Grooming tips for your dog from Paws Way Special
Warmer weather is just around the corner. Grooming your dogs for the season is important for their health. Don't forget your dog can get a bad sunburn, just like we can, experts recently said.
Nancy Bryson is a certified master groomer who was on hand at Toronto's Paws Way Grooming Weekend event. She took the time to give dog owners some good advice for grooming their pets for the coming season. One important piece of advice is not to cut their fur to short, dogs can burn easily from the sun and their skin was not meant to be exposed.
Bryson said the best thing pet owners can do is to give their dogs a good bath and brush out. That helps remove their dead winter coat. Over grooming can lead to higher vet bills. For dogs that do not shed taking down their coats can help with the heat.
Dogs perspire between their feet and their mouths. Clipping out the hair between their pads can help during the summer with body heat.
Asked about the trend to dress dogs up Bryson said it was a personal choice. Booting up a dog in the winter though can help a dog with the ice that comes with the snow.
Dogs do like the decking out, but not because they are fashionable. They love the attention. They don't like being laughed at. Dogs can get embarrassed and will hide if they are laughed at.
"The dogs feed off positive energy."
Some dogs could be bilingual if their owners teach them words in two languages. Dogs know as many words as a three-year-old child.
"They know more than we give them credit for."