Perhaps you have always assumed that because your dog has short hair, he or she does not need to see the groomer. It is true that your dog won't need regular trims and haircuts like a dog with long hair would. However, there are still some important services that a groomer can provide for them. Take a look:
Dogs' nails grow continually, just like your own fingernails. Most dogs do not do enough running around on hard ground to keep their nails worn down naturally. As such, they need to have their nails trimmed. You can do this yourself at home, as many owners do. However, it can be really nice to instead take your dog to the groomer and let them handle the nail trimming. A professional groomer is likely to get a closer trim, which means your dog will be able to go longer between trimming sessions. They'll also be sure to trim the nail in the appropriate shape so that it wears properly when your dog walks and runs. Also, it can be less traumatic for some dogs to have their nails trimmed by the groomer than by their owner.
Eye Stain Cleaning
Does your dog have red or brown stains towards the inner corners of their eyes? This is a common issue, especially with dogs who have allergies. The stains are mostly a cosmetic issue; they don't really hurt your dog. However, removing them at home can be tough. Groomers have specialized products that can remove the staining from the hair, instantly making your dog look more polished and put together. Since these products need to be used really cautiously around the eyes, it is best to let a professional groomer handle the task.
Dogs' ears can develop wax buildup. Some dogs also get dirt and debris in their ears over time. Cleaning out the ears will give your dog relief from the itching and discomfort, and it will also help prevent infections. A groomer will have the proper tools and products to clean your dog's ears safely and effectively. They can also alert you to any bigger issues, like ear mites, when they're looking at the ears.
Short-haired dogs don't need regular hair cuts, but that doesn't mean you never have to take them to the groomer. A grooming session now and then is a good opportunity for them to enjoy the services above. Contact a pet grooming specialist for more information.