Tuesday, 28 September 2010 22:35

Puppies First Groom

Written by 
Rate this item
(3 votes)

BeforeA puppies first groom is an important day! The first few grooms can set a lifetime of habits, expectations and impact your puppies temperament, confidence and well being.

Patience is key when working with puppies, it is vital to take breaks and engage in meaningful cuddles and positive reinforcements.

Puppies should begin visiting the groomer as soon as they finish their puppy shots.  The first trip should just be a visit with a soft, easy bath, a towel dry on the grooming table and maybe a few nails done.  This first trip is more about acclimation and introduction to Groom Training than about a pretty bath or groom job.

The groomer should talk to the parents about establishing a groom training routine, show the owner the appropriate brush and encourage owner to massage the puppies feet everyday to acclimate them to feet grooming.

A puppy who is expected to grow into an adult dog with long coat and grooming demands should maintain a regular grooming schedule thru puppyhood, ideally every 4 weeks during training then transition to every 6 weeks.

Regular trips to a groomer who is patient and attentive can help your puppy grow into a well adjusted, healthy and beautiful dog.

The gorgeous puppy featured in this article is "Lucy" whose parents have done everything right by beginning her early in doggy daycare and regular grooming!  Lucy loves her groomer and her groomer loves her!

Read 9536 times Last modified on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 19:43
Pet Stylist

Certified Pet Stylists

Website: www.friendlygrove.com

Contact Us

Friendly Grove
2901 Friendly Grove RD NE
Olympia, WA 98506

Fax: 360-352-1254


Phone: 360-352-1322

Facebook ....Pinterest


Your Pet Deserves a Vacation Too!

We offer customizable options for boarding your dog as well standard boarding and daycare.

Online Reservation Requests


Schedule a luxurious spa day for your pet, where each dog receives the show dog treatment. Our goal is for your pet to live life beautifully!

Online Appointment Requests

Hotel Lobby Hours

Monday thru Friday
7:00 am till 6:00 pm
8:00 am till 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed
You are here: Home