Your Dachshund's long spine is very delicate. Always support their spine when holding and maneuvering this breed. Keeping a Dachshund's nails short is crucial since overgrowth can cause them to develop an unusual posture, which can put extra strain on their long, fragile spine.
Typically this breed doesn't need more than 2 or 3 baths a month since they have very little body odor (thank goodness). Bathing too often can strip the coat of its natural oils and dry the skin underneath. Brush your long-haired Dachshund every day to distribute the oils in their fur, decrease shedding, and prevent mats.
A grooming table makes grooming short-statured dogs like Doxies easier and lessens the strain on the groomers back. Although somewhat pricey, a good grooming table will last a lifetime.
Selecting the correct brushes is crucial when dealing with a fine-haired dog like the long-haired Doxie. You may need a few different types, but the main two are a good slicker brush and a pin bristle brush. Using the wrong brushes can be painful and damage the hair.
Grooming a stressed dog is nerve-wracking for everyone. Creating positive associations with the grooming experience will result in a calmer and more cooperative dog and make your job easier. Tasty treats, lots of pets, and some patience will help your dog learn to enjoy their spa days.