Buying Equipment For Your Shih Tzu Grooming Salon
It is a good idea to do several months of training and an apprenticeship before purchasing equipment for your Shih Tzu Grooming Salon. Concentrate on the basics and gradually add to your grooming kit. Always buy the best equipment you can afford, and upgrade when possible. Spending a little more money on higher-quality equipment may help prevent repetitive strain injuries. Certainly, buy the best-quality clippers for your Shih Tzu Grooming Salon.
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Introduction To Shih Tzu Grooming
Shih Tzu Grooming Is Art, Skill, Trade and a Profession
Shih Tzu grooming can be compared to human beauty culture because it is the beautification of the Shih Tzu breed. The art of Shih Tzu grooming is aimed at creating a reasonable facsimile of a normal specimen of the Shih Tzu breed. The attendance of Shih Tzu American Kennel Club dog shows is an excellent place to observe first hand the best specimens of the Shih Tzu breed.
There are basic steps applicable to grooming the Shih Tzu as well...
Shih Tzu Grooming Behavior Modification Tips
Does your Shih Tzu wiggle and squirm, back off and fight you what seems every bit of the way when you try to groom him or her?
First examine your own technique. Are you being a little too rough?
It is also true that some Shih Tzu never do get to like or learn to like grooming sessions. These Shih Tzu will require extra patience and most likely extra work on your part to actually get them groomed.
Some Shih Tzu will try every trick they can think of to hamper your progress. Some of my Shih...
Getting A New Shih Tzu Puppy To Tolerate Grooming
All Shih Tzu puppies need to learn to tolerate grooming at an early age. Grooming your Shih Tzu is more than cosmetic. A matted Shih Tzu is uncomfortable and subject to skin irritations and infections.
Unclipped toenails will grow and curve, distorting the Shih Tzu's foot to the point of crippling. Dirty ears can become infected and induce pain-related aggression and/or hearing loss. Lack of grooming can cause a Shih Tzu serious discomfort.
Shih Tzu is not born with warm feelings toward...
Shih Tzu Show Dog Judging For Coat Texture And Proper Handling
Proper coat texture of your show dog Shih Tzu will be checked during the show dog judge's examination. Proper coat texture of a show dog Shih Tzu should be lustrous. A lustrous Shih Tzu show dog coat is achieved by good nutrition, and high quality grooming aids. Good coats are also passed down through lines of selectively breeding Shih Tzu with good coats. With the improvement in dog nutrition and grooming aids today, however, there is really no excuse for a show dog Shih Tzu not to have a...
Life With The Shih Tzu Part I
If you want that perfect show dog look in your Shih Tzu you might as well relax to the fact that it involved brushing, brushing, brushing, and daily brushing. A thorough head-to-tail groom is often needed at least every other day if not ďdaily.Ē However, Shih Tzu coat textures are very different. You might get by with once weekly brushing if the Shih Tzuís coat is the type of texture that does not mat and tangle easily.
If you have only one Shih Tzu, grooming should not be a problem. It can...
Tips Of How To Achieve A Beautiful Coated Shih Tzu
There is nothing more beautiful than a just groomed and well groomed Shih Tzu. A Shih Tzu is a beautifully-coated dog. When you take the time to cultivate the Shih Tzu's thick, luxurious coat it is truly a joy to behold.
Once the Shih Tzu's coat is ruined or let go almost beyond repair, the Shih Tzu's coat take endless time and energy to restore to its original beauty. Therefore, it is wise to take a little time each day to keep your Shih Tzu's hair in top condition. This, of course, is...
Life With The Shih Tzu Part III
In part II of this series of articles we started discussion about the Shih Tzu topknot. Follow the steps below to create a Shih Tzu topknot:
1. Take the hair for the topknot from above the nose and eye. Be careful to not draw up any beyond the outer corner of each eye or back of the ears. If the Shih Tzuís head is small, take up less and make a narrow topknot. When you place a band be careful to not place it too tight. The skin can become sore and the Shih Tzu will most likely attempt to...
The Melody Of Brushing And Combing Your Shih Tzu
These five steps are the fundamentals of Shih Tzu and any dog breed grooming procedure is:
1. Brushing and Combing 2. Bathing 3. Blow Drying 4. Ear Cleaning 5. Nail Trimming
The Shih Tzu is typical of a longhaired breed requiring constant coat care and most frequently require services of a professional groomer.
Brushing and combing melody: Brushing out the coat of a Shih Tzu is the most important step in Shih Tzu dog grooming. The importance of regular Shih Tzu brushing is underscored...
Preserving The Show Dog Shih Tzu s Coat
The Shih Tzuís coat for the show rings requires extra care. Some show people actually keep their Shih Tzu confined and caged to preserve the coat, or they wrap the coat or oil it. Those who do keep their show Shih Tzu confined and caged pay a price in loss of muscle tone in their dogs. Not all show people practice these methods for preserving their Shih Tzuís long show dog coats. It is also a myth that all show people do not allow their show Shih Tzu to go for long walks, to play and just in...