Silky Terrier Dog Grooming Instruction

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

Silky Terrier Dog Grooming Instruction

Grooming Silky Terrier 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 Silky Terrier puppy or dog:

  • Silky Terrier Length of Coat: The length of coat on a Silky Terrier is long and will therefore require maximum grooming
  • Type of Coat: The type of coat for this breed is generally described as straight & smooth
  • Time: Grooming a Silky Terrier will require approximately 20 minutes
  • Frequency of Grooming: Daily grooming is essential

Grooming requirements for Silky Terrier Puppies and Dogs
 

Silky Terrier Grooming Requirements

Coat / HairDaily grooming is essential for puppies and dogs belonging to this breed
Nails / PawsNail length must be checked weekly, paws are to be cleaned daily
TeethTeeth are to be brushed when required so owners should check weekly
BathingThe Silky Terrier does require regular bathing to maintain its coat
SheddingThis breed doesn't tend to shed a lot of hair at all, it's a light shedder
EyesKeep hair out of eyes, keep the eyes clean, check them weekly
EarsCheck the passages to make sure they appear clean, no redness, lumps

Dog Grooming Instruction - Dog Grooming Tools
 

Silky Terrier 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 Silky Terrier.

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

Silky Terrier Dog Grooming Tools - Checklist

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

  • The Silky Terrier has a long hair which is straight and smooth. It parts down the centre of the dog or puppy's body and on top of its head, the hair falls down the sides of the body. This dog luckily doesn't shed very much at all. However, their coats tend to mat and tangle very easily so grooming is a necessary part of this breed's daily pet care routine.

  • Comb through the hair making sure you follow the direction of growth
  • Use a wire pin brush, be very careful when dealing with knots and tangles
  • A slicker brush can be used to help tease any stubborn tangles, be careful not to pull hair
  • It is important to groom your dog or puppy before bathing as this can cause matting

Silky Terrier 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. Silky Terrier 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

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

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

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

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