn’t too bad, as long as you train your dog that puppy biting is not the speediest route to that yummy poultry flavored concoction known as toothpaste.

Brushing of your dog’s coat is necessary for good skin health and a smooth appearance. So unless you plan on renaming your dog “Matt,” his fur will need to be tended to daily. Training puppy to stand and stay for brushing will speed this process along, and eliminate that maddening brush chase around the backyard.

Coat trimming, when conducted after your dog is well educated in dog training techniques, can result in a pretty Poodle pompadour, Bichon buzz, or Maltese mullet. But without that dog obedience training system in place, she could be in for nicks, lacerations, and crowning as the worst dressed at the dog park.

Removing foreign objects and substances from your dog’s paws, mouth, or coat requires scissors, tweezers, and other aids, and might not be possible without the established usage of dog training tips. A dog should be introduced to these implements during puppy training, and should know how to sit and stay, or roll over, until the briar, thorn, or chewing gum is removed.

Dog obedience training programs, especially positive ones that implement standards like clicker training and crate training, are not only essential to the building of an obedient and well mannered dog, but are necessary for developing a dog who is confident and accepting of grooming.

When training puppy, play with her ears; open her mouth, look inside, and run your fingers along her teeth; pull apart her toes and tickle her pads. Intermingle these methods with upbeat dog obedience training techniques, and she’ll be well prepared for future grooming.

Familiarize puppy with nail trimmers, toothbrushes, and bathtubs. Employ dog training techniques, as developed by a top dog trainer, to fashion a dog who is not only well mannered, but shows all the signs of a well kept pet.

Learn more about dog obedience training. Stop by Dr. Nortey Omaboe’s site where you can find out all about dog training and what it can do for you.

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