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Homemade Dog Grooming Kit: How To Make One

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

homemade dog grooming kitThe supplies you'll need to include in your DIY dog grooming kit will depend on your dog's coat type, breed and size. The basic tools that every pet owner will need to include in their kit are:

  • brush(es)/comb(s)
  • grooming wipes
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • waterless shampoo
  • towel
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrush
  • 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:

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.

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Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.