Newfoundland Dog Grooming Instruction

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

Newfoundland Dog Grooming Instruction

Grooming Newfoundland 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 requirements of a Newfoundland puppy or dog:

  • Newfoundland Length of Coat: The length of coat on a Newfoundland is fairly long and will therefore require maximum grooming
  • Type of Coat: The type of coat for this breed is generally described as thick & flat
  • Time: Grooming a Newfoundland will require around 30 minutes
  • Frequency of Grooming: Every other day or daily whilst shedding

Grooming requirements for Newfoundland Puppies and Dogs
 

Newfoundland Grooming Requirements

Coat / HairBrush your puppy or dog's coat every other day & daily when shedding
Nails / PawsCheck paws daily & remove dirt as necessary, check length of nails
TeethCheck teeth weekly & speak to vet for advice on brushing the teeth
BathingOnly bathe as required, dry shampooing can might be easier
SheddingThis dog sheds heavily twice per year - during the spring and fall
EyesGently wipe the eye corners when there's a build up - check daily
EarsLook for signs of infection i.e. redness, excess wax - check weekly

Dog Grooming Instruction - Dog Grooming Tools
 

Newfoundland 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 Newfoundland.

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

Newfoundland Dog Grooming Tools - Checklist

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

  • The Newfoundland has a heavy, flat, thick, dense double coat which sheds heavily twice per year, during the spring and the fall. Spring normally sees this breed shedding more so than during the fall. Dogs and puppies should be groomed every other day on a normal basis. During shedding periods they should be groomed daily.

  • Brush the coat with a firm bristle brush starting at the head of the puppy or dog
  • Follow the direction of hair growth, carefully working your way through any tangles
  • Take your time, thoroughly brushing /combing through the coat
  • Grooming will help to reduce the amount of loose or dead hairs

Newfoundland 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. Newfoundland 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

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

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

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

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