Many pet owners are starting to realize that grooming their pets at home is not only significantly cheaper, but also presents a good opportunity to bond with your dog. If you're going to groom your pet at home, you'll need a homemade dog grooming kit to keep all of the necessary tools on hand and organized.
There's a lot of freely available information online on how to groom dogs at home, which dog grooming equipment to use, and how to do it all safely. Once you've done the research, you can start caring for your dog's coat, nails, teeth and ears at home without having to pay a professional groomer.
Everyone's homemade dog grooming kits will be a little bit different. The great thing about this DIY option is that you can customize the tools you include to meet your dogs' needs. You should include all of the products in this guide, but also feel free to include any other dog grooming supplies that are unique to your dog's individual needs.
Homemade Dog Grooming Kit
- grooming wipes
- waterless shampoo
- ear cleaner
- nail clippers or nail grinder
We've published a number of guides for purchasing the right tools for your dog. You can check out these resources for more information on specific dog grooming supplies:
- How To Pick the Right Toothbrush for Your Dog
- How To Choose the Best Dog Nail Clippers
- Types of Dog Grooming Brushes and Their Uses
There are other dog grooming supplies items that you may want to include in your kit, if you'll need them. Hair clippers, scissors, an electric dryer, a dog grooming mitt, a dog grooming table and an elevated dog bathtub are all things that you may choose to include.
There really is no hard and fast rule about what you should put in your homemade dog grooming kit. Any supplies that you use to groom your dog can and should be included. I keep my dog grooming kit in a small reusable shopping bag. Everything fits well, and it's easy to carry around.
If grooming your dog requires a lot of equipment or large items, like a dog grooming table, you may want to find an area in your home to set up a dog grooming area. You can keep all of your supplies organized in one area of your home, so you'll know right where it is when you need it.