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3 Easy At-Home Techniques for Maintenance Between Grooming Appointments

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Advice from Andis Educator, Nicole Kallish

We’re all looking a little rougher around the edges as a result of worldwide shut-downs, quarantines, and safer-at-home initiatives—and that includes our family dogs!

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Luckily, there are a few easy steps you can take at home to keep your dog looking and feeling great until they’re ready to see their favorite groomer again.

1. Brush Away – It is important in-between grooms to brush your dog regularly, especially in spring and fall when shedding coats are at their peak. Make sure to follow up with a comb and get down to the skin. This will prevent your pet’s hair from matting and getting tangled.

Products to Use: Andis Slicker Brush, Andis De-shedding Tool

2.Trim Up – Coat getting out of hand? Use a trimmer for a quick and easy on-the-go clean-up for paw pads, belly, face and behind the ears.

Product to Use: Andis Easy Clip Mini II Trimmer

3. Keep Them Short – If there is a long period of time in-between a groom, it can be beneficial to have a nail grinder to help shorten and round out your pet’s nails before they are clipped at the groomer.

Product to Use: Andis Cordless Nail Grinder

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Nicole Kallish, Manager of Education at Andis Company, attended The Academy of Dog Grooming Arts in Illinois, worked at several shops and kennels. In 2006 she opened and successfully ran her mobile grooming business for 6 years in Illinois then Florida. After selling her mobile business she opened Sarasota Grooming Company which she owned and ran for 5 years. Nicole had worked her way up the ranks in the grooming contest ring earning many 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placements in entry and intermediate levels, including Best Groomed Dog.

Nicole currently owns 3 miniature poodles and is showing Sofia in AKC Conformation and Pippa in many AKC Sports events. 

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