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Grooming A Husky At Home: From Brushing to Bathing, A Total Guide!

Huskies originated in northern Asia as competitive sled dogs. The snow-filled history of the Huskies may also account for their beautiful, glamorous coat that makes them so noticeable. Although Huskies’ fur may be beautiful, to keep the coats safe and under control, they also need regular grooming. Therefore, grooming a husky at home is vital to keeping your husky grooming needs in check!

grooming a husky at home

If you are planning to bring a Husky dog into your furry family, it is a great decision. Huskies are smart, lively, polite, and pack dogs.  They become friendly with everyone. However, the lovable nature of each Husky often comes with a heavy coat of hair that you will be responsible for preserving. While Husky grooming is indeed a small price for their loyalty and dedication, learning to groom a husky is necessary so that you can make their coat clean and prevent husky shedding all over your house.

Grooming A Husky At Home

The thick coat of your Husky makes them feel fresh in the hot summer and warm during the winter. The key to a good fur is grooming and the routine maintenance by brushing and a balanced diet. You can help them to have a more powerful cooling or heating system by taking care of their body temperature. It is easy to do the grooming of a Husky at home by just following some simple steps.

Taking Care of Your Husky Coat

Teaching your Siberian husky to embrace getting brushed and lying or standing calmly during the whole process is the secret to a happy Husky grooming. Wild huskies also conduct grooming sessions on one another and promote social harmony and hierarchy.

You should undertake quick grooming sessions to keep the coat clean and healthy once a week. When winter turns colder, many people seem to forget about their husky grooming, and it is a huge mistake. If the coat is not frequently brushed, during the wet months matting will begin to destroy the insulating qualities of the coat. It will make your husky very cold. You should take care of some steps while brushing your husky.

Things You Will Need:

  1. An Undercoat Rake
  2. A Slicker Brush

Brushing a siberian husky

Brushing your Siberian Husky before giving them a good bath will enable you to get the coat clean and gives untangle hair. It is an essential part of Husky grooming.  Brushing removes loose hair too before your husky gets wet. The brushing process can become hard for you after the coat gets wet. 

To brush your Husky’s coat (And reduce husky shedding):

  •  Start brushing with a big-toothed comb, especially one with round teeth will help to break up any tangles and mats.  
  • Then continue to thoroughly brush the hair, in the direction of hair growth. Do a small section at a time. Make sure that the whole husky is groomed, including the chest and under the tail where mats sometimes hide!
  • A flea inspection should be included in your grooming routine. Use a wide-toothed steel flea comb and hold a glass of warm water to drop the fleas bearing comb in. The fleas will drown.  

Grooming A Husky For Summer

Grooming a Husky for Summer is, of course, going to be similar to the way you will groom your Husky the rest of the year. However, you will have to pay more attention to two pieces of your Husky’s grooming routine: You will need to brush their coat more often & bath them more frequently. This is because your Husky will be warmer during the summer months, and so Husky shedding will be more of an issue during the warmer months. In addition, your Husky will sweat more during the Summer, which will lead to more sweat and grime being trapped in their coat.

Because of this, it is a good idea to have your Husky’s fur cut when temperatures start to rise. This way, your Husky stands a better chance of staying cool and clean. Other than that, however, grooming a husky for summer will look the same as your regular home grooming routine.

 

Bathing a Siberian Husky

Normally, you do not have to bathe a Husky more than two times a year unless he has fleas or gets very filthy. If either of these things happen, it is fine to bath your Husky more often.

Bathing your Husky dog too much will make his skin and fur dry, and dull. Be careful – This is not what you want! Everybody loves the luscious, shiny coat of a husky, so be careful to preserve it.

Husky dogs do not have a super sticky coat; therefore, they do not have as noticeable dog’s odor at all. So, grab your favorite shampoo for dogs, and let us get started.

Things you will need:

  1. A quality dog shampoo  
  2. Fluffy and dry towels  
  3. A hairdryer (If your Husky is okay with it!)

While grooming your Husky, a nice organic shampoo will clean his skin and coat well. It’s a long story as far as labels and styles go, and it might change depending on what you can get in stock or at the pet supply store.  

It is worth remembering that husky dogs do not usually need a specific shampoo or anything. You will need a shampoo of good quality, but beyond that, more high-quality brands are perfectly fine for your Husky!

Steps To Properly Bath Your Siberian Husky

  1. Position your Husky in the bathtub which has some warm water in it already.
  2. With warm water, wet your Husky’s coat. Do not forget to wet their head but be careful to prevent getting water in the eyes or ears of the Husky. To stop this, turn his head accordingly.
  3. The undercoat requires plenty of water. Make sure that the coat is completely wet.
  4. Apply the dog shampoo against their damp coat in a circular motion
  5. Be consistent, but do not scrub too hard to make your Husky uncomfortable. Give your dog a good cleaning!
  6. With the showerhead, wash the shampoo off. There could be several rinses required as the coat is quite thick. Please ensure to get as much amount of the shampoo out of the hair as possible.
  7. Get some nice dry towels and begin to dry your Husky’s coat. A blow dryer is also useful if the dog likes it. Be sure to dry your dog completely, so it will not get filthy while sitting on a dusty surface.
Portrait black and white Husky dog in the background of winter forest.

