Treat a proud dog owner to a dog grooming gift that will keep their beloved pet looking and feeling fantastic.
My Top Dog Grooming Gift Choice
When you hear the phrase 'dog grooming' you might imagine a precious poodle standing on a table having their coat trimmed.
And this may seem a touch overkill and a little vain from the dog's owners.
However, a certain amount of dog grooming is important for every dog.
As not only does this help them to look and smell their best, it plays a big part in keeping them healthy too.
Because bathing them regularly helps to remove dirt and bacteria from their coats, which can cause viruses and illness.
While keeping their nails trimmed helps them avoid painful paws and can prevent the development of joint arthritis.
And brushing and combing them daily removes any matting and knots from their coats, which can bother them.
So grooming your pet shouldn't be seen as a vain and pointless activity, but as one that will help to improve the life of your dog.
And for this reason a gift to help a dog owner to groom their loyal companion is a great thing to give them.
So take a look through the following list of dog grooming gift ideas and pick out something that you'll think they'd appreciate.
1. A Pin And Bristle Dog Brush
The first thing you'll need in your dog grooming kit bag is a high quality dog brush to keep your dog's coat mat-free and looking good.
And one of these brushes will make the ideal gift for any dog owner who is just starting to learn how to groom their dog.
However, there are a few different types of dog brushes, and which one you need will depend on their dogs length and type of hair.
So for a general grooming brush that is suitable for most dogs, you can go for a bristle brush like the Safari pin and bristle combo brush.
As this one has a bristle side that smooths out their coats, but also a wire pin side that is stronger for dematting and good for straightening out curly hair.
But for dogs with longer hair, a slicker brush like this one by Hertzco is a better choice for removing tangles and mats in their coats.
While for dogs with shorter hair, you should go for a curry brush instead, like the Kong ZoomGroom.
2. A Steel Dematting Comb
While dog brushes are great tools for getting rid of mats and knots in a dog's coat, sometimes you need something that's a bit stronger.
Because some mats are too tough for a brush alone, and for these you'll need a dematting comb instead.
As these combs have sharpened teeth that are perfect for breaking up even the toughest tangles and knots.
So, if you know a dog owner whose dog has hair that frequently gets in a tangle, then the Andis Steel dematting comb is a really useful gift for them.
As this comb has both coarse and fine teeth, so it's good for both thin and thick dog hair.
3. A Dog Deshedding Tool
Some breeds of dog will shed hair constantly, which can be a real pain for their owners.
As dog hair gets all over their clothes, carpet, and furniture to the point where they probably wonder where it's all coming from!
So, a deshedding tool makes for a great dog grooming gift for any dog owner.
As this way they can get rid of loose and excess hairs from their dog's undercoat proactively, rather than having to constantly clean them up from around the house.
And a great one to give as a gift is the FURminator deshedding tool.
As this removes loose hairs from the molting dog, but without hurting them or damaging their top coat.
And it has a soft grip handle too, which makes it easy and comfortable for the owner to use.
4. A Pair Of Dog Hair Clippers
Luckily for some dog owners, not all breeds of dog will need to get their hair cut, as some have short-haired coats that don't grow out.
However, if they have a hairy breed of dog, they'll need to take them for regular trims, both for hygiene purposes and to keep them looking good.
As no self respecting dog owner wants their dog to look scruffy and shaggy.
And one way of keeping the costs down when you have a dog like this is by using a pair of electric hair clippers made especially for dogs and giving them a trim yourself.
As these clippers are designed to be able to cut through animal fur, which is denser than human hair.
And a popular choice that will make a good gift to help someone groom their dog at home are the Andis UltraEdge 2-speed dog clippers.
As these clippers are of a professional standard and use detachable blades of varying sizes to get the exact cut they want for their dog.
Giving a smooth and even finish that'll have their dog looking great again in no time at all.
5. Dog Shampoo & Conditioner
A dog owner should aim to bathe their dog every 4-8 weeks depending on their breed, to remove dirt, grime, and other nasties from their coats and skin.
