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This review guide was updated in December 2018.
You will find a wealth of information online about how to groom puppies and younger pets. However, often overlooked is critical considerations for older dogs.
For a range of reasons, from being recently adopted to switching from a professional groomer to grooming your pets at home, it may be time for you to groom your dog for the first time and if they’re slightly older, there many factors to bear in mind.
Although the old cliche quote may be that ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ at Cleaner Paws we don’t believe this at all.
When it comes to pet grooming, regardless of the age of your dog if you prepare correctly and have the right grooming products at your disposable than grooming an older dog for the first time can be as easy as a dog that has grown used to being groomed.
We hope this quick guide offers some valuable tips when it comes to grooming older dogs. If you have recently adopted an older dog or are looking to train your pet for the first time, this guide is excellent and complements the grooming tips laid out above.
Out of the three tips, allowing your dog to go at their own pace is the most important.
Depending on their overall health there may be issues which also mean certain parts of your dogs need more focus, such as creaky joints or sore paws for example and learning to groom your pet is one of the best ways to bond with them.