How often does a greyhound need to be groomed?
Curtis recommends using a greyhound comb. The frequency of haircuts depends on how long you want to keep their coat, but Booker suggests every 4 to 8 weeks for these breeds.
Lukewarm water is just right for bath time, so for the sake of your dog, you should double-check the temperature of the water before letting your pup get wet. So how do you know it’s the right temperature? Spray the nozzle on the inside of your forearm first, just like you would if you were giving a baby a bath. That area of skin is more sensitive to temperature than your hands.
The easiest place to make a mistake here is when you’re washing your dog’s face. Instead of running water over your pet’s head, try using a wet washcloth. Some people will even go as far as putting cotton balls in their pet’s ears to protect them, although many pets will not stand for that! Dip the cloth in soapy water, carefully wash your dog’s head and face, and then dip a clean washcloth into clear water and use that to rinse. Just make sure all the soap is out of those areas.
Patience is the key to maintaining a regular grooming routine at home. Try to pick a time of day when your dog is most likely to be active, but not specifically engaged in other activities like eating or going potty. This will help make sure you are causing as little disruption to their routine as possible.
Wash the outside of his ears with a tiny bit of shampoo on your fingers, a washcloth or a cotton ball. Rinse with a washcloth moistened with clear water, do not spray water near ears or eyes. Pay extra attention to your pet’s paw pads, too, as these areas can sweat and trap odor (“Frito feet”).
Whether you are bathing or drying, you should NEVER yell at or punish your hound during bath-time. Instead, use positive reinforcement to praise your dog when they are cooperating during bath-time. Keep treats handy to let them know when their behavior is acceptable, or to simply distract them. Avoiding your own negative reactions to the experience will increase the likelihood that your pet remembers a positive experience in the bathtub. Work on developing good habits, including regular brushing, so that the dog is conditioned to enjoy this bonding time.
Grooming rates Full grooming (for dogs that need a haircut) Includes: Bath & fluff, full haircut based on your specifications, nail clipping, ear cleaning/plucking, sanitary clip, trimming hair between paw pads
De-matting and difficult dog fees always apply!