Dog grooming isn't just about brushing and bathing your dog; it’s much more than that. Grooming your dog involves checking his ears, eyes, claws and teeth (and more) and is essential for your Spaniel's health. Read on to discover the best dog grooming tips for your Cocker Spaniel.
Cocker Spaniels are made for grooming, don't you think?
It's probably those tantalizingly long ears, you just can't help but want to stroke and brush them!
The most obvious benefit of grooming your Cocker Spaniel regularly is that it helps to keep his coat clean, shining and manageable - from the tip of his nose to the tips of his toes, or should that be paws?
But grooming isn't just about keeping your pet looking good; it's also essential for your Spaniel's health because it gives you the ideal opportunity to look for fleas and ticks, grazes, sores, grass seeds, matting, cuts, and lumps.
Unfortunately not all dogs enjoy being groomed so it will be far easier if you begin grooming your Spaniel when he's a puppy to help him get used to it.
Grooming puppies early is so important.
Do it now. Get him used to each grooming activity before he gets any older and it will make it much easier when he's older; it will be a walk in the park - with no surprises!
Apart from health and the obvious visual benefits to your dog grooming has a few additional benefits for owners too. It helps us to relax and unwind and can also strengthen the bond between us and our pets.
Another benefit is that it quietly helps us to reinforce our position as the alpha male or female!
(Dogs don't normally allow other members of the pack, lower in rank to them, to groom them.)
Your pet's grooming session will be made up of many activities and, depending on which dog groomer you use (if you use one) you'll discover that there are a few different grooming styles for Cocker Spaniels too.
Read on to discover lots of helpful dog grooming tips and all you need to know about grooming Cocker Spaniels.
Grooming Cocker Spaniels can be hard work and fairly time-consuming, especially if yours enjoys a daily romp around the fields.
Their coats seem to be a magnet for burrs, seeds, bits of twig - in fact, anything that's not attached! - so they need to be brushed regularly if they're to stay looking beautiful.
Okay, so it might be a little time-consuming, but apart from making your Cocker Spaniel look great, grooming will also help to keep his skin, nails, ears and eyes in excellent health too.
Now, I think that's definitely well worth the effort involved - don't you?
Take a look at this Cocker Spaniel being groomed to give you a flavor of what you're in for. Unfortunately, not all Cockers are as patient as Arrow and the groomer makes it look so easy!
I hope you enjoy it.