Poodle Grooming Made Easy For Busy People

Poodles make great pets, but they need lots of maintenance.

There are many different breeds of dog that one can choose from, but the Poodle is definitely one of the most popular and for good reason. Not only are Poodles absolutely beautiful dogs, but as well they make great companions because they are so gentle and loving. This is one of the main reasons that older people enjoy Poodles so much.

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High Maintenance Dogs

Not only does it take a lot of time to groom them properly, but they also just need a lot of attention. They are very high maintenance dogs and get frustrated if they are left alone even for just a few hours. They will even lash out if their owners leave them alone for a longer period of time than they would like, by barking incessantly or chewing destructively.

This is not a good breed for people who are very busy or who are otherwise barely home, and the Poodle will actually act out if they are left alone even for just a couple of hours. They do not like to be on their own and they will lash out if left alone longer than they would like, by barking incessantly and chewing destructively.

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Grooming Process

When it comes to the Poodle grooming process, there are a few things that are particularly important to remember. One of the first things that a Poodle owner should be aware of involves the importance of clipping the Poodle. The earlier one can start clipping their Poodle the better, not only to keep them looking their best but also because this will get them accustomed and comfortable with the process so that they will actually learn to enjoy it rather than be freaked out.

Turn the clippers on and let the dog become accustomed to the sound that they make, and then start by clipping farther down on their body rather near their face or ears, so that they will be less frightened.

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Eye Cleaning

Besides the perfect Poodle puppy cut there are a few other tasks that also need to be completed for proper grooming. This includes eye cleanings for one, and this is especially important with Poodles because almost all of them have runny eyes. This can end up staining the fur around their eyes and sometimes even permanently.

Keep in mind however that a Poodle will not have runny eyes because they were bred improperly or because they are sick, but rather because their tear ducts are too small to accommodate the tears that their eyes produce.

It is not a good idea to use a professional all the time however, not only because of the cost but also because grooming a dog offers a great way to spend time with them and bond with them.

Lisa A Collins
Lisa A Collins

Lisa A Collins is a passionate lover of the Poodle and has a popular website that can teach you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Poodle.