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Grooming Do's and Do Nots

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.