Once you've successfully acclimated your pup to all-around handling, at or around the 10-12 week mark, you can take her in for the first grooming session (often after the second round of shots). At the latest, the first grooming is recommended before 16-weeks of age. As a general rule, puppies should be no more than 16 weeks old, as younger pups are easier to train. They also need to have had all of their shots before being groomed for the first time. The initial grooming sessions should be kept short and sweet. On the big day, when the puppy first arrives to be groomed, groomers should start by slowly introducing themselves to the little one by speaking in a soft, soothing voice, petting and cuddling the puppy and playing with them for a bit. By gaining their trust, the groomers enable the puppy to regard grooming as a fun, enjoyable experience.Saying this, grooming is without a doubt necessary for our dogs, just like we need haircuts our pets need grooming to keep tidy and clean. It is not only a matter of their physical appearance but it is important to keep your pet groomed for its own hygiene.Your puppy’s first visit should be relaxing and fun. Lots of cuddles, treats, a gentle bath, dry and groom can be completed depending on how they react to each of the stages. We will always groom at your puppy’s pace. They are gently introduced to having their nails clipped, ears cleaned as well as the sound of the clippers and dryer.
How old should a puppy be to get groomed?
To get your puppy used to grooming, start grooming it as early as possible. Ideally, your puppy should be ready for a full grooming session by the time it’s 16 weeks old. Help it learn to enjoy grooming by offering rewards and treats before, during, and after each step of the process.
How do you groom a puppy for the first time?
A good groomer will most likely want to warm your puppy up to grooming with abbreviated sessions. They might first start out with a bath. The next time you come in, they’ll give them a hair trimming. The idea is to expose the more intense parts of grooming to a puppy slowly.
Is professional dog grooming necessary for puppies?
Professional grooming is an important aspect in the care of many dogs, especially those with long coats. The earlier your puppy gets used to grooming appointments the quicker he'll adjust to them, and that's not a bad thing. If you get your puppy acquainted with the grooming salon at a tender age, it generally is easier on him in the long run.
What should I expect at my first dog grooming appointment?
The very first grooming appointment is an introduction to the puppy and the owner to the world of grooming. The puppy with be introduced to a bath, blow drying, nail clipping, and slight trimming. We do not recommend having a puppy be given a full hair cut the first time being groomed.