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Here’s What NOT To Do When Grooming Your Cavapoo

Here’s What NOT To Do When Grooming Your Cavapoo

Grooming your Cavapoo can be a stressful experience- for both your and your dog. It’s hard enough when you’re doing everything right. But if you make mistakes, you can cause your Cavapoo some serious pain.

If you don’t groom your Cavapoo right, you’ll make the process even harder. Your dog may get anxious, and try to runaway every time you groom them.

Here are some common mistakes that dog owners make when grooming their Cavapoo, and how you can avoid them with your puppy.

Not Training Your Dog

Many dog owners assume that they can just groom their dog without any training. But it takes time and effort to teach your do how to be comfortable with the grooming process. If you don’t take the time to train them, they may never be comfortable with grooming.

Even the sweetest Cavapoo may not like it when you touch their face and paws. You’ll have to slowly train them to adjust to being touched. It may also take some time for them to get used to the grooming equipment you use.

When you are training your dog, make sure you do everything possible to make them comfortable. Start with short grooming sessions, and reward them with plenty of treats. As they begin to adjust, you can increase the amount of time you spend grooming them. Eventually, your Cavapoo will be able to tolerate grooming.

And when you trim your dog’s nails, make sure that you take extra caution. This is often the most difficult part of the grooming process for dogs, and one mistake on your part can cause your Cavapoo a lot of pain. Take breaks in between the paws, and make sure that you don’t cut off too much of each nail.

Not Grooming Consistently

When you are grooming your Cavapoo, consistency is key. If you don’t groom your Cavapoo regularly, they may not get used to the process. And not grooming frequently can make the process even harder when you do decide to groom your Cavapoo.

Try to stick to a regular grooming schedule that allows your dog to adjust to the process.

Rushing Through Grooming

Grooming isn’t always fun, but it’s an essential to keeping your Cavapoo healthy. Some dog owners try to rush through the process to minimize the stress on their Cavapoo. Although this may seem reasonable, it will actually make things harder for both you and your dog.

If you rush your Cavapoo’s grooming, you’ll end up having to groom them again soon after. This will put even more stress on your dog, and make them less likely to behave. Take your time and be thorough.

And rushing the grooming process makes you much more likely to make mistakes. If you accidentally hurt your dog as you groom them, they may start to get anxious whenever you try again. Make the process easier for both you and your Cavapoo by not rushing any part of grooming.

Not Brushing Before Your Cavapoo Gets Wet

You can always know when your Cavapoo’s fur is going to get wet. But if you know that your dog will be swimming or running in the rain, try to brush their fur beforehand. This can help prevents mats and tangles in your Cavapoo’s fur. This will make it much easier for you when you are brushing their fur later.

Not Brushing After Your Cavapoo Gets Wet

You should also make sure that you brush your Cavapoo’s fur after they get wet. If you give your Cavapoo a bath, there will be loads of fur that they shed from their coat. But if you don’t brush, much of this fur will get caught in tangles. Make sure that you give your Cavapoo a thorough brushing as soon as they get out of the bath to prevent tangles and mats.

Improperly Trimming Nails

Nail trimming is one of the hardest parts of the grooming process for your Cavapoo. Many dogs don’t like when people touch their paws, and they will yelp or cry when you trim a nail. Because of this, many dog owners will try to rush the process and ease their Cavapoo’s pain.

But rushing will actually make things much worse. When you are trimming your Cavapoo’s nails, always take your time and do a good job. Don’t cut too deep, as you may cut into the quick, which can cause severe pain and bleeding.

Trimming should be done with many small cuts. This will help prevent bleeding, and it also maintains the shape of your Cavapoo’s nails.

And make sure that you use a trimmer that is appropriate for your dog’s size. Many dog owners will try to use their own nail clippers on their Cavapoo. This may be convenient, but it’s a bad idea. Get a pair of trimmers that’s made specifically for the size of your Cavapoo’s nails.

If you are having issues with trimming, don’t be afraid to reach out to a professional groomer. This may be a bit more expensive, but they will be able to trim your Cavapoo’s nails with less risk of pain and bleeding.

Shaving Off Too Much Fur

When you give your dog a trim, make sure that you don’t shave off too much furt. This can cause razor burn, which can be quite irritating and painful. The razor burn may even become infected if left untreated.

If you are using a razor, make sure that the blades are sharp, as this reduces the chance of it catching on skin. This will also help you give your Cavapoo a better, more even shave.

Only Brushing After Your Cavapoo Has Tangles

Brushing is often used as a way of getting rid of mats and tangles. But you should also use brushing as a way to prevent them. Regular brushing will keep knots from forming in your Cavapoo’s fur, and make it much easier to give your dog a shave if they need one.

Try to brush your Cavapoo’s fur at least once a week. This will help keep their coat in great shape, and prevent tough tangles from ever forming.

Using A Comb Incorrectly

Combs can be a useful tool for grooming your Cavapoo. But you need to make sure that you use them correctly. Many dog owners use combs with long, sharp teeth to bust thick knots in their Cavapoo’s fur. But they apply too much pressure, hurting their dog’s skin.

Only use a heavy comb in the case of serious mats or tangles. And don’t push down too hard, as you may irritate your dog’s skin, and possibly even cause bleeds.

Not Protecting Their Eyes During Shampooing

Shampooing isn’t always a pleasant experience for Cavapoos. Don’t make an already stressful process worse by getting shampoo in your Cavapoo’s eyes.

Use less shampoo around their head, and try to rinse thoroughly. You can also cover their eyes to protect them from the shampoo. Also look for gentler shampoos that won’t burn as much if they come in contact with your dog’s eyes.

Bathing Your Dog In A Shower With Glass Doors

When giving your dog a bath, you need to be careful. If you give them a bath in a shower with glass doors, they may try to run away and crash into the door. This can lead to broken glass and serious injuries for your dog.

Try to bathe your dog in an area where you can restrain them and keep them from running away. And try to gently shower them in water, rather than submerging them. Check the temperature, and make sure that it’s not too hot or cold.

Letting Your Dog Run Around Outside After Grooming

Grooming puts a lot of stress on your Cavapoo, so you may be tempted to let them blow off some steam by running outside. But dogs tend to roll around after grooming, undoing most of your hard work.

Try to keep your dog inside after you groom them and let them expend some energy. Once they’ve calmed down a bit, you can let them go outside. Just keep an eye on them and make sure they stay out of the dirt.

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