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If your pet needs to be groomed professionally, the best time to start is after they have had all their puppy shots.

The sooner you familiarize them with being groomed, the happier your puppy will be. If it scares them, they will fear and dread it the rest of their lives. However, if introduced at a young age and introduced CORRECTLY, it can be both a positive and rewarding experience.

 

A first, puppy grooming is also a behavior lesson. Conduct frequent short sessions with patience, lots of verbal praise.

 

Touch your new puppy's feet and rub your fingers between it's toes a couple times a day.

This will make nail clipping easier. I promise, your groomer and your vet and in the long run, your precious pet, will love you for this. It is a natural instinct for dogs to pull their feet back when being touched. This is a great idea to start when very young. Many pets are perfect for grooming and only stress out during the nail trimming process. This can be avoided by you taking the time to help train them to enjoy it.

 

Show your puppy there brush & comb. Let it sniff and play with it a few seconds. Brush it's coat a few times, then reward your puppy with a small treat and verbal praise. Do the  same with the comb. Each day increase the number of brush and comb strokes. After the first week, you should be able to do the brushing and combing in a short period  of time.

Play with your puppies ears, by touching them on the inside & outside. Afterwards, reward with lots of praise and a small treat. This is important because so many breeds require the hair to be plucked from their ears.

Doing these few things will help your pet enjoy there visit to Pretty Paws.