Caring For Your Siberian Husky’s Nails / Paws

During grooming your Husky, trimming the hair on their feet is an optional step that will just need to be performed a few times a year.

Huskies were raised around frozen terrain to pull sleds. The Siberian Husky established the characteristic of growing long hair between their toes to shield their pads from cold weather and ice. If this fur is not trimmed, it may look like your dog has his slippers on. This hair can be cut off with a small grooming scissor until winter is over. It will not harm your dog or anything and makes walking over tile or other floors much easier for them. When the dog is out and runs through mud or other slippery surfaces, it also stops the mud from caking in his feet.

Things you will need:

  1. A pair of small scissors
  2. A good vacuum cleaner

Steps to trim Husky’s toes

  1. Get a tight grip on your Husky’s foot, but not too hard.
  2. Trim the longer bits first if your Husky has incredibly long hair.
  3. Cut the hair around his pads and between his nails until the pads can be easily seen. Be alert and pay special attention to where you are cutting as you do not want to clip his footpads. 
  4. The Husky’s feet will look well treated and clean once the trimming process is done. Even, you will find that your Husky walks better on slippery surfaces after this session.

Cutting Husky Hair

If you are interested in cutting your Husky hair, you should do so cautiously. Huskies were specifically bred to have dense, long coats to protect them from cold climates. Because of this, Huskies have adapted to literally need their fur in order to stay healthy. You should never shave your husky, as doing so can cause serious skin damage. If you think your husky needs a trim, you should take them to a professional first to see how little fur they trim away. Cutting Husky hair is not a good idea for beginners, and should be avoided until you know exactly what you are doing.

Siberian Husky Nail care

Be careful while clipping the toenails of your Husky. When grooming a husky at home, cutting their nails is the most risky part of your husky grooming. Care must be taken when cutting their nails to ensure you do not accidentally hit a vein in your Husky’s toes. 

Because of this, you will also need to make sure that your Husky (And you!) are calm during this process. A restless Husky increases the chances that your dog or you could be injured.

Things you will need:

  1. A high-quality dog nail clipper.

Trimming A Siberian Husky Nails

  1. Take a glance for his live quick, with pink color. You will notice your Husky’s nails are mostly white, but will fade to pink. Be sure to cut well above this pink coloration, as the pink is where your Husky’s blood vessels are.
  2. You should clip the nail of your Husky not closer than two millimeters from the flesh under his nail.
  3. Take him to the groomer or veterinarian if you are uncomfortable doing this and see the way they do it first. Watching a vet calm your Husky and professionally clip their nails can be a big help to you.
  4. Most often, Huskies are not too willing to have their toenails trimmed. Be ready for a stubborn dog. Ensure that he is happy with you touching and treating his toes.

Husky Dog Dental Care

 Dental health is a major component of the general wellness of your dog and must not be ignored. It becomes more important if you have a Siberian husky, which is more susceptible to dental disease than other breeds. Recently, vets have been promoting the importance of keeping dogs’ teeth clean as a vital part of their overall wellness.

Although your vet will typically suggest a profession annual dental cleaning, many simple things can be done at home to take care of your Husky’s teeth.

Things you will need:

  1. A good dog toothpaste
  2. A high-quality dog toothbrush

Steps to brush Husky’s teeth

  1. The first perfect thing is to incorporate the taste of toothpaste as they are available in a variety of good tastes.
  2. You can rub your finger over his upper teeth and gum after that. This method can be repeated until you know that your Husky is ready to brush their teeth.
  3. Using the toothbrush, let the bristles of the toothbrush settle on the upper backside of his teeth, which is along the gum line. It will be slightly angled. The bristles will enter the underneath part of his gum line with the right placement of the brush.
  4. Brush into circular motions along his gum line. Do not keep brushing for a very long time as moderation is the key to everything.
  5. End up brushing after almost thirty seconds, do that. Brushing your Siberian Husky’s teeth should be done twice a week to improve their teeth’s strength and cleanliness.
groom a husky at home shedding

The Benefits of Grooming A Husky At Home

At the end of the day, grooming a husky at home is not a difficult process – It just takes your time and patience! Of course, you could take your Husky to a professional to have all of things done for you. However, in the long run, it will be easier on you (And your wallet!) to simply learn how to take care of these basic Husky grooming needs on your own.

While some things are fairly simple issues, such as Husky shedding, learning to properly bath and trim your Husky’s fur may take time. Do not give up! With time, you will be able to groom your Husky at home without any issues!

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