Here you’ll find information and how-to on grooming the Siberian Husky. The Husky is relatively easy to care for. They are by nature clean and odorless dogs. They clean themselves much like a cat, therefore, require little cleaning from their humans.
Grooming Siberian Husky
Your Siberian Husky’s thick coat not only looks beautiful, but it also keeps them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But you should never have the undercoat of your Husky manually removed or shave her fur. Instead, the secret to keeping your Siberian Husky clean and comfortable is regular grooming and upkeep of her beautiful coat. Here we have 5 steps to groom a Siberian Husky.
Buy an undercoat rake
An undercoat rake is a rake with long teeth set widely apart. It is designed to move past the outer guard hairs on your Husky’s coat and get down to the loose undercoat hairs. Look for undercoat rakes at your local pet supply store.
Get a slicker brush
This is a brush with a slanted head containing fine metal pins set in a rubber cushion. You can purchase a slicker brush from your local pet supply store.
- The slicker brush will pull dead hairs from your Husky’s outer coat and detangle any mats in her undercoat. It also stimulates your dog’s skin and removes dander or dead cells from her skin.
- The cushion will protect your dog’s skin from pressure during brushing.
Buy a Furminator
A Furminator is a special grooming brush. Though not required, a Furminator brush will make grooming you Husky less time-consuming.
Only use a Furminator that is meant for longer dog coats, as a short coat Furminator will damage the longer coat of your Husky.
This is a must for any Husky dog owner. Look for a high-quality vacuum like a Dyson, with an animal attachment. Though a good vacuum can be expensive, they should last you for a very long time and will help you rid your home of dog hair.
- A vacuum will also be essential for cleaning up after a grooming session.
Gather your other supplies
In addition to the specialty grooming supplies mentioned above, you will also need basic supplies like:
- Organic Dog shampoo
- Lots of towels
- A portable hair dryer or a large blower
- A small pair of scissors
- Nail clippers
- Dog treats to reward your Husky after the grooming session