Human beings, men, women and even young children, have the ability to groom themselves well. The lads have their hair trimmed on a regular basis. They have their nails clipped while the ladies tend to have them done. While there are some unfortunate exceptions, most folks do remember to brush their teeth on a regular basis. But ask Fido to do this and all he can do is look at you with those eyes. His next door feline nemesis is to be admired, because try and find another creature in the animal kingdom that is able to take better care of its grooming needs than the cat. But poor Fido. What can he do? After all, he is only a dog.
Give the poor fellow a break. After all, consider all those other valiant things he will be doing for you at any time of the day or night. He’ll give himself a lick or scratch every now and then, but that’s as far as it will go. Help the fellow, and do help him with his grooming needs. Now, while some little ones may shun bath times, you will be very surprised. Dogs actually love to be groomed. Just watch how he licks you back in return. It is about the best he can do in sending a thank you note or happy looking emoji. But one of the trickier but necessary grooming exercises is that of clipping the dog’s nails.
Fortunately that can be done well enough, just as long as you have a fine pair of dog nail clippers good enough to make any specialist canine vet nod his head in approval. The vet will tell you that this really is a necessary exercise. Not doing so over the long term can have damaging consequences on the dog’s health. While the work can be tricky and hard when you’re doing this for the first time, fortunately it will not have to be done on a vigorously regular basis. See, not so bad. Come on folks, you can do this.