Brushing is not reserved for long-haired dogs. Grooming for short-haired breeds should also include brushing, as this removes loose hair and various dirt from the dog’s coat, reducing the need for frequent bathing (which, as we will see below, should be avoided).
Brush right down to the skin, especially gently on the sensitive underside of your dog’s belly. Thus, besides hygienic function, you will do massaging action, improving the pet’s blood circulation.
In terms of tools, long-haired breeds require pin brushes, while short-haired breeds need bristle brushes. Particularly useful are self-cleaning combination brushes, suited to both short and long-haired pets (especially if you have several dogs with different coat lengths).
Brush your dog several times a week, although it would be best to give him these ‘massage sessions’ every day.