Why Groom a Dog: Importance of Dog Grooming

Believe it or not, the physical state of a dog influences the way he feels and the way we look at our dogs as well. At around the month of March all of the dog grooming salons are full of dogs with dirty, rough or greasy hair, a lot of them come in limping because their nails are too long and they have teary eyes and dirty ears. Obviously a dog that comes in this way has not been well taken of all winter. Incredibly enough after a nice grooming these dogs look like different dogs and they seem to have more life in them. Their owners definitely think so too.

There are extreme cases in which lack of proper care, cleaning and grooming can directly affect the behavior of a dog. An example of this is when a dog has long nails; if the dog normally enjoyed running around and getting a lot of exercise, he won't be able to anymore and it will even affect the way he walks causing him pain and he may even become depressed. Another example of this is a dog whose hair has grown too long and is in front of his face blocking his eyes. This situation can actually affect some animals to the point where they become fearful and untrusting of people and other animals, and on some occasions even aggressive. A dog that cannot see well feels threatened and he will impulsively go on the defense. Put yourself in your dog's shoes and imagine yourself in this situation.

Dog Grooming Type Hair & Coat Lay of dog hair 2 Lay of dog hair 1 Dog Skin Lay of dog hair Dog coats Characteristics of Dog Hair Dog Coat Coat Types Semi Long Hair Why Groom Training Looking Good Dog Health Understanding Precautions when grooming 2 Precautions when grooming 1 Dog grooming training Precautions when grooming Dog groomers Dog styles Products Supplies Shampoos Dog conditioners Accessories Grooming Tools Dog care equipment Dog care Anal gland Anal glands 2 Clean Ears Ears Dogs ears Anal glands Dog Teeth Basic dog grooming 1 Basic dog grooming 2 Bathing your dog Dog wash Hair drying Knots Basic Grooming Brushing Care Electric Clippers Grooming Cutting scissors Scissors Trim Hairs More poodle styles 1 Dog haircuts Still more poodle styles 2 Still more poodle styles 4 Still more poodle styles 3 Still more poodle styles 1 More poodle styles 3 More poodle styles 4 More poodle styles 2 Poodle styles 4 Poodle styles 3 Poodle styles 2 Poodle styles 1 Poodle Grooming Poodle styles Still more poodle styles Bichon Frise Bichon Frise 1 Bichon Frise 2 Bichon Frise 3 Bichon Frise 4 Afghan Hound Afghan Hound English Spaniel English Spaniel 1 English Spaniel 2 English Spaniel 3 English Spaniel 4 Airedale Terrier Airedale Terrier 1 Airedale Terrier 2 Airedale Terrier 3 Airedale Terrier 4 West Highland Terrier Collie Collie 1 Collie 2 American Spaniel American Spaniel 1 American Spaniel 2 American Spaniel 3 American Spaniel 4 American Spaniel 5 Teckel Teckel grooming Fox Terrier Fox Terrier 1 Fox Terrier 2 Fox Terrier 3 Fox Terrier 4 Shih tzu Shih Tzu grooming Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier 1 Yorkshire Terrier 2 Yorkshire Terrier 3 Yorkshire Terrier 4 Schnauzer Schnauzer 1 Schnauzer 2 Schnauzer 3 Schnauzer 4 Scottish Terrier Scottish Terrier 1 Scottish Terrier 2 Scottish Terrier 3 Scottish Terrier 4 Setter Setter grooming