Puppy hair is very easy to care for. Just brush it from time to time. However, after about 10 months of age, puppies begin to change their coat and then it requires more attention. Even 2-3 times a week.
The tools I use to care for the coat are:
2. Pudlówka brush (Doggy Man - the best pudlówka I've ever used)
Head - give it a round shape. Cut the beard to medium length and also shape it into an oval. The dog's bangs should be cut so that it does not cover the eyes. The coat on the muzzle should be shortened, giving it a round shape.
Eyes – the hair growing on the muzzle (around the eyes) should be trimmed so that it does not enter the eyes. Dirty hair getting into the eyes can cause eye infections.
Ears – should be cleaned once a week. The coat can be shaved or clipped from one ear to the other on the neck. This will ensure air flow to the ears.
Groin – in this area, the hair may become tangled. When the dog moves, he rubs his legs against the chest, belly. You can shorten the fur in the groin area to 1-2 cm to avoid tangling.
paws – the coat should not grow beyond the length of the paws. It must be shortened where the paws end. The hair growing out from between the "pillows" must be trimmed (using baby scissors with rounded ends). This way mud or snow will not stick to your hair.
How to comb a dog - use the so-called The slicker brush is specially designed for poodle hair. It is located on a pillow that "works" while combing so as not to injure the dog. You must remember to start from the belly and comb towards the spine (not the other way around). You start at the bottom with a small section of hair, bit by bit dressing the hair from the top. And so on until you reach the very top. This way you can be sure that the entire coat has been combed. If you started with the spine, you wouldn't get to the hair underneath.
If you locate a little tangle or if you notice that the old coat is sticking to the new and the tangle is just starting to form, it's time to thin it out. You can use felt for this purpose. However, if the tangle is larger - it requires a more professional hand. Never bathe your dog before removing tangles and brushing his coat. If you do this, the tangles become fixed and cannot be removed.
After bathing, you can use an anti-tangle spray. It refreshes the coat and prevents tangling. If you spray it on your dog after brushing, the coat will curl again.
When bathing and drying your dog with a towel, do not use circular motions because you will tangle the coat. A day or two after bathing your dog, brush his coat as dry curls will start to stick together.
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