Teaching your dog from a young age to stand on a table when handling is a big plus for both the owner, the dog groomer and also the vet. It is absolutely important if you have a dog that you know will be on the grooming table sooner or later whether it is a show dog or not. If you do not have a grooming table at home, you can buy a non-slip protection for bathtubs of a suitable size to place on a regular, stable table.

The ears
Must be checked regularly, by looking and smelling. If they are dirty, you can wipe gently with a cotton ball on your finger, it smells bad, contact a veterinarian for advice.
Some dog breeds have fur growing in their ears, which is VERY IMPORTANT to get rid of, I as a dog groomer of course pluck it out during grooming.

The eyes
Should also be checked regularly, especially in dogs with long fur and a lot of skin around the eyes that we know can have some problems.
If irritated, where or a noticeable tear production occurs, contact a veterinarian immediately.

Do not let them get too long as it can lead to the dog getting the wrong leg and foot position, which in return can lead to strange walking and other problems.
If the dog does not wear down its claws during walks, it is good to cut a small piece every week. Then you get a dog that gets used to handling and claw cutting is not as difficult. If you still find it difficult, call us and we will help you

The paws
Some dogs need to be groomed between pads to keep dirt away which can otherwise cause eczema, fungus and pain. Be sure to dry paws after walking on wet surfaces, if it is winter it can also be good to wash them if possible.
Road salt destroys the pads. If the dog already has fungus, which is clearly visible when the fur and skin between the pads turns red, then you can treat the clean and dry paw with Pevaryl in powder form that you can buy at the pharmacy.
The same applies here, if the problems become big and it does not help with self-care, contact a veterinarian. NOTE! Some dog breeds should have their long fur around their paws when showing, check it out before you put the scissors in the fur or leave the dog to someone else if you are going to show your dog soon!

The coat
Must be cared for at different intervals depending on quality and length. Sometimes you think you will go crazy when there are tangles in the places you brushed just a while ago. This can be due to various factors such as. that the dog changes from puppy to adult fur, the fur is dirty or very worn out. The best tip I have when it comes to fur care is to brush so often that troublesome tangles do not have time to form. The same applies here as with claw clipping, the more often you brush the dog the less it will "quarrel". If you do not have time for your long-haired dog, it is always possible to review the hairstyle and maybe make it shorter. Keep in mind that tangles can hurt the dog because they like to sit in sensitive places. For you with a dog that sheds at times, I can suggest that it is faster to get rid of the fur if you bathe the dog and comb it properly after grooming. With me, the dog is also dried afterwards, which means that a lot of fur also "blows away". If you have a rough-haired dog, it also requires some fur care. These dogs can get tangles and when they come in the period when the coat sheds, it is good to comb away what sheds easily. Remember NOT to bathe a bristle coat before stripping. If you want to bathe the dog afterwards, feel free to wait a couple of days until the skin has recovered. Some dogs can be sensitive immediately after removing the coat and have problems with itching and eczema after shampooing.