Daily Grooming Routine On A Pomeranian | Home Grooming Tips
Wouldn't you love to see your Pomeranian looking their absolute best all the time?
Well, here's a little secret from an experienced professional dog groomer, Sacha Bertagnon - The key is to maintain your dog's coats at home in between grooming appointments.
In this video, we're going to unveil our daily routine for grooming a Pomeranian. The best part? It'll only take you about 5 to 10 minutes each day to brush your Pom properly. By committing to this routine, you'll achieve several benefits. Not only will you minimise shedding and promote strong, healthy hair growth, but you'll also create a special daily bonding activity with your beloved Pom.
Remember, the earlier you start this routine, the better the results will be. Always keep in mind that success in grooming is a byproduct of consistent effort. Read on below for a transcript of the above video.
Hello, everyone! I'm here with you today, and I'm going to demonstrate our usual daily grooming routine, which you can easily follow at home, whether it's a daily or bi-daily affair. So, let's get started with what we need. First, we require a slicker brush, a coat management spray, cotton pads, and an eye cleaner. If you don't have eye cleaner, no worries; you can do without it.
Now, let's begin. First, shake the bottle of the coat management spray to ensure an even application. Begin brushing your dog with the slicker brush, starting from the back. As I've mentioned in most of my videos, take your time and be gentle. The goal here isn't to yank out hair but to delicately remove loose hair. This will give your dog's coat a smooth, polished look. Brush slowly and methodically, going over the same areas multiple times.
Move from the back towards the tail and lift the hair up as you go. This helps you see what's happening beneath the brush and allows you to work layer by layer. Ideally, you want to see the skin; if you can't, there may be mats or tangles. Brushing daily can help prevent this.
Now, let's tackle the belly. Some dogs don't enjoy being on their backs, but if that's the case, you can gently turn them on their sides to reach these areas. Don't forget to brush between the legs and under the armpits.
Moving on to the front part, hold the hair up as you brush, especially around the ears. This area is prone to mats, so take your time and do it gradually. Also, pay attention to the ears themselves; they can accumulate debris. If you notice curly hair around the ears, it's often due to ear secretions, so make sure to shampoo around the ears when you bathe your dog at home.
After brushing, use a comb to go through your dog's coat once more. If your dog is lying down, gently hold the hair up to see the skin and ensure you're creating neat lines with the comb.
Remember, grooming and brushing should be an enjoyable experience for both you and your dog. If your dog seems uninterested or tired on some days, it's okay to let them rest. Finding the right balance is crucial.
Now, let's move on to cleaning the eyes. Open the eye cleaner, apply a small amount to a cotton pad, and gently clean around the eyes. Be cautious not to apply too much pressure, but do ensure you clean the area thoroughly. Sometimes, you may need to use a comb to remove debris from around the eyes.
Many dogs can develop ear infections, so it's essential to check their ears regularly. For Pomeranians, you're primarily looking for cleanliness; there shouldn't be a foul odor or excessive dirt. If you do notice any issues, consult your vet.
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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs about Pomeranian Grooming:
1. How long does the daily grooming routine for a Pomeranian take?
- Answer: Our grooming routine typically takes just 5 to 10 minutes each day, ensuring a well-maintained coat and a stronger bond with your Pomeranian.
2. Do I need to use an eye cleaner for grooming my Pomeranian?
- Answer: While it's not mandatory, using a gentle eye cleaner can help maintain your Pomeranian's eye hygiene effectively.
3. Can I groom my Pomeranian at home without professional help?
- Answer: Absolutely! You can easily follow our daily grooming routine at home, which is designed for both daily and bi-daily maintenance.
4. Why is it important to brush a Pomeranian's coat daily?
- Answer: Daily brushing minimises shedding, promotes strong and healthy hair growth, and helps prevent mats and tangles in your Pomeranian's coat. Read our article on how to promote healthy hair growth for Pomeranians.
5. When should I start the grooming routine for my Pomeranian?
- Answer: It's best to start the routine as early as possible to enjoy the maximum benefits. Remember, consistency is key to successful grooming. If you don't have the time to groom your Pomeranian and are based in London, visit us at our Fulham & Belgravia boutiques to get your dog groomed, or to let them spend the day in dog day care or with our dog walker.