List of grooming tools:
- Andis self-cleaning slicker brush
- Andis Premium De-shedding Tool
- So Gentle Hypo-Allergenic Shampoo
- Natural Oatmeal Crème Rinse Conditioner
- Aeolus Cyclone Single Motor Pet Hair Grooming Dryer
- Andis Ultra-Edge AGC 2 Speed Clipper
- Andis blades
- Andis Grooming Scissors
- Andis Thinning Scissors
- Bio-Groom Coat Polish Spray
BioGroom Coat Polish Spray
Andis® 5-in-1 Cool Care Plus Animal Clipper Blade Oil Spray Can.
Grooming your Cocker Spaniel is an essential part of keeping them healthy and looking their best. Their beautiful coats require regular maintenance to prevent matting, tangling, and discomfort. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to groom your Cocker Spaniel, starting from brushing their coat all the way to giving them a polished look.
Brushing the Coat Cocker Spaniels have a double coat, so using a slicker brush is crucial for removing loose, matted, and tangled hair. Regular brushing not only prevents matting but also distributes natural oils and stimulates the skin, promoting a healthy coat. Make sure to be gentle and thorough, focusing on one section at a time.
Bathing Your Cocker Spaniel, A proper bath is essential for maintaining your Cocker Spaniel's coat and skin health. Use a high-quality dog shampoo, such as So Gentle Hypo-Allergenic Shampoo and Natural Oatmeal Crème Rinse Conditioner, that is suitable for their sensitive skin. After the bath, thoroughly dry their coat using a hypoallergenic dog dryer to prevent any skin irritation.
Step 3: Choosing a Grooming Style Decide on the grooming style you want for your Cocker Spaniel. For ease of maintenance, the "puppy cut" is a popular choice. This cut reduces grooming time while keeping your pet looking adorable. To achieve this, you'll need blades 10 and 15 for your clippers.
Step 4: Grooming the Face Start with the face. Hold the clipper below the eye and gently shave towards the nose on both sides. Be cautious and take your time. Move to the ears and hold them behind, pulling the clipper towards the muzzle. Shave the area under the upper lip by gently holding the mouth and working from the breastbone upwards.
Step 5: Shaping the Head Groom the top of the head evenly, ensuring a uniform look. Trim the hair around the eyes using thinning scissors, giving your Cocker Spaniel a polished appearance.
Step 6: Styling the Ears Maintain the characteristic floppy ears of Cocker Spaniels by clipping only the upper part of the ears. Leave the ends floppy and hairy for that classic look.
Step 7: Clipping the Back, Belly, and Tail Switch to a 7 blade and follow the natural curves of your dog's body. Start from the head and work towards the tail, clipping the hair in the direction it grows. Trim the tail hair with clippers and then scissors to ensure uniformity. Comb through and check for length and volume.
Step 8: Trimming the Feet Using scissors, gently trim the hair on your dog's feet. Comb the hair and hold the feet towards you while trimming the hair on top of the toenail. Be cautious around the paw pads and trim the hair in a circular direction while the paw is turned down. Maintain the paw's natural appearance and ensure the toenails are still covered.
Step 9: Cleaning Around the Eyes and Ears Keep your Cocker Spaniel's eyes and ears clean. Use a damp cloth with warm water and shampoo to clean around the eyes, removing any debris. Regularly check the ears and use an ear cleaning solution to prevent infections.
Step 10: Finishing Touches To enhance the overall look and maintain your dog's grooming, consider using BioGroom Coat Polish Spray. This spray will help keep your Cocker Spaniel looking well-groomed for an extended period.
Remember to check the clipper blade's temperature throughout the grooming process. If it gets hot, apply Andis® 5-in-1 Cool Care Plus Animal Clipper Blade Oil Spray to keep it cool and functioning optimally.
Grooming your Cocker Spaniel is a rewarding experience that not only enhances their appearance but also contributes to their overall well-being. Regular grooming sessions foster a strong bond between you and your pet while ensuring they remain comfortable and healthy.