One of the first things that a puppy needs to learn besides where to go to the bathroom, is how to be groomed.  In order to make the grooming as pleasant as possible for your puppy, we orient him slowly so that he looks forward to his trip to the mobile spa, instead of being afraid of a new and strange experience. Puppy grooming can be a slow but ultimately rewarding process for everyone.  Mostly, puppies just need to check things out so they can feel comfortable in new surroundings.  We allow extra time so they can sniff around and explore their new environment until they are confident they are in a safe place. Taking time to cuddle them, and talking to them gently (“these are the clippers”, “here is the brush”, etc.) helps them feel more at ease. 

A first time puppy grooming will just be a bath, a light trim of the face, feet, and tail, and nail clipping.  They will not look perfect, but it is far more important at this stage for them to have a pleasant experience than to get the ideal haircut. A bad experience as a puppy can take a long time to overcome. We recommend a 4 week grooming/bathing schedule to help your puppy get used to the grooming experience.