Puppy Grooming – Puppy’s First Groom

Spring time is a popular time of year for adding a puppy to your family. When researching different breeds or breed mixes, please take the time to call a local dog grooming salon for pricing. Most toy breeds need to be groomed every six to eight weeks and cost around $40-$60 each groom. This can really break the budget if you do not plan for it. Many larger sporting breeds can often go much longer between grooms. Many clients only come in a few times a year for a bath and/or deshedding service.

One of the first things that a puppy needs to learn, besides where to go to the bathroom, is how to be groomed. We always orient puppies to the process their first few times in our salon. Puppy grooming is a slow but ultimately rewarding process for everyone. Many times, puppies need to just check everything out. We plan extra time to let them sniff around and explore our shop (supervised). This exploration also continues on the grooming table. Taking time to say “here are the clippers” and “here is the brush” helps them feel more comfortable with what is happening.

Many time a first time puppy grooming will just be trimming the face, feet and tail. They will not look perfect. We value a pleasant experience far beyond stressing them out to get the perfect haircut. A bad experience as a puppy can take many good experience to overcome. We offer discounts for puppy grooming to make sure that you can get your puppy in for an appointment as often as possible dog clippers reviews by oohlalapets.com

Dogs mimic their owner’s behavior. Don’t be shocked if they decide they want to sleep in your bed and sit in your recliner. Don’t be shocked if they attempt to eat from your plate. Most of all, don’t be angry. Your dog has to be trained that this behavior is unacceptable. They need to be taught the acceptable options.

Don’t interact with your dog when you are frustrated or angry. Simply put your dog up and take a break. Training will proceed much more efficiently when you return. Each of you will be rested, have a fresh outlook, and be ready to tackle that seemingly elusive training task once again.

Most dogs respond better to positive reinforcement rather than negative punishment. If you’re trying to train your dog, reward him for good behavior and only scold him if absolutely necessary. Your dog will remember the reward for good behavior more distinctly than the punishment for bad behavior, making rewarding more effective.

You are more than welcome to stay with your pup at their puppy grooming appointment. Do know that a puppy’s main objective is to be with their person. They may become stressed when they cannot be directly with you. Also know that puppies, like children, are much better behaved when their parent is not around. Something in their head says “I don’t know these guys, I hope they don’t plan to eat me, I better be good”.