When your dog's coat starts to get a little on the shaggy side, you have to decide whether you are going to take on the challenge of grooming them yourself or if you are going to take her to a professional groomer. While it might take you a while to master the skills, as long as the two of you are working together it can be fun for both of you. The good news, it won't take you long. The bad news, well... there really isn't any. Just remember to be consistent and patient. Oh, and make sure you have plenty of treats.
You pup does the best she can using her tongue, claws, and teeth to keep herself clean. In her mind, she's doing a great job. But, we all know that this isn't all there is to cleaning her and keeping her coat, teeth, and nails properly groomed.
In reality, grooming a moderate maintenance dog is not that much different or any harder than most other types of dog. As long as you give her a weekly dry grooming and a regular bath, the process should go smoothly. Be sure to check with your vet to see how often your dog's breed should be bathed and adjust your schedule to suit. Also, remember to brush your dog's teeth on a daily basis for optimum dental health.