Keeping your dog groomed is a part of responsible pet ownership. But anybody who has tried to groom their dog knows how challenging that can be. Some dogs require their owners to have more arms than an octopus to keep them calm and restrained during the grooming process, most especially nail clipping. If your dog isn’t calm and quiet during the grooming process, it can result in injuries to both you and your dog. Keeping your dog clean and groomed can be a very challenging process, but with the right tools, you can keep your pet clean and groomed.
While it’s true that some dogs enjoy the grooming process and can remain calm, most don’t, and in that case, it’s smart to invest in a dog grooming sling. You may have seen them if you’ve taken your pet in for a professional grooming. A dog grooming sling will allow you to keep your pet safe and secure during grooming. The sling will hold your dog securely and prevent unnecessary movement. It certainly makes the grooming process easier on both you and your pet. These slings are also beneficial if you have an older dog or a dog who has difficulty in standing, or in case your pet is injured and cannot support himself completely while standing.
The sling will help to keep him elevated and secure. It is important to note that in addition to the sling, you will need some type of arm, or bar that you use to suspend your dog. This bar, coupled with the sling essentially elevates your dog off the table, and takes away his ability to run or squirm. There are some frames that fit into a door frame as well. This type of arm may be less practical if you want to keep some type of table underneath your dog.
Dog grooming slings come in a variety of sizes and styles and, and the internet is filled with directions for making your own. The best dog grooming sling will be made with durable materials with strong buckles and fasteners. Stay away from slings that are cheaply made and have plastic buckles and fasteners. They may not hold up too long. You’ll want to make sure you get the right sized grooming sling for your dog. There’s no point in putting your Corgi in a sling made for a dog the size of a St. Bernard, and in fact using the wrong sized sling can harm your pet.
The best dog grooming sling is the one that best meets the needs of you and your pet. It will be of sturdy material and will comfortably support your pet during the grooming. Clipping nails, cleaning ears, and brushing your dog’s teeth will be a breeze with a dog grooming sling. It is important to remember, just like you wouldn’t leave a child unattended in a bath tub, don’t ever leave your pet unattended in a dog grooming sling. The sling is there to keep your pet safe during the grooming process.