Smooth haired Dachshunds are low maintenance in the grooming department thanks to their coats being so short. A quick brush over with a chamois leather keeps their coats gleaming. However, these little dogs love the one-to-one contact they get during a grooming session and it allows owners to check their dog’s skin and to make sure there are no lumps and bumps developing anywhere on their body.
Puppies need to be taught that grooming is an enjoyable experience from an early age so they look forward to being brushed and don’t get upset when their ears or feet are touched. It’s a good idea to check a Dachshunds ears on a regular basis and to clean them when necessary.
Grooming tools needed for a Dachshund
Sharing a home with a Dachshund means investing in the right grooming tools to keep their coats and skin in good condition. Regular grooming sessions also help keep an eye out for any skin conditions that may be flaring up and to catch a problem before it becomes harder to treat. The grooming tools needed for a Dachshund are as follows:
- A slicker brush
- A bristle brush
- A chamois leather
- A grooming glove
- Nail clippers
- A pair of round ended scissors
- Dog specific shampoo and conditioner