Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Dog Grooming Instruction

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

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Dog Grooming Instruction

Grooming Greater Swiss Mountain Puppies & Dogs needs time, care & patience. The level of grooming & time spent on grooming will depend on the breed & size of the dog. These charts provide an overview of the grooming requirements of a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog or puppy:

  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Length of Coat: The length of coat on a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is short and will therefore require moderate grooming
  • Type of Coat: The type of coat for this breed is generally described as thick and dense
  • Time: Grooming a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog will require around 15-30 minutes
  • Frequency of Grooming: Once to twice per week

Grooming requirements for Greater Swiss Mountain Puppies and Dogs
 

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Grooming Requirements

Coat / HairThis breed should be groomed one to two times per week
Nails / PawsClean muddy paws daily and keep a check on the nail length weekly
TeethCheck hygiene of mouth weekly and brush teeth carefully if required
BathingBathe as necessary or dry shampoo if easier due to the breed's large size
SheddingThis breed of puppy and dog is an average shedder
EyesRemove debris from corner of eyes whenever there is a build up
EarsCheck inside ears weekly carefully looking for signs of infection

Dog Grooming Instruction - Dog Grooming Tools

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 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 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.

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

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Dog Grooming Tools - Checklist

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

  • The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog has a short (no more than around 2 inches in length) black coat that is thick and dense. This breed is an average shedder so dogs and puppies should be bathed regularly, once to twice per week
  • Grooming will take around 15 to 30 minutes each time
  • Use a slicker brush for the best grooming results
  • Begin at the puppy or dog's head and follow the direction of hair growth
  • Grooming will help to maintain the health and appearance of the coat

Greater Swiss Mountain 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. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 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

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 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 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog dog's nails can cause damage and pain. Written instruction is not enough as the risk of hurting your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 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 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Puppies and Dogs

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

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

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