3 Spring Grooming Tips for a Happy Dog


Dog getting groomedHealthy fur makes for a happy dog. But when your dog grows a thick coat in the winter, keeping it groomed and tangle-free isn’t always easy. That’s why spring is an important time to give your dog a good grooming.

Follow these three grooming tips to prepare your dog for spring:

1. Brush your dog regularly.

Whether your dog is short-haired or long-haired, repeated brushing removes loose hair from their winter coat and keeps it healthy and shiny. Choose brushes or combs that are gentle on your dog’s fur and skin, and see a professional groomer if you run into any tangles that are too tough to handle.

2. Bath time!

After a thorough brushing, give your dog a bath to help loosen any winter coat that remains. Use conditioner if your dog’s fur is especially dry or difficult to run your fingers through. Make sure you rinse well to prevent skin irritation from leftover shampoo or conditioner.

3. Final brushing and trimming.

Another gentle brush will help remove any fur that was loosened during your dog’s bath. After the final brushing, clean their ears, trim their nails and check their paw pads for dry spots that need moisturizing or fur that might also need to be trimmed.

After a good brushing, a bath and some trimming up, your dog will feel refreshed and ready for spring. And with less loose fur to pick up during spring cleaning, so will you! Keeping your dog groomed year-round is an important way to ensure your dog will be happy, healthy and completely comfortable in any season.

Check out our new favorite dog grooming tool, the BendiBrush.

Today’s blog was written by guest writer, LaRissa Nelson. Thanks for getting into the spring spirit with us, LaRissa! 

Have tips you’d like to add? Share them in the comments below. 


About Shelby Cochran

Shelby Cochran is Director of Operations at dogIDs, where she helps the team move the company forward and also gets to work closely with the marketing and catalog departments. Shelby has a fiery little mutt named Simon as well as an odd cat, Gengar. When she’s not enjoying working with the team at dogIDs, she performs in community theatre productions.

  1. Hey Shelby, this is a very informative blog. I completely agree with your thought that “Healthy fur makes for a happy dog”. And such healthy fur a dog can get from proper grooming and that also on after regular span of time.

    However, the way you have explained these tips , it will the people to groom your at home. These are amazing tips to keep your dog healthy in summer !!!!

  2. Hi Shelby, First I would like to thank you for a such informative article. I found some new tips from here and your explanations are easy to understand as well. Thanks again

  3. It is good to know that brushing your dog can remove loose hair from the dog’s winter coat. This would be beneficial in keeping your dog’s coat silky and healthy. I have also heard that brushing a dog’s hair can help to remove dirt which would keep your dog feeling cleaner for longer.

  4. I have been considering getting a puppy lately. So, it is good for me to know that I should brush that puppies fur after giving him a bath. It does seem like a good thing for me to know about if I become a new pet owner. After all, I would want to keep his coat healthy and good looking.

  5. Thanks for your comment about how you should brush your dogs hear so it remains shiny. I like how you said that the combs should be gentle. I love my dog, and I don’t have the time to groom him as much as I would like to, so I am considering a dog groomer.

  6. I like your tip that we should keep on brushing our hair’s dog whether they’re short-haired or long-haired. If I owned a dog, I’d like it to be long-haired, personally, and I’d make sure to maintain it from getting any tangles by following your tip. Thanks for sharing!


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