Professional pet grooming guides: learn how to give a poodle a bath.
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As you can see we now have Wendy in the bath. We’ve lightly brushed her through to make sure there aren’t any tangles in there. We have all the equipment we need. I’ve got towels available to our hands.
You can see up tight to her loosely on the slip lid. I’ve tied her so just to secure her for her own safely. You loop the lid through. You take it through and you lope it through again then pull it. This would hold a pony nothing can get away from that. It’s quite secure and on the other hand when I need to release her quickly should she be in this dress I only have to pull it likely and I quickly take the dog away.
With brush throughout just I said we got our towels available here, and we’ve got our shampoo and our conditioner already diluted as per manufacturer’s instruction. Personally I used Bellas on my dogs because I like it. It bring the coats up nice and gives a good fullness to the coat to as it shrink. It also doesn’t leave any residue in the coats either.
We have the electric quality heater. The chart temperature on this one is already set. Should you not have one of these please make sure you keep it well away from the dog and test it so that it’s the right temperature before you put her on the dog.
Another healthful hint is when you’re doing nails they prefer the temperature a little cooler, and in the while that is but you —and bit you tend to put it on a bit warmer, on dog you need it a little cooler especially arms and nails.
As you can see I’ve got a baby bath. This is just enormous straight forward baby bath which I have placed over the top of a normal bath. It’s quite easy lifted out for bigger dogs, but you just slip it on the top and set 2:00 got a hole in it and the water drains away nicely. Make sure she’s nice and wet, just up to her neck. As you can see she’s not shaking that’s because I haven’t wet her head and the ears.
When you come to do the end of hand, I always do the end of hand at this stage because it gets about the way. Get a firm grip on the dog’s tail, pull it up with the bottom of your hand pressing out the base that forces the glands out, and you can then feel the glands there.
Don’t squeeze, press upwards. Press upwards do not squeeze. Lots of people spend hours squeezing away there, and nothing happens you just make the dog uncomfortable. Rinse it off immediately and get to dry because it’s nasty, really nasty. Don’t bend over it when you’re doing it because sometimes it comes out then they’ll hit you in the eye, and you will regret it for the next week. Tip the top off and then starting at the base, we start to shampoo in between the toes make sure you do all between there.
You will not be able to clip off dirty hair as neat clear as you can clip off clean hair, so wash the tooth thoroughly it will save your clippers and your blades if you get the hair really clean and scrub it. There’s no use of doing this if you really need to scrub it. And you need to scrub every inch of it. Use your thumb to really massage that dog skin. Make sure you get behind to stop as far as clip up to leg.
First you point on the elbows make sure you scrub those and tend to get very dirt and greasy. Believe me time spent bathing and rinsing will save you time when you come to dry and trim out the dog. It’s so important to take that little bit extra time when you’re bathing the dog to make sure you’ve got it clean.
Having wash the whole of the dog, I’ll ask a little more water. If you’ve got a very dirty dog you need it to bath it twice. I find with the Bellas clearing shampoo, I always use one shampoo is usually enough. Just go over it lightly again, make sure you’ve go to —that’s really clear, right.
Now we come to do the head, rinse your hands off so you don’t have dirty hands dealing with her face. Hold her head up, brush the hair and back. And slowly wet it down. Some people like to plug this personally I never do so. I like to clean this out so wash it all down, wash her neck, wash her ears thoroughly.
Keep a grip on her head at all times, and really come down there, down the nose, wash her face. Don’t forget that to wash her face some of people sort of get a grip on that nose and they don’t wash their faces. Make sure you wash her face as well holding her lips here. Not getting here where it gets brown and stain and horrible. Make sure you give that wash as well.
And my look to you like on being rough but believe me. Its not being rough I’m just being quite firm with the bathing. If you go to the hairdresser yourself, think about would you rather have some to get hold of you, really give your head a really scrub or would you like that people, they just massage you gently. With much you’ll have some really scrub so it feels clean afterwards, and that the same when doing dog. You really need to get hold of it and scrub it really well, back away from her eyes, rinse the head first always because then should she shake, she’s only shaking clear water off her head and not shaking such sags into her eyes/
If you work up the body when we’re shampooing then we want back down when we’re rinsing. Try and keep to a method of grooming like that with clipping, drying, and bathing. If you keep just a straightforward method like that, and always work the dog will become accustom to what you’re going to do next. It’s better for the dog and it’s much easier for you. Should you be interacting while you’re doing the dog. You’ll know where you are.
Having rinsed her thoroughly and she’s really squeaky clean. We’re going to condition her. The reason I’m condition in her is because she’s gone mad in ten week and it will help me with the grooming out.
A helpful tip when you’re conditioning Poodles, don’t apply the same amount that you would on a normal breeds say like a Lhasa Apso or something. It tends to be a bit heavy most condition just the Poodle and you need fullness with the Poodle, and not a hanging silky coat and most conditioners give you a hanging silky coat, so dilute a lot more than you would to put on in the other breed. I’m going to lightly put it through, and I’m just going to quickly put it through her coat, squeeze it through her little just really little fluff her leg, so it makes easy for us to groom her.
I’m not going to saturate her because I don’t think she needs her, to coat in really good condition actually, so I’m just going to put just a little on her ears. And it’s quite enough for her. I rinse it up thoroughly.
There are conditioners on the market now that you can live in. Some of them work very well, if you want to use a live in conditioner. If you’re going to do grooming competitions, so I would advice you not to leave anything like that in the coat. If you’re going to use your dog for competing or if you’re showing, and I’ll just —and she’s ready.
If you’re heating, squeeze out some of the moisture. At this stage you should have no white sags coming out, so if you squeeze like that if something comes up in your thumb you know you’ve got to keep rinsing, and be able to feel the soap if you’ve left any in the coat at this stage. You’re not just squeezing water if you’re feeling to see if there’s anything left in the coat as well. She’s nice and clean.