Tips For Training Large Dog Breeds

I've owned large dogs for over fifteen years, and one thing I've learned is new owners of large breed dogs don't realise how much exercise and training they need to stay stimulated and healthy. I started this blog to share my personal experience of training large dog breeds, including great danes and mastiffs, and my blog posts detail tips I've gathered over the years from fellow owners and enthusiasts of large dog breeds. I also post about new dog training products I've tried and accept guest posts on any related topics. I hope you find the information on my blog interesting and useful.

To Dye For: An Owner's Guide to Doggy Hair Dye

Pets & Animals Blog

It's common practice to pamper yourself - but have you ever thought of giving your dog the same treatment?  As the dog market expands, new ways of grooming and beautifying your pooch pop up all the time, and doggy dyes are just one of those must-try trends.  Here's everything you need to know in order to give your dog a colourful mutt makeover:

Get Squeaky Clean First

Dog beauty products aren't meant to be long-lasting like human ones - so there's no need to leave your pet unwashed for the application of the dye.  In fact, it's best to start with a nice clean base so that the product can be kept for longer.  A professional mobile pet washing and grooming service can take care of this for you if you prefer; that'll leave your dog feeling relaxed and ready for the strange new application of the dye, especially if they're naturally nervous.

Only Use Pet-Specific Products

Because many dyes can be toxic, you should be sure to only use products that are specifically marketed as for pets.  If you've taken the above advice and called in a mobile pet groomer, then hold onto them!  Chances are, they'll be able to recommend a brand that they have personal experience with, so you'll know you're purchasing something that's both safe and high-quality for a reasonable price.

If You Can Afford It... Go Pro!

It's possible to dye your dog's coat yourself, and there are plenty of tutorials available online to help you try.  However, if you can afford it, why not leave it to your groomer?  It's not just the actual methodology that they're good at, either.  Their expertise in handling and keeping animals calm and still through various different treatments is invaluable.  Frankly, it far outweighs the cost of their services.  With all this experience in hand, the entire process will be much smoother and less stressful for both you and your dog - and you'll get a much better result at the end of it.

As with any home beauty procedure, dying your dog's coat is likely something that looks a lot simpler than it actually is.  It is possible to learn how to do it with practice, but excitable pets and unfamiliar products - even ones you've researched well - can throw you off.  In order to really get that look you're going for, it may be best to splash out that little extra for more expert pooch pampering.  But hey - they're not called man's best friend for nothing!  Your dog definitely deserves it.


29 May 2017