Great Dane Dog Grooming Instruction

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

Great Dane Dog Grooming Instruction

Grooming Great Dane Puppies and Dogs 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 requirements of a Great Dane puppy or dog:

  • Great Dane Length of Coat: The length of coat on a Great Dane is short and will therefore require minimal grooming
  • Type of Coat: The type of coat for this breed is generally described as thick and glossy
  • Time: Grooming a Great Dane will require 20-30 minutes
  • Frequency of Grooming: Once per week

Grooming requirements for Great Dane Puppies and Dogs
 

Great Dane Grooming Requirements

Coat / HairGroom once per week. Dry shampoo as necessary as bathing is difficult
Nails / PawsNail must be kept trimmed (see instructions below). Check paws weekly
TeethThe teeth will need cleaning regularly, speak to vet if you're unsure
BathingBathing is difficult due to the large size so dry shampoo when required
SheddingThe Great Dane breed of puppy and dog is a minimal / low shedder
EyesCheck facial area weekly, eyes should appear bright and not watery
EarsCheck inside ears weekly for sign of infection - redness, excess wax etc

Dog Grooming Instruction - Dog Grooming Tools
 

Great Dane 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 Great Dane.

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

Great Dane Dog Grooming Tools - Checklist

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

  • The Great Dane is a very large sized breed of puppy and dog so bathing can be difficult. However, if owners keep on top of grooming then this will reduce the need for bathing. The Great Dane has a short, thick coat that should be glossy in appearance. Grooming shouldn't take too long and puppies and dogs from this breed should be groomed weekly.
  • Using a slicker brush, begin at the head of the dog and follow the direction of hair growth
  • Thoroughly groom your puppy or dog taking care when brushing around delicate areas
  • Grooming will help to remove dead hairs and should keep the coat looking healthy
  • Dry shampooing your Great Dane dog is advisable with this giant breed

Great Dane 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. Great Dane Bathing instruction is as follows and applies mainly to puppies as adult Great Danes are often too large for bathing:

  • Wash your dog or puppy when they are dirty or smell! Try dry shampooing larger dogs
  • 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

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

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

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

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