What age should I groom my dog?

Once you’ve successfully acclimated your pup to all-around handling, at or around the 10-12 week mark, you can take her in for the first grooming session (often after the second round of shots). At the latest, the first grooming is recommended before 16-weeks of age.

When should I cut my puppy’s coat?

Most breeds develop their coarser, longer coat by six to eight months of age. If a puppy’s hair is clipped too soon this could impact the quality of its primary hair and result in a problematic coat during adulthood. To avoid this it is important to wait for the puppy’s hair to move into adult stage before clipping.

How do I know if my dog needs to be groomed?

Typically, you will be able to tell if your dog needs to be groomed simply by looking at it. If your dog is visibly dirty or if its fur has gotten matted, those are signs that grooming needs to be done. Your dog’s coat should shine and should look healthy at all times.

Do you bathe a dog before grooming?

Give your dog a bath and let him dry thoroughly before you clip him. Avoid clipping a dirty dog if at all possible. The dirt will clog the clippers and make your job difficult. … This will help the clippers glide through the hair, making the clip quicker and more pleasant for your dog.

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How often should you bathe a 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!

What is the puppy vaccination schedule?

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Puppy’s Age Recommended Vaccinations
6 — 8 weeks Distemper, parvovirus
10 — 12 weeks DHPP (vaccines for distemper, adenovirus [hepatitis], parainfluenza, and parvovirus)
16 — 18 weeks DHPP, rabies
12 — 16 months DHPP, rabies

Do dogs get sad when you cut their hair?

Pups are somewhat like human babies. Grooming sessions can make them very uncomfortable and even sad! In fact, it’s not at all unusual to see your pup cowering from you or just looking very sad each time you bring him back from a grooming session.

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