Dog Grooming at Home: The Dos and Don'ts
Don't overwhelm your dog by trying to do too much at once. Don't cut nails too short. Don't use nail clippers with a guard. Don't forget to clean your dog's ears. Don't neglect your grooming tools. Don't give up.
The Ultimate Guide to Dog Cleaning and Grooming
If your dog has any mats or tangles it may be a good idea to give them a nice brush and trim off mats/knots before bath time. Water. Washcloth. Cotton Balls. Shampoo. Massage. Rinse. Conditioner.