American Cocker Spaniel Dog Grooming Instruction

A American Cocker Spaniel Dog Grooming instruction guide including useful tips on how to groom the hair and coat, trimming nails and bathing instructions for American Cocker Spaniel puppies and dogs.

American Cocker Spaniel Dog Grooming Instruction

Grooming American Cocker Spaniel Puppies and Dogs just needs time, care and patience. The level of grooming and time spent on grooming will depend on the breed and size of the dog. The following chart provides a brief overview of the grooming needs of a American Cocker Spaniel:

  • American Cocker Spaniel Length of Coat: The length of coat on a American Cocker Spaniel is medium and will therefore require daily grooming
  • Type of Coat: The type of coat for this breed is generally described as silky and smooth
  • Frequency: Grooming a American Cocker Spaniel will require 10min per day

Grooming requirements for American Cocker Spaniel Puppies and Dogs
 

American Cocker Spaniel Grooming Requirements

Coat / HairCoat should be brushed on a daily basis
Nails / PawsCheck paws and nails are clean on a daily basis whilst grooming coat
TeethKeep a regular check on teeth to ensure they are clean
BathingRegular to help maintain a clean coat
SheddingThis breed doesn't shed hair very much at all, so minimal requirement
EyesKeep a weekly check and gently clean if necessary
EarsSame as eyes, check weekly. Your vet can provide ear drops.

Dog Grooming Instruction - Dog Grooming Tools

American Cocker Spaniel Dog Grooming Tools - Checklist

The following dog grooming tools, products & equipment are readily available. Choose the grooming tools from this checklist that you believe are suitable for your American Cocker Spaniel.

Bristle BrushBristle CombGrooming Rake
Grooming ScissorsThinning ShearsGrooming Blades
Hair ClippersDog ShampooIndoor / Outdoor Shower
Slicker BrushesShedding CombNail Trimmers
Dog Creams / LotionsGrooming DryersGrooming Tables

American Cocker Spaniel Dog Grooming Tools - Checklist

American Cocker Spaniel Dog Grooming Instruction - Brushing Hair and Coat
Most dog's hair and coats need some attention. The American Cocker Spaniel dog grooming instruction for caring for your dog's hair or coat is as follows:

  • Hair mats and tangles quite easily so daily brushing is recommended
  • Use a wide toothed Grooming comb or pin brush
  • Start from the neck area and comb or brush in the direction of the natural hair growth
  • Try to section the hair as you go along is order to remove knots and mats
  • Use a slicker brush afterwards to ensure all tangles have been removed
  • Puppies & dogs will need trimming from time to time. Your vet can advise on this.

American Cocker Spaniel Dog Grooming Instruction - Bathing your Dog
Bathing your dog is very important for its health and hygiene. During bathing check your dog for lumps, parasites, fleas and skin irritations or allergies. Bathing instruction is as follows:

  • Wash your dog or puppy when they are dirty or smell!
  • Gather bathing equipment and place bathing tools and shampoo near to bathing area
  • Place a mat and towel next to bath
  • Check the water temperature of the bath - ensure that a minimal amount of water is used
  • Gradually place the dog in the bath - be aware that this may frighten your pet
  • Gently shampoo your pet - be careful of delicate areas such as eyes and ears
  • Rinse shampoo and towel dry. Then brush the hair

American Cocker Spaniel Dog Grooming Instruction - Trimming Nails
Some dogs do not need their nails trimmed as they are kept short by general activities. However, should your dog's nails become long then they should be trimmed. It is important to know exactly what you are doing, as cutting too deep into your American Cocker Spaniel dog's nails can cause damage and pain. Written instruction is not enough as the risk of hurting your American Cocker Spaniel is too high.

  • Your vet can help initially by demonstrating how to trim your dog's nails and supervise your first attempt
  • Spend some time touching your dog's paws and gently squeezing the area around the nails in order to familiarize them with this sensation
  • Seek advice from your vet about the most appropriate nail clippers for your pet

Tips for Training American Cocker Spaniel Puppies and Dogs

Our American Cocker Spaniel Dog Grooming instruction guide includes helpful tips and instructions on how to groom the hair and coat, trimming nails and bathing instructions for American Cocker Spaniel puppies and dogs.

  • Fast Facts and info with this American Cocker Spaniel Dog Grooming instruction guide
  • Brushing and combing hair and coat
  • Trimming and Cutting Nails
  • Grooming Tools, Products and Equipment
  • Instructions for grooming American Cocker Spaniel puppies and dogs

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