And when doing this they need to use shampoos and conditioners formulated especially for dogs.
As human shampoos and conditioners contain ingredients that can be harmful to some dogs and leave them exposed to bacteria and infection.
So, why not treat a dog owner to a nice set of dog shampoos and conditioners to help them keep their dog clean and looking great.
As this is a gift they'll definitely appreciate if they are into dog grooming.
And there are plenty of options here, with special shampoos and conditioners for different breeds and various purposes, such as getting rid of fleas, soothing allergies, and treating irritated and itchy skin.
Or simply ones for keeping their coats clean, soft, shiny, and free from mats and tangles.
But for a good general purpose dog shampoo and conditioner set, you should check out the Isle of Dogs range.
As these are soft and soothing on a dogs coat, and leave them looking and feeling great to the touch afterwards.
6. A Microfiber Dog Towel
Once you've given your dog a good bath, you'll want something to dry them off with.
Because if you let your dog run off with a wet coat they'll get it filthy again in no time, as they'll frantically try to dry themselves on your carpet, rugs, furniture, or anything else they can find.
So, a microfiber dog towel is a good gift idea for any dog owner.
As these towels are better for absorbing water and drying their hair than human towels.
And they're great to keep in the car for wiping your dog down after walkies at the park.
Plus you don't really want to share a towel with your dog do you?
So, for a dog towel that will do the job of drying them off well after their bath time, check out the Bone Dry microfiber dog towel.
7. A Powerful Dog Hairdryer
While using a dog towel is an effective way of drying a short-haired dog, it may not be as good for a longer-haired dog.
So, a dog owner with a shaggier mutt may need to use a dog hairdryer instead.
And they'll need to use a specific dog hairdryer rather than a human hairdryer, as to dry a dog's coat and undercoat you need high speed air and a lot more power than a normal hairdryer can give you.
So, if you're considering getting one of these as a gift for a dog owner, a good one to get them for home use is the Flying Pig high velocity pet dryer.
As this one has a powerful airflow that can really cut down on drying time.
While the low heat settings are great for keeping dogs comfortable, and mean they won't become overheated as you dry them.
And the long hose and two nozzles that come with this dryer make it really easy to use with your dog too.
8. Some Dog Grooming Wipes
It's a good idea to keep a pack of dog grooming wipes at home and in the car to keep your dog clean and fresh during the day.
As just like children, they have an incredible ability to attract dirt, mud, and other things onto themselves.
So routinely wiping down their muddy paws, cleaning their coats of dirt and oil, or wiping their bums after they've done their business with a fresh wipe is a massive help.
And doing this can also eliminate odors, which can get trapped within a dogs coat over the course of a day.
So, if you want a stocking stuffer dog grooming gift idea, you could get them a few packs of these wipes, with the ones above from Pogi's being a solid and safe choice.
9. A Dog Nail Grooming Tool
Another important aspect of grooming your dog is making sure their nails are nicely trimmed.
And this isn't just for aesthetic purposes, as letting their nails grow too long can be harmful to them, as they can begin to dig into their paws and become easier to break off when playing around.
Plus nails that are too long can force a dog to alter their gait, which can contribute to joint arthritis as they get older.
So, you need to trim their nails regularly for their own sake, and a great way to do this is with an electric nail trimmer such as the Dremel 7300.
As this is a rotary tool that grinds a dogs nails down gently and easily with the minimum fuss, which is great for dogs that hate having their nails clipped.
So it's a great dog grooming gift idea that can also keep the dog healthy.
And a dog with nicely trimmed nails has the added bonus of being less likely to scratch up their owner's furniture and home as well!
10. A Manual Pair Of Dog Nail Clippers
You can also opt to trim your dog's nails the old fashioned way with a pair of shears, scissors, or clippers.
And this may be preferable for some dogs who may get spooked by the noise of an electric nail trimmer.
However, it can also be more difficult, as dogs generally don't like having their paws touched or their nails clipped.
So, a dog owner will need a good nail clipping tool to make sure they can cut their dog's nails without causing them any harm or panic.
