How to Groom Your Dog

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Nadia Lee, professional pet groomer, explains the tools and materials needed to get started grooming your dog.

    Nadia Lee

    Affectionate Pet Care Inc. is a full service pet care facility in Fairfax, Virginia. Amy Lewett, facility owner, and her professional staff of 40 animal lovers provide services such as Dog Daycare, Cage-Free Boarding, Grooming, Dog Training, and In-home Pet Sitting and Dog Walking. APC has been in business for about eight years. Amy, an avid animal lover naturally build her life around them with experience in Veterinary Clinic work and study, grooming training, dog breeding in her home, pet rescue, dog training, behavior and education, nutrition study, and all types of animal care throughout the years. Her Grooming Spa was opened in 2003. Her head Groomer Stephanie Mintz has 10 years of experience. Nadia Lee has been grooming dogs for about three years. She earned her certification in dog grooming prior and has been providing custom hair cuts to her client’s pets and making them clean and beautiful at Affectionate Pet Care Center’s Grooming Spa with happy repeat customers. Her knowledge and talent is shown in her presentation with her own dog Scooter a three year old Bichon Frise. In this video she educates dog owners on the basics of dog grooming. You will learn how to safely clip your dog’s nails, clean your dog’s ears, thoroughly brush your dog and what tools to use for different types of hair. She will also explain how to thoroughly bathe your dog and techniques for drying your dog. She will share safety tips and how to finish the grooming for maximum results.

    Nadia Lee(ph): Hi! My name is Nadia Lee and I am professional pet groomer and I have been grooming for three years and I currently work at Affectionate Pet Care located in Fairfax, Virginia. We offer various services such as day care, boarding, Pet sitting, and of course grooming.

    Today, I am going to teach you how to do basic grooming, you can do at home, but before we get started I need to briefly go over some of the items, you will need to get started. Over here, we have your everyday items; you probably have in your cabinet or your drawer somewhere. We have some towels so you could dry your dog after the bath. We have a blow dryer, which most of you guys being a lady have at home, and then we have some cotton and some Q-tip to clean the ears, and over on this side you may need to go to your local pet supplier store to get these items. We have ear cleaning solution, we have a comb and slicker brush and these two are very important for grooming, especially when it comes to brushing. And then we have your ear powder for those dogs who has hairs inside their ear canals such as Bichon, Schnauzer, and we have nail clippers to clip the nails, and then we have septic powder just in case the nail bleeds by cutting it too close and of course we have toothbrush and dog toothpaste.

    Okay, so now that we have covered these items, I think we are ready to get started on nail clipping