Dog Grooming

Thanks to the tips, recommendations, and information found on's Dog Grooming section, your dog will always look his best.Dog, you’re looking sharp! Thanks to the tips, recommendations, and information found on’s Dog Grooming section, your dog will always look his best.

Whether he’s an ultra-heavy shedder with fur that flies around your baseboards like tumbleweed through a desert, or a super low maintenance kind of pooch that is practically self-cleaning, mark my words: the day will come when you need to deal with one dirty little dog. We can help!

Wondering if human shampoo works as well as doggie shampoo? Check out our tips for buying (or making) the right shampoo for your breed of dog – including for those pups that suffer from skin allergies. If you’re not sure how to brush or hand-strip his fur to keep him looking his very best, we offer advice on how to tackle everything from long-haired dogs to wiry, to curly and everything in between. You’ll learn why it’s important to get your dog used to being brushed and groomed from the time he is a young pup as well as how to clean his ears, carefully trim his nails and even brush his teeth without totally destroying your relationship.

What is that funky smell? We’ll talk you through how to safely neutralize and deodorize your little guy for a fresher, sweeter smelling pup. We even address those more sensitive topics such as how to clean the face folds of a wrinkly dog and the tail pockets found in certain breeds (read up to find out which ones!)

And of course PetGuide’s dog grooming site wouldn’t be complete if we weren’t sharing the latest grooming gadgets from leading pet expos across the country.

So roll up your sleeves, grab a supply of his favorite goodies and prepare to treat your pooch to a day of pampering at his very own home spa.

Does Your Dog Have a Tail Pocket?

Are you leaving something "behind" when you're grooming your dog? Don't forget to clean your dog's tail pocket - no ifs, ands, or butts about it!

Nail Clipping Versus Grinding – Which is Best and How Do You Choose?

If you’re like many pet owners, you probably assume that regular daily walks are sufficient to help wear your pet’s nails down to a naturally ideal length. But you’d be wrong. While walking on hard surfaces does help, it’s not enough to maintain a

What is a Double Coated Dog?

Two times the coat, two times the fur? If you've got a double coated dog, here's what you need to know about this type of fur.

Best Dog Wipes

Dog wipes can extend the time between baths and allow you to keep your pet clean and tidy even when you travel. Check to see the best ones!

Dog Skin Education: Why Not Use Human Shampoo on Your Dog?

When you want to wash that grime right out of your dog's fur, don't use the shampoo you use - it'll cause more than just a bad fur day for your dog!

How Often Should A Labradoodle Be Groomed?

It’s no secret that Labradoodles have high-maintenance coats – so what does their grooming routine actually entails? Find out how often should a Labradoodle be groomed and what's needed to keep their fur in top shape.

Best Dog Grooming Clippers for Home Use

Dog grooming clippers are an indispensable part of a canine beauty routine and the best ones help you get salon results at the comfort of your home.

Best Dog Grooming Tables

Dog grooming tables are both for professionals with dog grooming businesses and pet owners that groom their own dogs ocassionally.

Morris Animal Inn’s Wedding Service Caters to Newlyweds’ Furry Bes

Your wedding day is busy enough without worrying about your dog. We love Morris Animal Inn's new service that caters just to your furry best friend!

Best Puppy Shampoo

A special puppy shampoo will keep your little pooch fresh-smelling, their coat soft and fluffy, and their sensitive skin healthy.

DIY All-Natural Dry Dog Shampoo

Some dogs hate water, especially if it's a bath. If you're stinky dog fights getting into the tub, an all-natural DIY dry dog shampoo might be the answer.

How to De-Shed Your Dog at Home

Regular grooming is a must for double-coated dogs. Here's how to de-shed your dog at home to minimize shedding and enjoy a tidy home without much hassle!

Preparing Your Pooch For His First Dog Groomer Visit

Is Scruffy starting to look a bit scruffy? We've put together some points on what you need to do to prepare your pup for his first dog groomer visit.

Can Dogs Get Dandruff?

Dogs can't use Head & Shoulders, so what do you when your dog has dandruff? Let's talk about what can be done about this itchy problem.

Doggy ‘Dos Puffed and Fluffed With This Wearable Dog Dryer

Yuck! You can't stand that 'wet-dog' smell. Neither could a Florida teen, so she came up with the Puff-N-Fluff Dog Dryer, and you know you want one!

