There are many benefits that comes with grooming your dog. Besides maintaining general cleanliness, you decrease the chance of various health problems created by scratches and other skin problems. You can also monitor your dog's health by checking for cuts, swilling, lameness or changes in temperament. Grooming also helps create a closer bond between the pet and the owner.
Brushing your dog for instance, is also another form of petting. You should only use shampoos and conditioners designed for dogs. There are many you can choose from that will help improve your dog's coat and repel pests. If you want to groom your dog at home, you will need supplies especially made to take care of your pet's eyes and ears in order to have complete grooming. Also remember to trim your dog's nails as they will make it difficult for your dog to walk if they become too long.