‘ With only a bit of preparation, your pup should have a great experience when they arrive for their first grooming session between 10 and 16 weeks of age.
How do I know if my puppy needs a haircut?
Here are FIVE SIGNS your dog needs to see a professional dog groomer:
- MY DOG’S FUR/COAT LOOKS DULL. Regardless of the color, a dog’s fur/coat should look shinny and healthy. …
- MY DOG’S FUR/COAT SMELLS BAD. …
- MY DOG’S NAILS ARE TOO LONG. …
- MY DOG’S EARS ARE SMELLY. …
- MY DOG IS SCOOTING.
Is it OK to cut puppy hair?
Officially it is best to wait until your new puppy is 8-weeks old, and can leave their mother before you consider getting them groomed. … 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.
When should puppy have first bath?
Puppies shouldn’t be bathed until they are at least four weeks old—six or eight weeks is better. The little guys have trouble regulating their body temperature at that age and can become chilled.
How often should I bathe my puppy?
A good rule of thumb is that you should bathe your dog once a month. Of course, if he rolls around in the mud, you can bathe him more often. Or if your puppy is prone to dry skin, you can wait longer between baths. Just be sure to choose a puppy shampoo that is gentle on his skin!
How do you cut a small dog puppy?
The Standard Puppy Cut Method
Work from your dog’s neck backwards, holding your clippers parallel to your dog’s body, with the guard on to clip hair to the desired length on back, sides and belly. There should not be any clipper marks left, the coat should be even. Shave the anal area very short.
How long does a puppy bath and trim take?
Our grooming appointments can take anywhere from 2-4 hours, depending on your dog’s size, coat type and the services you choose. One of our safety-certified salon associates will do an assessment of your pet’s skin, coat, ears, nails and teeth, so they can properly address their unique needs.