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Grooming Basics for Short Hair Puppies

Grooming Basics for Short Hair Puppies

January 21, 2018

Short hair puppies are great if you want low maintenance grooming.

However, even short hair puppies require proper care to keep their coats looking shiny and healthy. Here are some basic tips from PetCenter on grooming short hair puppies:

  1. Easy bath time

Bathing a short hair dog is an important step to keeping your dog’s hair and skin clean. Opt for sulfate free shampoo and hydrating conditioners made for short hair dogs. We recommend Tropiclean or Nootie Dog brands, which are available at PetCenter.

  1. Drying

The drying process is super fast with short hair dogs. You don’t have to use a blow dryer, but rather an absorbent towel and your puppy’s hair will dry naturally. If you live in a cooler climate, wait at least two hours for the coat to completely dry, before letting your short hair dog outside. You can encourage your dog lie near a heated vent to dry faster.

  1. Trimming Nails

Your short hair puppy’s nails may grow past the toe pads. This can become painful and dangerous for your dog. PetCenter carries dog nail clippers that safely clip without causing pain. Dogs generally don’t enjoy nail trimming, so your puppy may try to flee! Be sure to use rewards and positive reinforcement to encourage cooperation.

  1. Combing & Brushing

Short hair dogs generally don’t require much combing or brushing, but this can vary depending on their hair types. Stop into a local PetCenter and ask our friendly staff for expert advice, if you plan to purchase a brush for your short hair puppy.

  1. Beard trimming

Short hair dogs have little to no facial hair. PetCenter carries dog grooming clippers, but if your puppy’s hair is short don’t bother using clippers to tame facial hair. Save yourself time and energy and have a groomer clean up any stray hairs.

At home grooming is a breeze for short hair dogs. Use these simple grooming techniques and your dog will look and feel fantastic. At PetCenter, we believe in sharing the knowledge you need to give your dog the best care possible. Contact us for any of your pet needs!

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