Yorkshire terriers have beautiful flowing coats.These coats need daily care to prevent tangling.You’ll need to wash and trim your dog’s coat to keep it in top shape, and regular brushing is an essential part of grooming.The grooming of your Yorkshire Terrier will keep him happy and comfortable.
Step 1: Make sure your dog’s coat is in good condition.
If your Yorkie’s coat is dry, you should buy a coat conditioner to use before brushing.This helps strengthen the coat.If your Yorkie’s coat is oily, you can skip conditioning.You can make your own conditioner.In a bottle, mix 5 parts water and 1 part dog coat conditioner.
Step 2: You should brush sections of your dog’s coat.
As they tear the coat, use a pin brush with a metal tip and no rubber back.Divide your dog’s coat into sections and brush from the root to the tip.It’s uncomfortable to brush against the coat and can lead to tangles.Natural oils are spread throughout your dog’s coat by brushing it.Your Yorkie’s coat can be damaged by a rubber backed brush.You might want to brush the shoulder where your dog is less ticklish.
Step 3: Work on any knots.
If you find small knots, work away at them with your fingers.If it is stubborn and can’t be worked out, use a comb and slide it between the base of the knot and the skin.Attach a pair of scissors to the comb.The comb protects the skin from being cut when the knot is raised.There are knots in areas where the fur rubs together.To make sure there is no fecal soiling around the anus, check under the tail.If the soiling is extreme, consider bathing your dog or cutting the hair off.
Step 4: Take care of your dog’s face and ears.
The fur of your dog’s face and ears can be removed with a comb.If you accidentally poke your dog in the eye with the comb, work slowly and pay attention.You can use eye wipes to clean the dog’s eyes.It can sting if you get the wipe into the eye.
Step 5: Prepare to wash your dog.
A collar, bows, or dog clothing should be removed from your dog.He should be placed on the floor or grooming table.Lay out a large towel on the floor.It will keep hair off the floor.If you leave him unattended, he could get frightened and jump down, which could lead to injury.Make sure your dog is brushed before you bathe him.If you want to brush your Yorkie again, use a comb and a pin brush.The tangling will be prevented by this.
Step 6: Wet and wash your dog.
Start at the top of your Yorkie’s head.Don’t put water directly into the eyes.To get back to the end of his tail, make sure you wet all the way back.Make a lather from the top of your dog’s neck to the end of the tail by squirting some cleanser into your hands.The ears, legs, chest, belly, featherings, and the rest of the body should be washed.Start at the top and work your way down to the muzzle.Your Yorkie’s coat will be silky and soft if you choose a creamy dog wash.It’s a good idea to use a tearless shampoo on the head.The pH balance is different for humans and could cause irritation to your dog’s skin.
Step 7: Don’t wash the hair.
Use warm, clean water to wash your Yorkie’s coat.The water will run clear if all the suds are removed.The soap could irritate your dog’s skin if you don’t wash it out.It might be easier to wash your dog in the sink.If your dog is larger, you can put him in the tub to rinse, but he may be frightened by the larger space.
Step 8: Take care of your dog’s coat.
If you are using conditioner, put it in your hands.To smooth the conditioner over the dog’s body, begin at the top of the neck and work down to the tail.Get the outside of the ears, legs, chest, and featherings.The conditioner should be set for 5 to 10 minutes.For about 2 to 5 minutes, rinse the conditioner off.
Step 9: Put your dog in a dry place.
Allow your dog to shake the water off first.He has a lot of water in his coat.Rub the dog’s body with a towel for about 20 seconds.By this point, your dog won’t be soaking wet.You can brush your dog’s coat with a pin brush.Don’t forget to pay attention to the featherings, ears, and tail.They should be combed so that they sit straight.You can use your pet dryer or human one on the cool setting if you place it at least 10 inches from the dog.The hair stays straight if you blow dry your Yorkie.
Step 10: You should brush your dog’s teeth.
There are toothbrush and toothpastes that are made for dogs.You may want to buy a tiny finger brush with plastic bristles which is easier to use than a toothbrush.You can clean the tooth brush by running it under hot water for a few seconds and then rinsing it in cold water.This is the time to use it in your dog’s mouth.The high fluoride content in human toothpaste can make your Yorkie sick if he swallows it.
Step 11: Your dog’s teeth need to be brushed daily.
Put a small amount of toothpaste on the toothbrush.You can see the teeth by moving your dog’s lip upward.Since dog toothpastes are designed for your dog to lick away, Rub the toothpaste on the teeth and don’t worry about rinsing.Yorkies are prone to having Tartar build up on their teeth.Gum recession can be caused by this build up.Tartar build up and expensive dental surgeries can be prevented with brushing.
Step 12: A clip.
Attach your dog’s foot to your hand with nail clippers.Pay attention to the shape of the nails.The quick is a blood vessel.Don’t cut this.Cut the tip of the nail.Try buffing the point off the nail with a coarse emery board if you don’t know where the quick is or how far back to clip it.It won’t be fatal if you cut into the quick accidentally.Styptic powder can be used to stop the bleeding.Someone knowledgeable can show you how to clip the Yorkie’s nails.It might be a good idea to have the person hold your dog while you do the trimming.
Step 13: There is something inside your dog’s ears.
Pull the hair out of the ear with your tweezers.Some argue that it can make the ears sore and cause infections.plucking can improve air circulation in the ear canal.Unless your dog gets regular ear infections, many veterinarians advise a middle path.Ear drops can penetrate deeper into the ear canal if plucking helps.
Step 14: Clean the ears of your dog.
You need to use ear wipes or an ear cleaner if you see wax.It is a bad idea to put water into your dog’s ears since it could lead to infections.Rub the cleanser into your dog’s ear in a circular motion.Place a cotton ball under the flap so the solution doesn’t drain out.A clean cotton ball is enough to wipe out any remaining solution.Don’t even try to get a cotton bud into the ear canal.Don’t be afraid to clean your dog’s ears.It is almost impossible to break a dog’s eardrum through a routine cleaning.The eardrum is not accessible if you clean straight down into the ear canal.
Step 15: There is hair on your dog’s feet.
There are grooming scissors with a blunt end.If your dog moves unexpectedly while you’re trimming, this will keep the tips from piercing him.Hold your dog’s foreleg and clip the hair between the pads.The hair on top of the paws should be left alone.If you use other scissors, you may thin your dog’s hair too much.Since the hair on your dog’s feet grows quickly, check the length every month to make sure it doesn’t interfere with his walking.
Step 16: Your dog’s featherings should be clipped.
The beard should be clipped at the same length as the featherings.Even if you’re trying to grow out your Yorkie’s coat, you should occasionally trim the featherings.If that is the case, make sure not to much.Your dog’s featherings need to be clipped.There are reference photos of looks that you like.A popular cut is the puppy dog clip, which has the top third of the ears clipped short and the hair along the jawline is clipped straight.
Step 17: Your dog has a knot.
If you brush the hair thoroughly, there will be no tangles.You can make a ponytail by pulling a section of hair on the dog’s head.To make it appear larger, secure it with a band and tease it.Wrap it around the head with a band, clip, or bow.Adding a few drops of gel will keep hairs in place.You’ll need to groom your Yorkie if he’s a show dog.
Step 18: Every year, have your dog groomed.
It’s a good idea to have your dog groomed at least three or four times a year.If your dog is a show dog, he will need a more complicated trim which involves growing the hair to floor length.A show should be trimmed every few months.