Pomeranians are small, fluffy dogs which are highly cute and which look good tucked under anyone’s arm. For this reason they are popular as fashion dogs and many people use them as a way to accessorise their outfits. For this use however it is important for your pomeranian to look its very best, which is why we will address how to groom them here and to get that fluffy big-haired look.
Step 1 – Wash
The first thing to do is to wash your pet pom. There are many good grooming products available for purchase from pet stores and spending a little more here will result in a better looking pup at the end. Avoid getting water or product into their eyes, ears or noses.
Note: If your pom suffers from fleas then you can address this by using a fine comb and some specific products designed to smother the parasites.
Step 2 – Dry
Next you should dry your pom with an absorbent towel. Be gentle but thorough to prevent them from running around cold and wet. Next you should comb their hair with a soft comb, making sure to follow the direction of their hair growth and using an upward motion. If you find any tangles then don’t pull to hard.
Now you will want to finish that look by blow drying your pet which will create that fluffy look and make the hair feel really soft. You can use a human hair dryer on a low heat, or you can purchase a dryer designed specifically for dogs such as a Metro Airforce Commander Blaster Dryer.
Stage 3 – Cutting
The above two steps will be all you need to keep your pom looking fluffy and smelling fresh. If you want them to have stylish hair dos and you want to make the most of all that soft fur, then take your pet to a professional groomer and they will trim and style your little friend for you.
If you want to have a go yourself then you should do so immediately after washing and drying them. Make sure you have a pair of small sharp scissors (to prevent them pulling the hair) and get your dog to sit down and stay still (not always an easy task). Pinch their ears between a finger and thumb then to make sure that you don’t accidentally cut them, and then trim gently around the rest of the protruding hair. Most people will aim to create a circular look for their pomeranian, but it is of course entirely up to you.
Make sure though that you clear the hair out of the way of their eyes and from under their stomach to ensure they are healthy and not hindered by excess fluff. If you struggle or aren’t confident with this, then make sure to use a professional dog groomer.
Stage 4 – Nail Trimming
Then you need to trim your dog’s nails, and again this can be done by you or left to your groomer. If you want to do it yourself then you will need to buy some clippers specifically for small dogs (or cat clippers will do). Be gentle and make sure your pup is comfy and avoid cutting too close to the toe which can cause bleeding. If you want to avoid problems then try filing the nails down after trimming.
Stage 5 – Teeth Cleaning
Lastly you may wish to clean your pomeranian’s teeth. This is however relatively optional and if you give your dog some chews to play with then these should encourage the flow of saliva and prevent them from needing actual brushing.