Start Off Puppy Grooming On A Good Paw!

Start Off Puppy Grooming On A Good Paw!

Did you know you can start your puppy with grooming as soon as sixteen weeks?! Picking a professional groomer from a reputable establishment is key to maintaining a healthy coat and fostering a long-lasting relationship built on trust and good care.

Did you know you can start your puppy with grooming as soon as sixteen weeks?! Picking a professional groomer from a reputable establishment is key. Make sure to ask how long they have been grooming and if they have experience with puppies. Seeing a portfolio is a plus!

When booking your puppies first appointment, start off with “puppy’s first groom or face, feet, fanny.” This will ease your puppy into grooming. Training with the use of sharp, noisy objects can be challenging as the sounds of the clippers, blowers, and scissors are unfamiliar to puppies and can sometimes be scary. Also touches such as holding the chin and feet are new to puppies. These are areas they struggle with most so allowing them time to adjust is important and may require more time with the groomer.

Consistency is vital when setting up your pup to the road to positive grooming experiences! It's also important to remember that grooming doesn't only happen in the salon, daily brushing and combing is required to maintain a happy healthy coat. Don’t hesitate  to ask your groomer about tips and equipment suggestions to continue grooming in your home.

Most breeds require grooming every four to six weeks. Please consider keeping your puppy with the same groomer so your puppy will develop a long-lasting relationship with their groomer, helping to make each experience and overall appearance better than last. 

 

Comments

  1. Jilly Mucciarone Jilly Mucciarone

    This article is well-written and spot on! The connection between groomer and at home coat care is so important for puppies! Great read!

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