Petsrkidstoo Animal Grooming



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Las Vegas Nevada



702 395 8663


Las Vegas Nevada

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Petsrkidstoo Animal Grooming

A Complete Guide To How To Groom A Poodle

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About Poodle

Whether Standard, Miniature, or Toy, and either black, white, or apricot, the Poodle stands proudly among dogdom¿s true aristocrats. Beneath the curly, low-allergen coat is an elegant athlete and companion for all reasons and seasons.

Poodles come in three size varieties: Standards should be more than 15 inches tall at the shoulder; Miniatures are 15 inches or under; Toys stand no more than 10 inches. All three varieties have the same build and proportions. At dog shows, Poodles are usually seen in the elaborate Continental clip. Most pet owners prefer the simpler Sporting clip, in which the coat is shorn to follow the outline of the squarely built, smoothly muscled body. Forget any preconceived notions about Poodles you may have: Poodles are eager, athletic, and wickedly smart dogs of remarkable versatility. The Standard, with his greater size and strength, is the best all-around athlete of the family, but all Poodles can be trained with great success.

Grooming a Standard Poodle

First things first: When you bring your Poodle puppy home for the first time, it’s important to get into good grooming habits right away, starting with brushing to prevent your dog’s hair from matting.

Wolaniuk recommends using a slicker-brush—one with a square or rectangular shape with short, stiff wire bristles—and brushing all the way down to your puppy’s skin. But be careful not to scratch or scrape the skin, she adds.

Pro tip: Groom your puppy up on a table or other elevated surface for more control, says Wolaniuk.

As for baths, you can offer these as little or often as you like (or as frequently as your Poodle gets into something dirty or smelly). Aim for an average washing of every four to eight weeks, depending on how frequently you brush your dog’s hair.

“Since the Poodle has continually growing hair (like our own) and not fur, you can use any of the shampoos formulated for humans such as Pantene or Suave,” says Wolaniuk. “A wide variety of cleansing dog shampoos, whether it be whiteners, bodifiers, or clarifiers are highly recommended.”

Don’t let the haircut fool you. The Poodle’s continental clip has a purpose — to protect the breed’s important joints from cold and water while they splash into swamps to hunt waterfowl.

Trims can be given as often as baths, about every four to eight weeks, depending on how long you’d like your Poodle’s hair to grow.

If you’d like to trim your Poodle’s hair at home, Wolaniuk recommends Andis or Oster clippers, which offer easy snap-on blades. She uses size 15 or 30 blades for trimming the face, feet, and tail base, with the higher the number of the blade corresponding to shorter cuts. She recommends using a 4 to 7 blade for clipping your Poodle’s body short, depending on your length preference.

Giving a cut at home requires patience and discipline, and Wolaniuk advises taking your time and playing around with styles you prefer. “Remember hair always grows so any mistakes you make will be corrected with time as it grows in.”

Grooming and bath time is a great opportunity to examine your Poodle for any changes that may need attention, such as cuts or growths, parasites (such as fleas or ticks), or anything else that may be worth discussing with your vet.

Grooming Show Poodles vs. Pets

“The same grooming techniques are required for the Poodle whether they are your constant companion, your competing performance dog, or your conformation show dog,” says Wolaniuk. “The main difference is the required trims needed in conformation show dogs. The guidelines to the required trims are outlined in the breed standard, set forth by the parent clubs (Poodle Club of America).”

While younger dogs are shown in what’s called a “puppy trim,” adult Poodles are shown in the “Continental” or “English Saddle Trim,” which are longer and will require more ongoing coat care, she explains.

Nail Care Basics for Standard Poodles

Your Poodle’s nails are too long if you can hear them clicking around on the floor, says Wolaniuk.

You have a few options for keeping them trim: Cutting them, using a grinder, or both.

“If you cut them make sure you have a quick-stop handy in case you cut the quick, which is the blood supply to the nail,” says Wolaniuk. “This is not a problem, just apply the quick-stop.”

With a grinder, you can shorten each nail around once every week or so. Or, if you’d like, you can clip your Poodle’s nails first then grind the sharp edges for a smooth finish.

Standard Poodles head portrait outdoors.

Keeping Your Poodle’s Teeth Healthy

For ongoing dental maintenance, Wolaniuk recommends making sure your Poodle has something hard to chew on—such as bones, antlers, or Himalayan chews—and that you also brush your dog’s teeth with a dog toothbrush or finger toothbrush, using a liver- or chicken-flavored toothpaste. For extra care, you can scrape tartar buildup using a tooth scaler. And of course, don’t forget to schedule regular dental cleanings with your pet’s vet.

Standard Poodle Ear Care

Because Poodles tend to grow hair in their ears, and since their drop ears are prone to developing wax, it’s important to clean your dog’s ears regularly by either plucking or trimming the hair that grows inside.

The typical mindset of anyone who acknowledges grooming is that some dogs are easy to keep up with and some are not. However, this is a pretty big misconception.

Professional French Poodle Grooming Service

French Poodles are known for their thick wavy coats that grows continuously. When a French Poodle sheds, the loose hair gets caught in the thick coat, which can lead to mats and tangles. For this reason, it is essential to groom your French Poodle regularly, to prevent painful mats from forming, and to keep their skin and coat clean and healthy.

If you are looking for French Poodle groomers in Johannesburg, HotDogs Mobile Dog Grooming Salon can assist. Our team of groomers are trained and experienced in grooming French Poodles, and can offer a full grooming service from washing to French Poodle scissor cuts. Contact HotDogs Mobile Dog Grooming Salon today to make a grooming appointment for your French Poodle.

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Grooming your French Poodle with HotDogs

French Poodles are lively dogs, and grooming these pooches is quite intensive. But you can rest assured that our groomers will provide a professional service for your French Poodle grooming needs. Our grooming services include:

A thorough brush: Grooming will kick off with a thorough brush to remove tangles, loose hair and dirt. Should a dematting service be required, we will advise you on the best treatment to ensure a painless grooming session.

Washing your poodle: You poodle will be washed from tip to toe, while paying attention to keep the ears dry. A skin and coat dependant conditioner will be applied, and a tick and flea treatment will be done. Our mobile dog salons are equipped with all the necessities, so your dog will enjoy a warm and comfortable wash and rinse.

Cutting, shaving, shearing: Depending on the owners requirements, your French Poodle’s hair will be cut and styled to perfection.

Grooming essentials: Our groomers will take care of all the grooming essentials like nail clipping, eye cleaning, ear sanitising and optional extra teeth brushing.

Our Service Area

Cities: Near Henderson, Las Vegas NV 89109, North Las Vegas, Summerlin NV, Green Valley.

Las Vegas neighborhoods: Aliante, Anthem/Anthem Country Club, Chinatown, Downtown Las Vegas, Green Valley, Lake Las Vegas, Las Vegas Country Club, MacDonald Highlands, Mountain’s Edge, Paradise Palms, Queensridge & One Queensridge Place, Seven Hills, Southern Highlands, Summerlin, Summerlin South, The Lakes, The Ridges, West Las Vegas, Nevada.