Puppy Grooming will start your dog down the right path to accepting grooming as part of their routine.
Bringing a new family member home of the fluffy variety is such a fun and exciting time! If your new addition has a coat that needs to be clipped, de-shedded, or groomed at a salon for any reason, the best thing you can to get your puppy comfortable with the grooming process is to get him or her in as early as possible to visit Scooby & Friends Dog Grooming Canberra (after appropriate vaccinations). This is generally around 12 weeks of age.
The first visit can simply be a wash and blow dry which helps ease your pooch into their grooming routine. They will slowly start getting comfortable and used to being handled, washed, dried, brushed and clipped. The second or third visit could include a tidy of areas like the face, feet and hygiene areas, and if your dog is ready and has a coat that needs to be cut, they can have their hair clipped to a nice manageable length.
In between visits it’s also very important to regularly handle your dog (hold pads, play with legs, brush, comb, and get them use to being handled). This will help with your dogs grooming visits plus brushing and combing is vital to keep your dogs coat maintained between visits.
An early start to the grooming salon and regular visits starts your dog off on the right path to accepting grooming as part of their routine. This way they won’t be stressed going to the salon, plus with regular visits and at home brushing your dogs coat won’t become matted or overgrown which can cause great discomfort to your pet.
Regular grooming visits will also keep your dogs nails at a comfortable length, their hygiene areas clean, their face and eyes clear of overgrown hair and because we can see and feel under the coat, we could potentially spot any new growths, skin problems or infections that may need be to addressed by a vet.