If ever there was a challenge when it comes to grooming a dog, it has to be those with a thick undercoat or, as they are often called, a double coated dog. There are those who wonder why you don't simply shave these types of dogs and be done with it.
However, most vets do not recommend shaving these dogs unless it is absolutely necessary. This being said, there is no reason you shouldn’t groom your dog's coat on a regular basis. Unless you want to spend a fortune at your local groomer's, why not learn how to groom your pup yourself?
Your pup's double coat is designed to protect him in the winter and in the summer. Many dogs with a thick undercoat shed or "blow" their coats twice each year. But even so, especially in the summer months, your pup is sure to appreciate having his hair groomed and trimmed when the weather gets hot.
Not only will you be much happier when you can be proud of the way your pup looks fully groomed, he will feel much better as well. On top of this, you can be proud of the money you are saving by learning how to groom your dog and helping him to look his best at all times.
I have never gotten her groomed before and I would like to know what would be a good recommendation for her. Like should I completely shave her or get her hair trimmed? Or what kind would be best for her?
Hello and thank you for the question. I would have Mamas trimmed only - not shaved. She has a beautiful coat. You can most likely maintain it very well at home with weekly brushing (or a few times a week) as recommended by the groomer. Remember, the groomer can trim her nails as well - an important part of keeping Mamas well and comfortable. Good luck and enjoy your dog!
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