How to Groom a Smooth coated dog – dog grooming demonstration


This is Sasha, a nine year old Staffordshire
Bull Terrier – a typical smooth haired dog. And she’s about to have a grooming makeover
in the hands of a real expert. Jitka Krizova is one of Europe’s top dog groomers. Sasha is enjoying herself. Originally from Slovakia, she now lives and
works in Britain. She’s been showing and grooming dogs for 20 years and has won an impressive
array of awards. British Groomer of the Year Award 2006, Eurogroom winner three times in
a row and in 2011 she clipped and snipped her way to the World Championships as a member
of Groom Team England. Jitka’s sharing her champion tips and techniques to help you keep
your dog in pristine condition. Smooth haired dogs are quite low maintenance.
Other breeds with coats like Sasha’s include Whippets, Great Danes, Dalmatians and Boxers
so the grooming techniques are very similar. Smooth haired coat is very short close to
the body and sheds constantly. When bathing your dog take care to avoid getting
water in their ears or up their nose. The temperature should be lukewarm and if you’re
using a shower attachment keep the force of the spray gentle. Jitka is using a good quality de-shedding
shampoo . This uses natural ingredients to moisturise the coat and strengthen the hair
shafts to help reduce shedding. Pay close attention to the dog’s feet, back
end and face. Sasha is enjoying herself. After a good rinse Jitka uses a good quality
de-shedding conditioner. This helps to reduce any excessive shedding by releasing hair from
the undercoat during the bath. Drying your dog can be time consuming so it’s
worth investing in a super absorbent towel. Then it’s time to give your dog a good brush.
While smooth coated dogs don’t need to be brushed every day, try and do it as often
as you can. When the coat is dry, you can use massage
glove to remove excess hair and give the coat extra shine. Brushing not only stimulates the skin to produce
vital protective oils it’s also a great way to bond with your dog. Instead of a glove you can use a rubber brush.
The purpose of the rubber is it grips the hair and gives the coat extra shine. Your dog will enjoy the sensation of being
brushed – it has the same effect as it does on us when we have a good scratch in the morning. If the dog is shedding excessively, we can
use the Furminator. The Furminator is the perfect grooming tool
for use at home and in between grooming sessions. It’s easy to use and works well at removing
your dog’s undercoat. Grooming should be an enjoyable experience
for both of you. If you take your puppy to the groomers from an early age they’ll soon
get used to it and accept it as a way of life. It certainly seems to have worked in Sasha�s
case� Yes. Yes. Good girl. Sasha really – Sasha
really enjoyed today’s grooming session. Now she’s nice and clean with shiny coat and we’ll
probably see her in another three-four months for bathing and de-shedding. In between grooming sessions you should brush
your dog regularly, trim her nails every four to six weeks and check her ears for infection
weekly. All that coupled with a good diet and plenty of exercise should give you a happy,
healthy dog

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2 Responses

  1. Empress Renea says:

    Awwwwww too cute

  2. ruth fisher says:

    My dog doesn’t like water

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