Only a healthy, groomed coat can take over the natural "protective function" against cold, sun, wind and rain.
In recent years, more and more dog breeds are being bred with a particularly large/thick Coat. Therefore coat care has become more important than ever.
Good shampoos, which are moisturising and have a pH value of at least 7.0 - 7.5 and well-functioning brushes help you to care for your pet properly. Spray's and conditioners help to get through the coat easily.
If your dog is dirty after a walk, especially in winter, you can give him a bath. It does not have to be done every day with shampoo, but can be done every 2 to 6 weeks.
It is important that you always brush your dogs fur after the bath to prevent felting.
Your dog trusts you! The more often you practice grooming, such as brushing and bathing, the more relaxed your pet will be. Reward him/her with an especially tasty treat so that he/she combines it with positive feelings.
Many dogs romp around, over fields and meadows, that may have been sprayed with poisonous chemicals. Dogs that live in the city get the exhaust fumes from cars and fine dust. It is therefore more important that you bathe your pet regularly and wash down the dirt.
Your pet lives with you under one roof. This means that you cuddle him/her on the couch, and sometimes your dog sleeps in your bed or lies on the sofa.
In addition, heating air dries out the fur and it can become brittle and knotted.
That is why coat care is incredibly important! You may bathe your dog every 2 - 6 weeks depending on the dirt or smell. The natural change of coat is supported by a clean, loose coat and usually does not take that long.
It should become a daily ritual that you "palpate" your pet more precisely when petting it, whether it has any parasites, such as ticks or fleas, or even felted fur. Daily brushing of long-haired dogs is necessary so that nothing gets knotted. Washing every 2 - 6 weeks with good dog shampoo promotes the health of the dog.