Dog Tear Stains: Causes And Treatments

It’s not that your dog is sad. Sometimes, he can’t help tearing up. There are many possible reasons why. If he hasn’t been watching the end…

Three Stylish Tips For DIY Dog Grooming Success

Celebrity dog groomer Jorge Bendersky shares his DIY grooming tips to keep your dog healthy and looking his best Believe it or not, your dog’s coat is…

PetGuide’s Best New Dog Grooming Product of 2018: HandsOn Soft Glove

Hands On Soft Gloves are budget-friendly, easy to use and make grooming feel less like a chore and more like a reward- both to you and your pet.

How To Properly Clean Your Dog’s Wrinkles

Get into all of those nooks and crannies! Your dog's wrinkles are hosting moisture that can lead to nasty infections and fungal growth.

Global Pet Expo 2017: Waterpik Goes to the Dogs With New Pet Wand PRO

They've kept your teeth clean... now let them get your dog squeaky clean! Waterpik's new Pet Wand PRO debuts at Global Pet Expo 2017 and it'll make you smile.

Best Dog Shampoo for Smelly Pooches

Dog shampoo is an indispensable part of any pooch's grooming routine. Find out how to choose one that will keep your pooch clean and their skin healthy!

Best Dog Clippers

Dog clippers allow you to trim and groom your pet's coat from the comfort of your home. Not all will fit your needs, though, so read on to learn more!

The Daily Grind: The Dremel 7300-PT Dog Nail Grinding Tool

Clipping your dog's nails can be such a pain. Why not grind them down with the Dremel 7300-PT Dog Nail Grinding Tool to save your sanity?

Extreme Dog Grooming Competitions Take Fur Styling To A Funky New Leve

From Star Wars and Sesame Street, to Jurassic Park and Shark Week, extreme and creative dog groomers find inspiration in the strangest places.

Why You Should Start Grooming Your Puppy From An Early Age

Grooming your puppy has more benefits than you may realize! Unless he’s been getting himself into some sort of mischief, your little tyke probably has…

OutKast’s Big Boi’s New Dog Shampoo Leaves Pooches Smelling Fur-oc

Teaming up with Bobbi Panter, dog-lover and rapper Big Boi is releasing a pet shampoo that's made for dogs with sensitive skin.

How to Give Your Puppy a Bath

Bath time doesn't have to be messy or stressful- if you start off on the right foot, baths will become another oportunity for fun.

Why Do Dogs Stink When Wet?

There's always a distinctive smell coming from your pooch after he gets wet. Have you ever wondered why dogs stink when they get wet?

How to Brush Dog Teeth

We're going to introduce you to how to brush dog teeth. If you stop to think about it, brushing your dog's teeth makes sense.

Lucy Foundation’s New Grooming Line Supports Mobile Spay/Neuter Van

The Lucy Foundation, a mobile charity that spays and neuters animals, aims to fund its clinic on wheels with a new shampoo and conditioner line.

Best Dog Nail Grinders

To help you choose the best dog nail grinders for a stress-free grooming routine, we've rounded up the very finest that the market has to offer.�

Top 10 Grooming Gifts For Spiffy Dogs

The holidays bring out the best-dressed in many of us, and we certainly don’t want to leave our pups out of that, do we? Here are some of our favorite things to keep your pooch picture-perfect during the holidays and year-round!

Bissel BarkBath Portable Dog Bath System

Dirty dogs are a thing of the past, thanks to Bissel's BarkBath. This all-in-one system turns the soggiest doggy into a fresh and clean pooch in no time!

Best Dog Cage Dryers

Dog cage dryers are not just for groomers- these devices can allow you to dry your pet's long coat fast and with ease in the comfort of your own home.

Oscar’s Scoops: Grooming Products From Cherrybrook Premium Pet Suppl

Something doesn't smell right - it's Oscar! Time to wash that doggy smell right out of your fur, with some help from Cherrybrook Premium Pet Supplies.

Doggy Dreadlocks: All About Corded Coats in Dogs

This fur style may look laid back, but its maintenance is anything but. Here's what you need to know about corded coats in dogs.

