How to groom a Wheaten Terrier
How to groom a Wheaten Terrier? (Expert Guide)
Wheaten Terrier is the most loved breed of dog. However, it requires proper grooming every month. You need to comb and trim their hair to keep everything fixed.
As you know they have bushy hair so they need to be trimmed timely. Also, you need to keep trimming their nails.
As an expert in a niche, I would suggest you shampoo your pet and leave the conditioner for some time so it gives proper results.
I know you have a lot of queries and questions in your mind; how to do that? Don’t worry, I have answers to all your questions. Are you ready?
How to groom a Wheaten Terrier?
First of all, you need to purchase some grooming tools. Secondly, you need to learn about grooming techniques. Thirdly, if you suspect something abnormal, you must take your pet to a professional.
The grooming begins with brushing and trimming hair. Then clean the ears with proper tools. Clean and trim the nails as well.
Moreover, bathe it daily.
Most importantly, don’t forget to take care of the teeth of your pet.
I know that; 's not enough information, do you want to know more about it? Keep reading the article, I have amazing tips to share with you.
What are the tools needed to groom a Wheaten Terrier
There are a lot of tools you can use but I will suggest you the most feasible and easy-to-use tools.
The 6 main tools that must be purchased are below:
Dog Shampoo and Conditioner
Whenever you think of grooming your wheaten terrier don’t forget to buy a dog shampoo. However, always remember to check the details on the shampoo and make sure your pet isn’t allergic to any ingredient mentioned in it.
A mild shampoo is always recommended to use. Also, have I told you yet that whenever you buy conditioner for yourself, don’t forget your pet. Conditioner keeps the hair of a dog smooth and makes it look presentable.
Always buy a brush with smooth strings so that it doesn’t hurt your dog. As Wheaten has bushy hair it gets tangled easily.
Furthermore, brushing it daily keeps their hair from tangling and makes them look neat.
Scissors with rounded tips are recommended. Use scissors to trim around the face, ears, and paws. Be careful not to hurt your pet. It is hard to trim wheaten terrier on your own so you need to be careful while using scissors.
Nail clippers are necessary to trim the nails of your pet. Long nails can hurt dogs and may damage your property as well. So, for that, you need to buy a good nail trimmer.
Tooth Brush and Tooth Paste
It's necessary to take dental care of your pet. Just like human beings, dogs also get cavities. You should use a toothbrush for pets to avoid this problem.
A blow dryer for wheaten terrier is necessary. As you know it has bushy hair and it takes some time to dry their hair. A blow dryer can save you from getting a lot of mess.
The above-mentioned tools are a “must” to be purchased.
The other tools include;
- Cotton balls
- Apron (for yourself)
- Brushing spray
What are the basic tips for grooming a wheaten terrier?
1. Bathe Dog Regularly
Now the question is how regular? Once, twice, or thrice?
So, let me tell you that it's recommended to give bathe to wheaten often. It would be appreciated if you bathe it daily.
You are waiting for the tip, right? Brush your wheaten before bathing it. It becomes difficult to comb wheaten after a bath if you haven’t done it before.
Plus, rinse it with cream later on, it keeps the coat shiny and smooth.
2. Brush wheaten twice a week
You must understand now the reason why I stress about brushing Wheaten’s hair. If you don’t brush it regularly it will get tangled and twist.
The tip I have for you is that you can spray the hair of your pet before brushing. Making hair wet eases your job. It becomes easy to untangle the hair.
3. Clean the ears using a cotton pad
As I have mentioned before use blunt-ended scissors for this. You can also use tweezers to remove hair or clean the ear canal.
Nevertheless, never experiment on your dog. What does it mean? It means if you don’t know the process, don’t initiate it.
Visit a veterinarian, inquire him about the process, learn it, and then do it. You damage or hurt your dog if you don’t know about the process.
Plus, it often happens that you get a bad odor from your pet’s ear. The 90% chance is that it has some ear infection so you can take it to the veterinarian to inquire more about it.
4. Trimming Nails
Keep a keen check on the growth of the nails of your pet. If it exceeds a certain limit then you need to trim it immediately. Otherwise, it can cause a lot of damage.
Let me give you a tip; if you hear the sound of nails on the ground it means it’s the time to trim the nails of the dog.
Also, I would suggest you get a filer and file the nails of your dog.
If you see extra hair on the feet of a dog, you need to trim them as well.
5. Clean eyes daily
Sometimes, when you don’t trim the hair of your dog regularly they disturb their sight and they can’t see properly.
Plus, you need to clean their eyes regularly to avoid any injury.
6. Keep the anal area clean
Keep the anal area clean to avoid any infection. Also, if you see extra hair growth, you need to trim them.
7. Dental Care
Dental care products are easily available in the pet shops. You should also inquire your veterinarian about the good dental products for your dog.
I have an amazing method to share with you. You can use a gauze pad and dip it in beef or chicken broth then in baking soda and brush it on the teeth of the dog.
Additionally, you can wipe it regularly as it keeps your teeth healthy and away from cavities.
Don't s of Grooming a Wheaten Terrier
As you have read the tips now it's equally important to know what you shouldn’t do while grooming your pet.
- Don’t use human shampoo
- Don’t skip brushing
- Don’t ignore any bad odor (it might be an infection)
- Don’t overuse the blow dryer
- Don’t force your dog
- Don’t use dirty tools
- Don’t trim too close
- Don’t skip professional grooming (once/twice a month)
That’s all folks! Now, as you have an expert opinion you are good to go. Wheaten terrier is such a pretty pet, you should keep it with care and love.
Trim its hair and nails. Do take into account the dental care. Take it to a professional groomer once or twice a month. Now that you have become fully aware of it; happy grooming.