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.