Owning a hypoallergenic dog reduces allergy attacks undoubtedly, but the attention required to be given to these dogs increases because of their hair. Their undercoat is pretty thin and the hair is very short, just like humans. Thus shedding is very less but regular trimming of the hair is a necessity.
For these breeds, grooming is essential every three to four months.
If one cannot afford to pay for 3-4 grooming sessions a year, he or she should look for another breed of dog.
There are tools available in the market that help you in grooming your dog, but if you find it difficult to do so or your dog does not cooperate with you then you require a professional groomer. You can get a groomer for your dog from a pet store, online or from the phonebook. Getting a professional groomer is easy, but one who is good at it is difficult.
You should instruct the groomer about how much amount of hair is to be trimmed when you visit the groomer for the first time. After the grooming is done, check whether the cut is even or not and done as instructed by you. Check that the skin of the dog should not have suffered from any cuts during grooming.
If you find the groomer to be a good one, continue with him or her, else look for a new one.
The groomers clip the nails and trim the facial hair too for your dog.
To prevent the clumping of hair to the skin, you need to brush the hair of your dog regularly. This is done so that the dog does not feel uncomfortable and is secure from certain health issues. A grooming brush does not cost much and the groomer will recommend you the right type of brush for your breed of dog. Matting can occur if you brush against the direction of the hair; this should be avoided.
The dog should enjoy when you are brushing him, and it takes only a few minutes of your time to properly brush your dog.
If by mistake the hair gets matted while brushing, the dog will need to take a bath to loosen up the knots. Pulling the tangled part may annoy your do, so be gentle. If the knot does not loosen after your efforts, wait for the next grooming session where the professional will cut the knot.
Brushing and grooming your pet dog is a way of showing your love and care towards him. Not many people can stay when dogs are around, but hypoallergenic dogs do not cause much allergy and allergic people find it safer to be around them. But one needs to take very good care of the skin of hypoallergenic dogs.