Thai Ridgeback Dog Grooming Instruction

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

Thai Ridgeback Dog Grooming Instruction

Grooming Thai Ridgeback Puppies and Dogs needs time, care, patience. The level of grooming and time spent on grooming will depend on the breed and size of the dog. The following charts provide an overview of the grooming requirements of a Thai Ridgeback puppy or dog:

  • Thai Ridgeback Length of Coat: The length of coat on a Thai Ridgeback is very short and will therefore require minimal grooming
  • Type of Coat: The type of coat for this breed is generally described as hard and straight
  • Time: Grooming a Thai Ridgeback will require 15 to 20 minutes
  • Frequency of Grooming: Once per fortnight

Grooming requirements for Thai Ridgeback Puppies and Dogs
 

Thai Ridgeback Grooming Requirements

Coat / HairBrush or comb the Thai Ridgeback once every two weeks
Nails / PawsKeep a close check on nail length, remove dirt from paws every day
TeethCheck teeth weekly & brush as necessary - look for plaque, dirt etc.
BathingBathe this breed only as necessary, for example when smelly or dirty
SheddingThis breed is a low shedder, it sheds once or twice per year
EyesGently remove dirt from corners of eyes whenever there is a build up
EarsCheck inside the ears every week for blockages, excess wax, dirt, redness etc. It's very important to ensure that the ears are clean.

Dog Grooming Instruction - Dog Grooming Tools
 

Thai Ridgeback 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 Thai Ridgeback.

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

Thai Ridgeback Dog Grooming Tools - Checklist

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

  • The Thai Ridgeback has a very short, hard, straight coat that sheds lightly, once or twice per year. Many dogs have a ridge running down the back where the hair growth actually runs in the opposite direction to the main growth of hair on the rest of the body. This breed requires just minimal grooming; once every two weeks should be enough to maintain the health and appearance of the coat.

  • Use a soft to medium bristle brush that has short bristles
  • Brush through the coat and the ridge, following the direction of hair growth
  • Thoroughly groom your puppy or dog being gentle when brushing delicate areas

Thai Ridgeback 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. Thai Ridgeback 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

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

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

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

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