Dog grooming refers to both the hygienic care and cleaning of a dog, as well as a process by which a dog's physical appearance is enhanced for showing or other types of competition. A dog groomer (or simply "groomer") is a person who earns their living grooming dogs.
Reasons for grooming:
Grooming is a vital part in the well-being and healthiness of a dog which can improve their lifespan. How much grooming a dog needs depends on its breed, age, and health. Regular grooming helps to ensure the dog is healthy and comfortable. While many dogs shed, others such as the poodle, do not shed as profusely and require grooming by a professional every 6–8 weeks maximum.
The main reasons for daily grooming include:
Decreased chance of various health problems, such as thrush, scratches, and other skin problems
General cleanliness of the dog
Monitoring of the dog's health by checking for cuts, heat, swelling, lameness, or changes in temperament, all of which could be indicative of illness
Forging of a closer bond between dog and owner
Reducing infestation load of external parasites on skin
Avoid matting that can potentially cause health concerns like skin irritation or the entrapment of harmful bacteria in the coat.