Grooming Your Miniature Schnauzer At Home
Grooming Mini Schnauzers Is Simple
How To Keeping your Mini Schnauzer Pretty Between Professional Groomings...
GROOMING THE MINIATURE SCHNAUZER
Miniature Schnauzers are known for their handsome appearance but if you want your schnauzer puppy to look his best, you will have to groom him regularly. This will transform your pup into a cute looking dog that you will be happy to show off. And it will also be a double win for you as you will have the fulfillment of being the proud owner of a handsome dog and the confidence that you can groom almost any other type of dog breed with a few adjustments.
For starters, it’s vital to note that grooming miniature schnauzers is best left to professional groomers but if you wish to learn how to groom your little schnauzer at home, here’s how to go about it.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Slicker brush
- Dog towels
- Electric clippers
- Detangle solution
- A good supply of treats
- Brush his coat
The first thing to do is to brush his coat so there won’t be mats when you start to trim the hair as this can causes severe discomfort and/or disruption in his fur line. A slicker brush will help ensure that all mats or knots are combed out. You can use a detangler spray to prevent breakage and static buildup while you’re at it.
- Bathe your dog
Now that you have brushed out your pup’s fur, the next step is to bathe him. Bathing is vital because it allows for a clean coat when you cut his hair. Massage a gentle shampoo in and rinse completely to remove all residue. You may condition leg furs if you like but do not use the conditioner on his body hair. This stage also offers an excellent opportunity to brush his teeth.
- Dry the fur
Remove the excess water by using the combination of towel drying and blow drying. From his leg to his back and head, make sure the fur on every part of your schnauzer’s body is brushed through dry. To avoid tangling and knotting, always dab dry rather than vigorously rub dry.
- Clip the back fur
Now, get the dog hair clipper and choose the type of blade that’s right for you. For most dogs, the #10 does a fantastic job. Gently press the clippers down on the fur at the base of your dog’s skull and continue until you reach his spine and then to his underbelly. Place the blade on your wrist periodically to see if it’s getting too hot.
Continue to clip down to its leg and then to under the throat, on the cheeks and on the head to the start of the eyebrows, after which you should move to the genital area and be careful while you are at it. For the pads and the ears, it’s best to use a #30 or #40 blade.
- Use scissors when necessary
Some parts of your schnauzer require careful grooming. An example of a delicate area is the fur around the tip of its tail and this is best groomed with a scissors so as not to hurt him.
To bring the grooming routine to a close, be sure to trim his nails too and check his ears for debris or wax so you can clean when necessary. Don’t forget to keep some treats handy to encourage good behavior.