Keeping your dog well-groomed is an important part of his overall good health and appearance, especially when you have a dog with a double coat. Not only does keeping him groomed help reduce the incredible amount of dog hair constantly covering everything in your house, it can help the two of you bond more closely than you already are.
However, when you have a dog with a second coat, grooming can seem like an insurmountable task that is best left to a professional groomer. Your pup's double coat is typically a combination of very short, short, and longer hairs. Knowing how to groom him properly will make the process easier and more enjoyable for both of you.
Your dog naturally sheds a large part of his coat twice each year, once in the fall and once in the spring. But since your dog no longer lives in the wild, he doesn't have the advantage of being able to aid in this process by rubbing himself in the brush and long grasses.
Living at home, the best he can hope for is rubbing himself on the carpet or furniture, which simply isn't good enough. It is your job to give your pup a good grooming at least once a week to help remove the extra hair and keep him looking his best, he is sure to appreciate it!
Not only will your pup look and feel much better when you keep him properly groomed, but you can be proud of the fact you have learned to groom your double-coated pup all by yourself. Imagine how much money you will be saving over the course of your pup's life!