Boxer Dog Training and Grooming
Having short, tight coats, Boxers are relatively low maintenance in the grooming department. However, to keep on top of any shed hair and to make sure a dog’s coat is kept in good condition, they need to be brushed at least once a week. It’s also worth bearing in mind that like all other breeds, Boxers tend to shed more hair during the Spring and then again in the Autumn when more frequent grooming may be necessary.
It’s also a good idea to check a Boxer’s ears on a weekly basis to make sure there is no build up of wax which could harbour a yeast infection. A lot of Boxers have quite a bit of white in their coats which means extra care needs to be taken during the hotter summer months to reduce the risk of a dog suffering from sunburn which is all too commonly a problem with Boxers that boast more white in their coats.
It’s also a very good idea to keep an eye on the condition of a Boxer’s teeth and to teach a puppy that having them regularly cleaned in a good experience right from the word go.
Grooming tools needed for a Boxer
Having the right grooming tools helps keep a Boxer’s coat and skin in top condition. The tools needed to keep a dog’s coat looking good are as follows:
- A grooming glove
- A slicker brush
- A bristle brush
- A fine toothed comb
- Nail clippers
- A pair of round ended scissors
- Dog specific shampoo and conditioner
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