The Importance Of Grooming Your Dog Regularly

It’s not all about looks – grooming your dog is so much more. Here’s why you should regularly groom your dog If you’re just grooming…

Best Hydrogen Peroxide for Dogs

Hydrogen peroxide for dogs is a topical antiseptic that has multiple uses, from disinfecting wounds to being an efficient way to induce vomiting.

6 Ways To Properly Clean Dog Ears

Some dogs need their ears cleaned regularly. Here are some important tips about how to properly clean dog ears, as well as some things you should never do.

Neabot P1 Pro Professional Pet Grooming Vacuum Kit Review

You don’t need to be a pro to give your pet the 5-star grooming experience. Here’s our review of the Neabot P1 Pro Professional Pet Grooming Vacuum Kit. Start…

10 Soggy Tips On How To Wash Your Dog

We've put together some soggy tips you can use to wash your dog the right way. Read on to find out our 10 soggy tips on how to wash your dog.

Can I Use Human Hair Shampoo to Wash My Dog?

If you are all out of pet shampoo, and you are thinking that a little bit of human shampoo won’t make a difference – think again. Using human hair shampoo on your dog is not recommended, and here's why it could be bad for your pet if you do so.

How Often Should You Groom Your Dog?

Rub-a-dub – how clean is too clean? Let’s answer that question for you right now. While it’s a fairly straightforward question, how often y…

Treat Your Pampered Pooches To A Relaxing Day At The Dog Spa

A dog spa is more than your average boarding kennel - it is a place where your dog can relax in comfort while you are on vacation. Grooming and much more!

Martha Stewart Releases New Line of Natural Grooming Products for Pets

The first part of the collection created in partnership with Fetch for Pets is set to hit the stores in May while more goodies are expected this fall.

Understanding Your Dog’s Special Grooming Needs

Keep it clean – how to stay on top of your dog’s grooming needs While the majority of dogs will stay clean and healthy with a straightforward gro…

Global Pet Expo 2017: Bissell Cleans Carpets and Pets With BarkBath

Bissells aren't just for carpets any more. Going beyond the vacuum, the new BarkBath Portable Dog Grooming System will rub-a-dub your dog!

Make Your Own Homemade Dog Shampoo

In this article you will learn how to make your own homemade dog shampoo from simple household ingredients.

How to Safely Paint Your Dog’s Nails

Grooming professionals don't just focus on fancy fur-dos. Complete your dog's look with colorful nails! Here's how to safely paint your dog's nails at home.

Grooming Basics: All About Hand Stripping

Some dogs can't be groomed with a shave or a haircut. Instead, their coats need hand stripping. But what is this grooming method and what dogs need it?

What Are the Benefits of Dog Massage?

Everyone likes a nice, relaxing massage – no doubt about it. It helps us unwind, soothes sore muscles, and can promote the release of “happy hormones” such as endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine.

Quick Tips for Keeping Your Longhaired Dog Looking His Best

We all love long, flowing hair that dances in the wind when your dog runs across the lawn. To keep it looking luxe, follow these tips for luscious locks.

Pet Hack Of The Week: Grooming Pet Nails With Ease

It's a struggle trimming our pets' nails, repurposing a Dremel rotary tool may just be the trick to grooming pet nails with ease

Brushing Your Dog: A Guide for All Coat Types

Give your dog the brush off… with the right kind of brushing for his coat type Brushing your dog might seem fairly straight forward, but there’s…

Reasons Why Grooming Your Dog is Important

Shave and a haircut - even your dog needs one! Whether you do it yourself or you take him to a professional, here's why grooming your dog is important.

How Often Should I Brush My Dog’s Teeth?

Read on to find out how often (and how) to brush your dog’s teeth to make sure their sparkly whites remain sparkly and white well into their golden years.

Dog Brushes: Which One is Best for Your Dog’s Coat?

Whether it's every day or once a week, grooming is an important part of your dog's well-being. And you'll need a brush that's made especially with your dog's coat in mind.

Fur-Flying Tips for Spring Shedding Season

As the days get longer and the weather warms up, you'll notice more fur bunnies in your home. Here are some tips to keep your life as fur-free as possible.

How To Get Snowballs Out Of Your Dog's Fur

It’s all fun and games in the snow until your best fur friend ends up with snowballs all over their fur. Not only can this be annoying for you as you end up with soggy floors, it can be just as annoying (and even painful) for your dog.