DUBLIN — Most dog owners leave grooming to professionals, but with some basic guidelines, you can do it yourself. First, you’ll need a couple of tools: a slicker brush and a metal comb. You’ll also need a grooming table; if you don’t own one, a card table will work fine for smaller breeds—just pull it up to a door and tie the dog’s leash to the doorknob. For larger breeds, you can sit on the ground with your dog and tie its leash to a doorknob.
Once you have your tools, follow these steps:
- Pick a section of your dog you’d like to start with. Pull the hair away from the skin and brush it out with your slicker brush.