As a dog owner, I’m sure you would like your German Shepherd to look its best. To achieve that goal, you will either have to learn some German Shepherd grooming techniques or take your dog to the doggy parlor quite regularly.
We all know it can get quite expensive to go to the doggy parlor, so we’ve put together a list with the top 5 German Shepherd grooming tips so you can keep your dog looking fabulous!
5 Simple German Shepherd Grooming Tips
Grooming is about so much more than just having a dog that looks great. It will improve your bond with your dog and prevent some nasty skin diseases. Let’s take a look at these top tips for a healthy, very happy German Shepherd.
1. German Shepherd Grooming Means Regular Brushing
Brushing your German Shepherd is very important if you want to minimize shedding. These dogs have a bubble coat that needs brushing at least once a week to keep it from matting and causing skin problems.
2. Bath Time
Bath time is one of a German Shepherd’s favorite activities if you trained them well as a puppy. Most German Shepherds love water but don’t bathe them too often. Once a month is usually enough unless your dog rolled in something stinky.
3. Check The Nails
You should check your German Shepherd’s nails at least once a month for wear. Dogs that only have access to lawns and carpeted floors won’t wear down their nails which means you will have to cut them. If the nails are too long, they will cause your dog pain.
4. Dental Care
If you love doggy kisses then dental care is very important. Brushing your dog’s teeth 2-3 times per week can prevent decay, gum disease, and most of all bad breath. It is very important to use only dog-safe toothpaste to achieve this goal. Alternatively, you can give your dog a dental chew.
5. Eyes And Ears
A German Shepherd isn’t as prone to ear and eye infections as dogs with floppy ears are, but you still need to check. Wax buildup inside the ears could cause infections that will cause severe pain if not caught in time.
Watch this video for some grooming tips…
I’m Rita and I’m crazy about animals. I’ve been lucky enough to have had all sorts of pets throughout my life. This, along with my years of experience working as a professional dog trainer, has given me the opportunity to learn a lot about their care and behavior. I have several animal-related qualifications including dog training, equine science, and nature guiding. I live in sunny South Africa, where you can find me out walking my dog or caring for my rabbits when I’m not working.