Whippet Dog Grooming Instruction

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

Whippet Dog Grooming Instruction

Grooming Whippet 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 Whippet puppy or dog:

  • Whippet Length of Coat: The length of coat on a Whippet is short and will therefore require minimal grooming
  • Type of Coat: The type of coat for this breed is generally described as smooth and fine
  • Time: Grooming a Whippet will require approximately 15 minutes
  • Frequency of Grooming: Once per week

Grooming requirements for Whippet Puppies and Dogs

Whippet Grooming Requirements

Coat / HairBrush your whippet dog or puppy once per week to keep the coat nice
Nails / PawsCheck nail length regularly. Clean muddy or dirty paws every day
TeethTeeth should be brushed regularly, check them weekly for signs of plaque
BathingThis breed should only be bathed when required i.e. when dirty / smelly
SheddingThe whippet is a light shedder
EyesCheck eyes daily, gently wipe away debris build up from corner of eyes
EarsEars should be clear, check weekly for any blockages in the canals

Dog Grooming Instruction - Dog Grooming Tools

Whippet 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 Whippet.

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

Whippet Dog Grooming Tools - Checklist

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

  • The whippet has a short, fine coat that sheds lightly
  • Groom your puppy or dog weekly to maintain the health and appearance of the coat
  • Use a firm bristle brush and gently groom through the coat starting at the head of the dog
  • Groom through the coat following the direction of hair growth
  • Take care when combing or brushing around delicate areas
  • Bathe this breed only occasionally or when it require bathing i.e. when dirty or smelly

Whippet 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. Whippet 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

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

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

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

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