how long does dog grooming take?
grooming dogs is a process that may take as little as 10 minutes or as long as two hours. The size, breed, and matting of your dog will all dictate how much time it takes to groom them. First, you need to figure out if your dog's coat needs the extra attention. There are three categories of coats: short fur (less than 2 inches), medium fur (2-6 inches), and long fur (>6 inches). You'll also want to look out for mats on their skin or hair that may need professional care.
Next up, you'll want to take a look at your pet's nails since they can be sharp and dangerous when left too long. You should be able to see their nails from the tip of their little fingers to the base of their toes. If you can't see them or if they have dirt and debris under them, use a pumice stone or file to remove this. If your pet does bite their nails, you need to trim them down below the level of their pads with nail clippers.
You'll also want to look out for fleas as well as other diseases that can be passed on during grooming such as ringworm. Getting rid of these parasites is important. You might even want to get either an anti-flea shampoo if you're using a shampoo bar or one that's powder like Seresto for dogs that are sensitive.