While daily grooming at home will make your pet smell better, it will also give you one more opportunity to bond. Make sure the time together on this is pleasant. You need not get all her toes trimmed on the same day. If you just brush part of her teeth one day and the rest on the next, that’s better than not brushing at all. Grooming time should be a time to look forward to for both of you.
Some puppies will be taken to the groomer for clipping and bathing. In preparation of that special day, daily handling will help her get used to some of the things she will encounter. Additionally, let her see your blow dryer; turn it on, but don’t blow it on her at first. Let her hear the sound of a scissors. If possible, place her on a grooming table so she gets used to heights. How about letting her hear fast running water and pouring some of that water on her? Remember that the groomer will keep her in a crate when she isn’t being bathed or groomed. Take time to go to the groomer’s and just sit with your dog. Let her get used to the sights, sounds, and smells of the grooming shop, give her some treats and go home.
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