At first, you may find it to be a novelty to groom your dog. That will be if it is something that your dog enjoys. However, keep in mind that this is an ongoing task and a responsibility that you will have to keep up with.
The type of equipment you will need will depend on your breed of dog. If you have a short haired dog you may need less equipment compared to what is needed for the long-haired breeds. In any event, you will need…
- A soft haired brush
- A comb
- Nail clippers
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
Some of these items you may not need if you are going to use your vet for some of the grooming needs. For example, you may not feel comfortable trimming their nails. In this case, you won’t need the clippers.
You may not relish the idea of brushing your dog’s teeth but you will probably find this is necessary in order to keep their oral health in good condition. You can ask your vet to show you the best way to do this.
Bathing on occasion will be necessary, so make sure you have the proper setup.