Many of us are enjoying certain elements of life in lockdown, such as the ability to spend more time with our dogs. Going out for a long dog walk is almost definitely the highlight of the day.
But with trying to keep outdoor excursions to a minimum, it does make it slightly more difficult to keep our dogs stimulated and entertained. And without the groomers who many rely on for their dogs' cleanliness, things might be getting out of hand!
So read on for FIVE reasons why at-home grooming is a must, especially during this lockdown period:ONE
It's a bonding exercise.
Grooming is an opportunity to spend real quality time with your dog where your attention and focus is completely on them. Wolves and wild dogs groom one another, and it displays a sense of pack unity. I always notice after I bathe Coco (once she's finished zooming around and drying off!) that there is a heightened sense of connection between us.
Flea and tick season is very much upon us, so we need to be extra careful on our nice long daily walks that our dogs are protected. I'm not mad about using the strong chemical repellents and prefer to rely as much as possible on frequent brushing and using our Wild For Dogs products infused with natural insect repellents such a Lavender and Cedarwood Essential Oils.
By grooming and bathing your dog you are establishing trust and the ability to examine them for injuries, thorns and lumps. It's the time of year for those pesky grass seeds that can get stuck in the coat and penetrate the skin causing nasty infections, so this is especially important now when we can't pop to the vet so easily.
Mental stimulation for dogs is also a great way to combat boredom and restlessness. It doesn't always have to be outdoor physical activity - learning to stay calm in the bath and experiencing an activity with you is highly engaging and stimulating.
It's nice to smell nice!
And lastly because being trapped in lockdown with a smelly dog is not fun for anyone! Our range of products is formulated with gentle organic ingredients that don't strip the skin or cause irritation - so you can give a quick rinse as often as you need. We infuse with natural oils that leave a beautiful long-lasting scent, and nourish the skin and coat for the softest freshest cuddles - and no muddy paw prints on the sofa!
So there you have it, five reasons to give at-home grooming a try - let us know how you get on! Shop the Organic Grooming Duo HERE with FREE shipping when you spend £40.