Besides shelter, love, food and water, your dog also needs regular grooming. Just a little effort will keep your dog clean. Follow these steps.
Have your dog sit on a towel as you brush your pet to remove loose hair and dead skin with a brush. Use a slicker brush to remove tangles from long hair.
Swipe a damp cotton ball across your dog's eyes to remove dirt from the corners.
Gently force the dog's mouth open by pressing with your fingers into the corners by the back teeth. Use a special dog toothbrush and toothpaste to clean your dog's teeth. You don't have to brush the teeth, instead just rub the tooth paste across the teeth of the dog. Brushing them will probably cause the gums to bleed.