How to Care for Your Lhasa Apso Dog

One wonderful dog breed is Lhasa Apso, and this is not just due to its beautiful appearance. Their mischievous and joyful yet aloof and dignified temperament has endeared this breed to the hearts of many. Unfortunately, an Apso dog is very high maintenance and often requires a lot of grooming.

However, this challenge should not be a daunting one if a Lhasa Apso is the dog of your dreams. You are probably wondering why we say this major issue of grooming should not pose a threat to your dreams. Well, it is simple, with the right tips, grooming your opso dog should get easier with time. Luckily, this article will tell you how you can properly care for your Lhasa Apso dog.

How to Groom a Lhasa Apso Dog

3 basic steps have to be taken when grooming your dog; prep work, bathing, and finishing touches.

Prep Work

The foundation of grooming is prep work. Prep work involves cleaning the dog’s teeth and ears and trimming its pads and nails. Some prep work like pulling hair out of the dog’s ear should be left for professionals.

Brushing your dog’s teeth regularly is important to ensure good dental hygiene for your dog. So also is keeping the pads trimmed important to give the dog proper traction on surfaces. Visit this instructional video on how to trim a dog’s pad. Every prep work is important for your pet and so none should be overlooked.


This breed has a dense and thick coat. This texture makes the coat susceptible to tangling and matting. This is why you need to minimize the possibility of tangling the coat while bathing your dog by being very careful.

How to Bath your Dog

Follow the steps below when bathing your Apso dog…

Step 1: Wet the coat and then apply shampoo to it. Ensure you use a downward movement to squeeze the shampoo into the coat.

Step 2: Use your rubber curry to penetrate the coat through to the skin. Like in step 1, this should also be done in a downward motion.

Step 3: Next, apply conditioner to the coat, and like with previous steps, do this in a downward motion.

Step 4: Rinse out the coat as thoroughly as you can. We recommend that you turn down the temperature of the water when you make the last rinse. This will help remove all residuals of the products from the coat.

Step 5: Now that you are done bathing your dog, you would need to dry it. If your dog has a full coat, then you may have to lay it on the side. Then, dry the coat by the layers. Only move to another area when you have completely dried out one area. Special attention should be paid to the dog’s ears and also to the legs, especially the insides.