Gordon Setter Dog Grooming Instruction

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

Gordon Setter Dog Grooming Instruction

Grooming Gordon Setter Puppies & Dogs takes 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 requirements of a Gordon Setter puppy or dog:

  • Gordon Setter Length of Coat: The length of coat on a Gordon Setter varies from short to long depending on area of the body and will therefore require moderate grooming
  • Type of Coat: The type of coat for this breed is generally described as soft and shiny
  • Time: Grooming a Gordon Setter will require 15 to 30 minutes
  • Frequency of Grooming: Groom one to two times per week to prevent tangling

Grooming requirements for Gordon Setter Puppies and Dogs
 

Gordon Setter Grooming Requirements

Coat / HairThoroughly groom the coat once or twice per week to combat matting
Nails / PawsCheck nail length weekly. Trim hair on bottom of feet if it grows too long
TeethCheck in mouth weekly, look for signs of decay, brush teeth if required
BathingBathe or dry shampoo the Gordon Setter only if required i.e. when dirty
SheddingThis particular breed of puppy and dog is an average shedder
EyesThe eyes should be bright with no sign of them being red or watery
EarsThe ears should be clean with no build up of excess wax or redness

Dog Grooming Instruction - Dog Grooming Tools
 

Gordon Setter 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 Gordon Setter.

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

Gordon Setter Dog Grooming Tools - Checklist

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

  • The Gordon Setter has a beautiful soft and shining coat that is black and tan in color. The coat varies in length from short to long depending on the area of the body. The Gordon Setter's coat can tangle and mat quite easily so grooming is a really important process as it helps to keep the coat tangle-free and looking full of health and vitality
  • Use a slicker brush and thoroughly groom your puppy or dog
  • Begin at the head of the pup or dog and work through following the hair growth direction
  • Gently work through any mats or tangles and take care around delicate areas
  • This breed doesn't need regular bathing, only when it is either smelly or dirty

Gordon Setter 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. Gordon Setter 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

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

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

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

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