How To Deshed A Short Haired Dog

We all know that some dogs need more grooming than others, but what about brushing short-haired dogs? If you’re the owner of a short-haired dog like a Chihuahua, Labrador Retriever, or a smooth-haired Dachshund, you might be wondering whether you need to brush them regularly and what sort of dog brush is best for your short-haired companion.

From knowing how to de-shed your dogs coat to a step-by-step guide on how best to brush them, this article will help keep your poochs hair in tip-top condition every time.

Your best shedding defense is a good offense: develop a an awesome grooming routine.

Our four step systems help make the most of every single grooming session and it helped me reduce my vacuuming schedule from everyday to a couple times a week. Jackpot!

Keep Dog Nails Trimmed Short

While your dog is standing, take a look at his paws from the side. Nails should be touching the ground, which means you don’t hear tick-tick when he walks on hard surfaces. Long dog nails are painful, and will cause arthritis, so trim your dog’s nails weekly. Check out this article on trimming overgrown dog nails if your dog’s nails are way too long.

You guys, get a great deshedding tool.

Spend whatever they want for it at the store. Your right arm? Your first born child? Whatever. Totally worth it. These things are so pricey that you’ll be like “I could buy myself like 25 brushes with this money”, but don’t be tempted to cheap out. A great tool can make all the difference and it can prove it’s worth within a month.

Anyone out there have a deshedding tool they love? Leave a comment telling us what tool rocks your world.

Now, I bet you’re thinking, excellent! I’ve groomed my dog and we’re done.

Ok folks, here it is, the secret sauce to all your grooming woes: Get your dog wet to the skin. You can give them a bath or use a spray bottle to douse them. I’m not fussy. The key is to get them wet and rub it in, so their fur is thoroughly soaked. As an added bonus, I like to do this with a fantastic smelling dog shampoo. There is something about a wet dog that makes them projectile shed fur. It comes out by the handful, all over the place. When a short haired dog is wet, you just have to look at them and all their gross, wet loose fur just starts falling out all over the place. This is exactly what you want.


How do I stop my short-haired dog from shedding?

Follow These 8 Steps To Minimize Shedding In Your Dog
  1. Brush frequently. The more often you brush your dog, the more hair you will remove to avoid excess shedding. …
  2. Bathe often. …
  3. Blow dry. …
  4. Brush after drying. …
  5. Consider clipping. …
  6. Give supplements. …
  7. Don’t skimp on food. …
  8. See a vet.

How often should you Deshed a short-haired dog?

You can plan your dog’s grooming sessions up to four times per year to remove the dead undercoat before it’s all over the floor.

Why do short-haired dogs shed so much?

The groomer’s typical process to deshed a dog will include a shampoo and conditioner high in water-soluble polymers (like silicone) followed by a high-velocity blowout session.