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GROOMING FACTS – DOG KEY LANDMARKS

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GROOMING FACTS – DOG KEY LANDMARKS

Finding the Outline of a Dog The overall length of a dog is measured from the point of shoulder to the point of rump and from withers to ground. The distance between the withers and the top of the elbow and the distance between the elbow and the ground will dictate the overall balance and proportion of a dog. Most breed standards refer to the body proportion as being square or rectangular. Measuring the Head Skull types come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The overall length refers to the points from the occiput to the tip of...

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CLIPPERS HANDLING & DEXTERITY SKILLS

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CLIPPERS HANDLING & DEXTERITY SKILLS

The best professional stylists are those who have developed a confident degree of dexterity will Moreover good scissor work is rarely found on a badly clipped dog. The two just do not go together. Holding the Clipper For maximum freedom of movement and improved efficiency, hold the clipper like a large pencil, between the thumb and fingers. "Palming" the clipper makes for clumsy, awkward clipper handling and puts the pet at risk for cuts, nicks and irritation. Concentrate on positioning yourself so that the clipper is pulled toward you and held comfortably like a pencil. There are rare times when...

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Nail Care

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Nail Care

                               Long nails are more than unsightly, they also present a potential health problem. Unattended nails may grow long enough to cause the entire tenant &bonestructure of the foot and pastern to in pet grooming break down.                                                                                                         From an aesthetic standpoint, nails that a too long make it all but impossible to trim a perfectly styled foot shape because the long nails under the tail. urge the rounded line of the foot.

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How do I know that my dog is overweight?

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How do I know that my dog is overweight?

After some time, you may see increase in your dog weight. It might be less demanding to overlook his weight issue, yet remember that doing as such may abbreviate his life expectancy and make his days more troublesome — and less pleasant. Being overweight can also prompt other medical issues, similar to diabetes, lessened invulnerable capacity, and joint pain.   Do I Need to Adjust My Dog's Diet?   Keeping up a solid weight is a standout amongst the most critical concerns with regards to your dog's health. Factors like diet and exercise in the correct sums can help keep...

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Pre-Work For Grooming

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Pre-Work For Grooming

When a professional stylist talks "pre-work," he or she is normally referring to a series of steps that are elementary to all professional grooming proceduresAppraising the overall condition of the pet. Bathing. DryingTrimming nailsTrimming padsCleaning earsClearing the sanitary areas of some breedsChecking anal glandsEvaluation ProcessNo matter the dog, the first step in grooming is to appraise the pet's overall condition.The conditions that you find will help you communicate to the owner what you can or cannot do for their pet on that dayBathing DryingThe method or combination of methods

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