Collie Care: Specialist Tips
Caring for a long-haired collie will take you time and effort.
In the photo: long-haired collie
The most thorough care requires the coat of a long-haired collie.
A long-haired collie should be brushed regularly with brushes with small and large teeth. Electrification of the coat can be reduced by spraying the dog with a spray gun. Combing begins with the head and ends with the tail.
The long-haired collie sheds 2 times a year, and the entire apartment at this time will be covered with wool. Therefore, during molting, comb a long-haired collie twice a day. But from the hair of a pet you can knit warm things, which, according to many, also have a healing effect.
Trim the hairs on the ankles, legs, ears of the dog.
Bathe a long-haired collie infrequently. Required bathing days mark the end of molting, estrus or childbirth. Of course, before the shows, the dog also takes a bath. Before bathing, a long-haired collie is carefully combed so that the wool does not slip into tangles. In addition to shampoo, you can use conditioner.
However, care for a long-haired collie is not limited to grooming.
Regularly clean the eyes and ears of the long-haired collie; if necessary, trim the claws.
Teach your pet to wash your paws after a walk. Inspect the paw pads: for cuts, abrasions, splinter.
A long-haired collie will not live in a booth or aviary. Think about where you will arrange a comfortable place before the pet appears at your place.
The long-haired collie needs long walks, outdoor games, and training.