Cairn Terrier Dog Grooming Instruction

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

Cairn Terrier Dog Grooming Instruction

Grooming Cairn Terrier Puppies and Dogs just needs time, care and patience. The level of grooming & time spent on grooming will depend on the breed and size of the dog. The following chart provides a brief overview of the grooming requirements of a Cairn Terrier puppy or dog:

  • Cairn Terrier Length of Coat: The length of coat on a Cairn Terrier varies and will therefore require a lot of grooming
  • Type of Coat: The type of coat for this breed is generally described as shaggy
  • Time: Grooming a Cairn Terrier will require
  • Frequency of Grooming: Daily / Every Other Day

Grooming requirements for Cairn Terrier Puppies and Dogs
 

Cairn Terrier Grooming Requirements

Coat / HairHair mats very easily so coat should be groomed at least every 2 days
Nails / PawsPaws should be checked and cleaned weekly, removing any dirt
TeethTeeth should be cleaned if required using a specialized paste for animals
BathingThe Cairn Terrier will need bathing around one time per month
SheddingThis breed of puppy and dog is an average shedder
EyesCheck weekly, hair may need to be carefully trimmed back around eyes
EarsCheck each week to prevent infection, you may need drops from vet

Dog Grooming Instruction - Dog Grooming Tools
 

Cairn Terrier 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 Cairn Terrier.

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

Cairn Terrier Dog Grooming Tools - Checklist

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

  • The Cairn Terrier has a shaggy, harsh outer coat which is weather proof. They have a softer undercoat which must be brushed gently. Their grooming needs are high as their coats tend to knot very easily, therefore, grooming on either a daily basis or every other day is recommended in order to help maintain a healthy looking coat, that remains as tangle free as possible.
  • Use a slicker brush, start at the head of the dog and gently brush through the coat
  • Follow the hair growth and be extra careful around delicate areas
  • Work your way gently through any tangles

Cairn Terrier Dog Grooming Instruction - Bathing your Dog
Bathing your dog is very important for its health and hygiene. During bathing check your dog for lumps, bumps, parasites, fleas and skin irritations or allergies. Cairn Terrier 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

Cairn Terrier 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 Cairn Terrier dog's nails can cause damage and pain. Written instruction is not enough as the risk of hurting your Cairn Terrier 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 Cairn Terrier Puppies and Dogs

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

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

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