Saint Bernard Dog Grooming Instruction

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

Saint Bernard Dog Grooming Instruction

Grooming Saint Bernard Puppies & 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 Saint Bernard puppy or dog:

  • Saint Bernard Length of Coat: The length of coat on a Saint Bernard can be either short or medium and will therefore require moderate grooming
  • Type of Coat: The type of coat for this breed is generally described as rough or smooth
  • Time: Grooming a Saint Bernard will require approximate 30-60 minutes
  • Frequency of Grooming: Twice per week / Daily when shedding

Grooming requirements for Saint Bernard Puppies and Dogs
 

Saint Bernard Grooming Requirements

Coat / HairGroom your puppy or dog twice per week, daily during shedding periods
Nails / PawsCheck for debris between pads, remove dirt daily, check nail length weekly
TeethSpeak to vet for instructions as dog/pup teeth should be brushed regularly
BathingBathe occasionally as over bathing can cause dryness, use a mild soap and avoid the dog or puppy's eyes as this can cause irritation
SheddingThis breed is an average shedder - shedding hair twice per year
EyesAvoid getting soap suds into eyes when bathing, check eyes weekly
EarsLook inside the ears to ensure they are clean, wax free & are not red

Dog Grooming Instruction - Dog Grooming Tools
 

Saint Bernard 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 Saint Bernard.

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

Saint Bernard Dog Grooming Tools - Checklist

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

  • The St Bernard has two coat types, one is short, dense, smooth but rough, and the other type is medium in length and sometimes slightly wavy. Both coat types shed twice yearly and during these times should be groomed on a daily basis to help reduce the amount of dead hairs. However, during usual times when the dog or puppy isn't shedding, grooming twice per week should be fine and will keep the coat looking healthy and tangle-free.

  • Use a firm bristle brush and thoroughly groom your dog or puppy's hair
  • Start at the puppy or dog's head and brush through the coat following the direction of hair growth. Take care when grooming around delicate areas.

Saint Bernard 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. Saint Bernard 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 the bathing area
  • Check the water temperature - ensure that a minimal amount of water is used
  • Gradually place the pup in the bath or take the dog to the bathing area
  • Gently shampoo your pet with mild shampoo - careful of delicate areas i.e. eyes and ears
  • Rinse shampoo and towel dry. Then brush the hair

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

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

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

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