Having the right tools and products on-hand for grooming your dog at home comes with so many advantages. Not only can you save money and time that you might have spent on more trips to the groomer’s, but with a little research, you can also learn to get your dog’s coat looking exactly the way you want it, every time.
What are the basic steps to grooming your dog and what dog grooming products should you have in your cupboards? Here are top tips and the best Plush Puppy products to get the job done like a pro!
Start by cleaning your dog’s face
To get started, we recommend using Plush Puppy Lets Face It. This is a hypoallergenic sulfate free low foaming shampoo designed just for faces. Its no tear formula features the highest quality Blue Cypress Extracts, Panthenol with Pro-Vitamin B and SugaNate. These special ingredients clean, soothe, add moisture, aid healing and have anti-inflammatory benefits. A small golf ball sized amounts directly to the face and eye area allows you to thoroughly clean without causing irritation. It can also be used in and around the ears with the same benefits. Its low foaming design allows ease of rinsing, yet complete cleaning.
It is a good idea to use Lets Face it first, then shampoo the rest of the dog’s coat while leaving the Lets Face It on to protect the facial area. Rinse the face after the rest of the coat has been rinsed.
Now, wash your dog’s coat
It’s time to suds up! Plush Puppy has a wide assortment of specially formulated high-quality dog shampoos that cater to the unique needs of each breed. These are a staple of dog grooming basics.
From Sensitive Skin Shampoo for those that suffer skin issues to our Herbal Whitening Shampoo with Ginseng that reduces staining in white coats and intensifies darker coloured coats, to the ever-popular Natural All Purpose Shampoo for a brilliant shine! Our dog shampoos offer top-of-the-line cleaning while avoiding any harsh chemicals that can irritate your dog’s skin. They are bursting with naturally derived extracts and all are outcome orientated.
Blow-dry their coat
The final step in grooming your dog at home involves giving them a fresh blow-dry. Plush Puppy FAST dramatically reduces drying time, adds moisture and conditions while protecting the coat. It contains Australian Native Flame Tree extracts that hydrate a dry or old coat making it look perfect. It also protects the coat from damage from sun and heat. A light spray to a wet or damp coat, then brush through before drying.
Next, brush your dog’s coat
Next, it’s time to brush the coat. For a gleaming coat that truly shines, your dog should be brushed regularly and how often you really need to do so depends on the breed of dog you own. Some dogs require more regular brushing than others to make sure their coat doesn’t mat, that dirt doesn’t build-up, and that their natural oils are spread well throughout. Plush Puppy has a full assortment of high-quality dog brushes and combs made to suit any type of dog hair.
Not sure which type you need? Check out our Grooming Advice page for comprehensive tips on the best at-home dog grooming products to use.
Plush Puppy offers superior quality when it comes to online dog grooming products and dog grooming basics, that truly work and are gentle on your dog. It’s recommended that you start grooming your dog as early as 12 weeks old so they can start getting used to the process and feel comfortable with the tools and products you use. Shop online now and start grooming for a glossy, healthy coat you’ll be proud of!