What if anything do I need to do to prepare for that first ‘Professional Grooming’?
We encourage all our owners to start brushing their pets from the very first day they bring them home, this will normally be at around 8 – 10 weeks in the case of new ‘puppies’. Although it may seem a little pointless since they will generally not have much coat, using a soft brush or comb for a minute or 2 each day will start building a great routine. Always make sure that this takes place somewhere free of distraction for you and your pet. Puppies have extremely short attention spans and it is essential that they learn to stay calm and quiet while being handled. So start with very short sessions, using a quiet voice to praise and lots of physical touch, particularly around the face and feet. This will help your pet to relax and enjoy the experience and does wonders for your own well-being !!