How to Get Your Dog Ready for the Groomer

Things to Teach Your Pet before You Take It to the Dog Groomer

Visiting the dogs groomer for the first time with your pet can be a stressful experience for both of you. Your dog will most likely get really nervous and won’t be able to stand still, and that will make the job of the dog groomer quite difficult to complete. So, to save yourself, your dog and the professional from the unnecessary trouble, you should get your pet ready for the whole thing. And to help you with that, we have made a list of things you need to do:

  1. Cute little dog in fluffy towelBefore you even consider taking your dog to a grooming salon, you should make sure that it’s socializing enough with people and other dogs. It needs to be used to the company of other dogs and humans, so it’s doesn’t get stressed out once you walk into the salon.
  2. Another crucial thing you need to do is to prepare your dog for the washing and blow drying. In grooming salons, the professionals usually put the animals in tubs and gently run water over them. So, to prepare your dog for the experience, you need to pour some water over its fur on a daily basis. Just be careful not to turn it into a game, so you don’t make the groomer’s work more difficult. You should also do a daily training with the dryer, so it can get used to it.
  3. You need to teach your dog a command that will make it stand still without sitting down, so it’s easier for the groomer to shampoo and wash all of its fur.
  4. Once you managed to teach your pet to stay still during the wash, you won’t have issues with it during the scissoring. That’s because it probably won’t feel nothing.
  5. And the hard part actually comes when the groomer needs to scissor your dog’s face. To prepare it for that part, you need to hold its face in hands for a few minutes a day, so it can get used to the act as well.

So, if you live in Las Vegas NV and you are looking for a dogs groomer in the area, you shouldn’t be looking any further than the professionals from Pawsh Wash Pet Grooming.

You can give us a call at (702) 731-5678 and set up an appointment.