And one that gets recommended by professional groomers are the Boshel dog nail clippers.
As these clippers are sharp enough to cut quickly, smoothly and precisely, and they have an ergonomic handle that make them really comfortable and easy to use.
11. Styptic Powder To Stem Nail Bleeding
Accidents do happen occasionally when clipping your dogs nails.
Whether that is by you cutting them too short, or from the dog struggling against you as you try to cut.
And this can lead to bleeding from the nails which is painful for the dog and can be hard to stem.
So, a useful stocking stuffer dog grooming gift idea is to get a dog owner some Miracle Care Kwik Stop styptic powder.
As by applying styptic powder to any nicks, they can quickly stem the bleeding by constricting the blood vessels around the cut.
Which makes this an essential item for any dog groomers cabinet.
12. A Dog Toothbrush & Toothpaste
It's really important that you look after the dental hygiene of your dog.
As letting their teeth become rotten can become painful for them, and makes chewing and gnawing food difficult.
While also not looking good either, and causing their dog breath to spiral out of control.
So, for a well-groomed and healthy pup, a dog owner will need to clean their teeth for them regularly with some specially formulated dog toothpaste.
And a great choice to go for is the Sentry Petrodex enzymatic dog toothpaste.
As this one is great for reducing plaque and tartar build up, doesn't need rinsing after brushing, and has a poultry flavour to it that dogs find appealing.
While for an effective dog toothbrush you can cover all the bases with this set from Boshel.
So, put these together and you have a handy and helpful dog grooming gift.
13. A Book On Dog Grooming
Half the battle with dog grooming is knowing what to do, how to do it, and when to do it.
And this can be confusing for beginners.
As a dogs grooming needs will vary massively depending on their age, breed, size, hair type, and various other factors.
So, a book that can guide a dog grooming beginner into how best to take care of their dog is the ideal gift for them.
As this way they can improve their skills and knowledge, and their dog will have the best chance of looking and feeling their best.
So, why not get a dog owner 'DIY Dog Grooming' by Jorge Bendorsky to get them started.
As this book is packed full of great tips and knowledge on dog grooming essentials, such as bathing, brushing, trimming and clipping.
And it contains plenty of information on how to keep their dog healthy, and for preventing things like fleas, ticks, and dry skin.
So, they'll definitely be on the right track when you give them this book.
14. A Dog Grooming Table
Using a dog grooming table has many benefits when grooming your pooch.
As firstly it raises them to a level that makes it easier for you to do what you need to do without have to bend over or strain yourself.
And having a dog standing on a platform makes them more calm and obedient, which will make it far easier to trim their coats or cut their nails.
So, getting a dog owner a dog grooming table is a nice gift idea if their dog is a little unruly, or if the whole grooming process leaves their body aching afterwards.
And a top one to get them is the Flying Pig dog grooming table.
As this table is made from a stainless steel frame that can hold dogs up to 330 lbs, and has a non-slip rubber surface to keep them safe.
Plus there is a grooming arm with a noose and loop that they can use to keep their dog in place as they groom them.
So, this is a top-notch grooming table that has everything they need to be able to groom their pet more easily.
15. A Gift Certificate For A Professional Dog Grooming Service
Grooming your dog at home is great for keeping them healthy, clean, and looking and smelling good.
However, it can also be a hell of a lot of work and effort.
And there's a certain amount of skill needed to get things like clipping their nails and trimming their coats just right.
So, the final dog grooming gift idea on our list is to give them a gift certificate for a professional dog grooming service.
As this way they can drop their dog off, go and have a coffee and relax, and when they return their dog will be magically transformed.
So this will be a really nice treat for them, even if they are experienced at grooming their dogs.
Because it will give them a break, and the dog will get the best possible pampering into the bargain too.
Dog grooming is about more than just keeping them clean and looking good.
In fact, regular grooming plays a big part in keeping dogs fit and healthy too.
So, a dog grooming gift is always a good idea for any dog owner, as it allows them to take the best possible care of their beloved pups.
And I hope you've found something suitable here that someone in your life and their four-legged friend will appreciate.