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Grooming Do's and Don'ts
Brushing and Combing your Dog -- Do:
Brush and comb your dog regularly.
Book grooming appointments well in advance.
Begin grooming puppies at eight weeks old.
Brush and comb your dog COMPLETELY before bathing him.
Walk your dog before your appointment.
Respect your groomer’s opinion; they are trained professionals, after all.
Always have your pet on a leash and under control.
Train your dog to accept grooming, just like you train him to sit and stay.
Please do not:
Try to convince a groomer to dematt your dog if he/she is severely matted. Complete dematting is inhumane and cruel. Aesthetic reasons are not enough.
Get your dog shaved naked just once a year and complain about the fee.
Teach your puppy that it is fun to bite the brush.
Pressure your groomer to have your dog groomed in too short of a time period.
Allow your pet to defecate in or around the salon and not clean it up.
Neglect to tell your groomer if your pet has been ill.
Grooming Tips and General Grooming Care