A lot of people take their Yorkies to get groomed by professionals.
There is good reasons as to why we do this and when you go fetch your Yorkie after their groom you’ll understand it!
Below we have featured an adorable video showing an adorably sassy Yorkie getting an amazing grooming transformation.
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For a step by step guide on how to groom your Yorkie, read below!
Grooming plays a crucial role in keeping your Yorkshire Terrier healthy and looking their best.
With their long, silky coats, regular grooming is essential to prevent matting and maintain their overall appearance.
In this tutorial, we will provide a step-by-step guide to help you groom your Yorkshire Terrier at home. Let’s get started!
Dog shampoo formulated for Yorkshire Terriers
Dog conditioner (optional)
Dog grooming scissors
Styptic powder (in case of nail bleeding)
Ear cleaning solution
Treats for rewards and positive reinforcement
Step 1: Preparing the Yorkie
Ensure that your Yorkshire Terrier is calm and relaxed before you begin grooming. Find a quiet and comfortable space for the grooming session.
This will help create a positive and stress-free experience for your furry friend.
Step 2: Brushing the Coat
Start by gently brushing your Yorkshire Terrier’s coat with a slicker brush.
This will help remove any loose hair and detangle any knots or mats. Pay close attention to areas prone to matting, such as behind the ears, under the legs, and around the tail.
Use a fine-toothed comb to further remove any remaining tangles.
Step 3: Bathing
Fill a basin or sink with warm water and carefully place your Yorkshire Terrier in it. Wet their entire body, avoiding the head and ears.
Use a Yorkshire Terrier-specific shampoo to lather their coat, working it in gently. Be cautious not to get shampoo in their eyes or ears. Rinse thoroughly to ensure no residue is left behind.
You can apply a conditioner if desired, following the product instructions. Rinse once again to remove all the product.
Step 4: Drying the Coat
Wrap your Yorkshire Terrier in a clean, absorbent towel to remove excess water. Avoid vigorous rubbing to prevent tangling.
If your Yorkie is comfortable with the noise, you can use a hairdryer on a low heat setting to dry their coat. Be careful not to get too close to the skin and keep the dryer moving to avoid overheating.
Step 5: Trimming the Coat
Using dog grooming scissors, trim the hair on the ears, paws, and around the eyes to prevent it from obstructing their vision.
Be wary when trimming around sensitive areas and take it slow to avoid accidents. Regularly check for and trim any hair that grows too long between grooming sessions.
Step 6: Nail Care
Gently hold your Yorkshire Terrier’s paw and trim the nails using dog nail clippers. Be sure not to cut too close!
If you accidentally cut too deep and the nail bleeds, apply styptic powder or cornstarch to stop the bleeding. Reward your Yorkie with treats and praise to create a positive association with nail trimming.
Also remember not to rush it, as patience goes a long way.
Step 7: Cleaning the Ears
Using an ear cleaning solution recommended by your veterinarian, moisten a cotton ball and gently clean the outer part of your Yorkshire Terrier’s ears.
Avoid inserting anything into the ear canal. If you notice any redness, swelling, or discharge, consult your vet as it may indicate an ear infection.
Regular grooming is essential for maintaining the health and appearance of your Yorkshire Terrier.
By following these step-by-step instructions and establishing a grooming routine, you can keep your furry friend looking their best.
Remember to always prioritize their comfort, use appropriate grooming tools, and reward them for their cooperation.