I would like to give you the basic conditions here, in which the dog can be raised. I omit the tips on feeding my bitch during pregnancy and raising puppies before wean them, because this is of interest only to the breeder. The lover should not pick up the puppy from the breeder before the age of six or better eight weeks..
Prepare the right angle for your dog's party, which will be his permanent asylum. This place should not be in a sensitive point in the apartment, that it is not an obstacle in the movement of the household members, it cannot be exposed to drafts, it must be away from stove or radiators and should have good access to air and light. Under no circumstances should you locate your dog in the kitchen. He should be with his master as much as possible, and not be condemned to be with other people, often with no passion, and hardly ever the ability to raise a dog. Kitchen dog, it's usually a thief, drifter, mannered by improper handling. So both for hygienic reasons, and educational activities, the kitchen should be a place inaccessible to him. Whoever wants to have a good and devoted friend should take care of it himself. Who doesn't care so much for a companion, what about the employee, he should buy a trained dog or entrust his upbringing to a person, who can do the job.
The best bed for a small dog, is a basket with a pillow stuffed with soft straw, which should be changed frequently, and the basket should be washed with disinfectants. Cover the pillow with a sturdy linen cover and wash it at least once a week. The dog flea does parasite on the skin, but it not only lays eggs on the hair, but also in the cracks of the den and in the bedding, therefore, the owner of the dog should take care of the exemplary cleanliness of the lair. Then, when brushing your pet every day, he will never complain about this scourge, unpleasant for the dog and embarrassing for the educator.
On this occasion, it is worth mentioning the hygiene of the dog's skin. Contrary to many claims, I believe, too frequent bathing is not advisable. In any case, you shouldn't bathe your dog more than what 2 months, and a puppy as little as possible. For bathing, use lukewarm water with the addition of a small amount of Lysol or other non-acute disinfectant and a mild greasy soap. Laundry detergents based on detergents are completely unsuitable for this purpose, because they degrease the hair radically. You need to be careful, so that the soapy water does not get into the eyes, nose and the inside of the ear. Then rinse the dog thoroughly with lukewarm water with a little vinegar or citric acid. The inside of the ear should be carefully cleaned with a damp cotton pad, possibly also saturated with paraffin oil.
Each bath with soap deprives the hair of its natural grease shield and thus becomes more absorbent to moisture., and dirt sticks to her easier. Recently, special shampoos for dogs have been released for sale, simultaneously acting parasiticidal. During summer, you can allow your dog to bathe frequently in the clean river or pond, if he is willing to do so; after such a bath, the dog will run dry quickly. Bathing at home should take place in the evening after the walk; the dog should then be well wiped and protected from cold drafts, until completely dry (for several hours he is not allowed outside). Do not dry your dog in front of the stove, but you can use an electric hair dryer.
Unless frequent washing is advisable, daily cleaning with a soft brush is necessary (possibly also a comb, if the dog has long hair), and after brushing, wiping with a dry chamois or a soft, clean cloth. The less natural conditions the dog lives in (e.g.. in the city), the more attention should be paid to the careful care of his hair. Dogs in the wild don't need such careful care of their hair.
Dogs in the city should be washed after each walk in winter, because salts and other chemical anti-icing agents severely attack the skin of the paws.
Caring for a poodle's wool requires a special skill.
I will not elaborate on this in more detail, as well as about trimming, which should be entrusted to appropriate professionals (dog hairdressers).
The claws of a dog in the wild do not require any treatment, while in a dog kept at home, often, not colliding on its own, due to too little traffic, they become excessively long. So you have to use the right pliers to shorten them to the right length, but be careful, so as not to jam.