In adults, the task of home maintenance is very simple if our dog is introduced to the products that we will use and how they are handled. If we have done the maintenance of the Australian Cobberdog as a puppy, we will not have any problem. If when we begin to do the maintenance our dog is already an adult, we will have to have more patience and create the habit of a routine until he gets used to it and the maintenance is considered for the dog as one more activity in his day to day.
Maintenance is necessary for reasons of hygiene and health and these are moments when our dog feels that we are taking care of him, something that he will always thank us for. In addition, if we take him to the groomer, the dog grooming professionals will detect in less than a minute that the dog's family does a good maintenance and the dog will enjoy more of the grooming session that will not involve fighting against knots, something not very pleasant for the dog, but it will be a pleasant spa.
As it is something necessary and that we must do often, the ideal is to associate the maintenance of the dog with something very positive. Rewarding him when we finish the processes that he least likes or combining brushing with pampering moments is a good way for our dog to love this moment and always be willing to be cared for.
The best thing for our dog, whether it is a puppy or an adult, is to do maintenance every day, just after his last walk. It is at that moment when we are going to create the habit in a routine way to maintain it and have those minutes of connection with our dog. However, the our schedules often does not allow us to dedicate time on a daily basis, for those cases it is enough to carry out maintenance two or three times a week. Of course, in puppies it is recommended to do it every day to achieve a perfect socialisation.