Even if you leave most of the grooming work to professionals, as a pet owner, you’re likely to do some brushing or trim the occasional wayward nail. Understanding the range of dog grooming tools available and what they’re used for is essential. Brushes are a grooming essential, but not all are created equally. Some are better for long-haired breeds, and others for short-haired breeds.
It’s also crucial to have a good pair of trimmers for any necessary hair clipping, combs for teasing out pesky knots in longer-haired breeds, and safe, reliable nail clippers. Many pet parents find dental care daunting, but regularly brushing your dog’s teeth can prevent many dental issues. Finger brushes can be good for starting this habit, while more comprehensive dog toothbrush sets are out there for fully-fledged brushers.
Finally, shampooing is a crucial part of grooming, and numerous dog shampoos are available for every type of skin or coat.