For those who want to groom their dog from home but don’t know where to start, we have top dog grooming tips from Master Groomer Melanie Newman.
In our podcast interview, Melanie explains why regular dog grooming is not only good for your pet’s health and comfort, it also helps increase the bond between you and your pooch.
According to Melanie, regular dog grooming should happen every four to eight weeks depending on the breed and length of coat.
Essentials for home dog grooming
- A quality shampoo and conditioner
- Quality conditioning spray
- Standard hair dryer but be careful with your heat setting
- Absorbent dog towel
- Laundry sink or bathtub
- Brushes including a slicker brush and comb to remove matts, tangles and dead hair and a furminator brush or Coat King, both are suitable for stripping undercoat and dead hair
About Melanie Newman
Creating a rewarding career from a passion is the ultimate dream and one that Melanie Newman has been able to pursue for over fifteen years. Starting out as a dog bather at a friend’s salon in the late 1990’s, Melanie relished the time she spent with the animals and decided to turn her passion into a lifestyle.
Melanie’s work has taken her to grooming competitions across Australia and New Zealand, Holland, Germany, Spain, Italy and various parts of America, and she was crowned the Australian Royal Supreme Grooming Champion in 2013. Among her other accolades, Melanie has won best in shows with Miniature Poodles, Standard Poodles, Bichons and Welsh Terriers.
We are proud to use a range of natural and human-grade ingredients, such as Aloe Vera and pure essential oils, which moisturise and soothe your pet’s skin with its more than 20 beneficial compounds. Melanie Newman
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