08 May

Being a dog owner is one of the most amazing things in this world. After all, there’s a reason why dogs are man’s best friend! Keeping your dog happy is an essential part of being a dog owner and that means keeping them fresh and clean. To help ease this huge task, many owners opt to take their furry children to professional dog groomers. This frees up time, work and headaches associated with trying to groom your dog on your own. So if you’re interested in obtaining professional pet grooming services, here are a few things Groomers wish dog owners knew beforehand:

Brush Often

Groomers want you to know that it’s very important to brush your dog’s fur regularly. Think of their hair like your own – if you don’t brush it often, it’ll get tangled and the same is true for Fido. You don’t want to let your dog’s hair to get matted, which can be very painful for your pooch when the groomer needs to brush it out. If there are tons of knots and tangles in their fur, the groomer might just need to shave it all off,  because in some cases it would take up to a day to de-matt! So in between grooming appointments, make sure that you brush their hair at least once a day for a smooth and beautiful coat that’s manageable. 

Be Specific About What You Want

 To avoid any unwanted results, it’s best to be as specific as you can about what you want for your dog. This includes how short you want their fur to be, if you want their nails trimmed, what services you’d like added on as extras, what services you don’t want and so on. The more instructions you provide the groomer, the better the results will be when you pick up your pup! Communication is key in every relationship, including the one you have with your groomer. 

Start Grooming When They’re a Puppy

If you get your dog as a puppy, you’ll want to start the grooming process ASAP! The younger, the better! This way they get used to the whole process and aren’t scared of the groomer and the various methods used to get them so fresh and so clean. Your puppy will get used to being washed, dried and more so that when they get older, they’ll feel as if they’re right at home every time they visit the groomer. 

Make Regular Grooming Appointments

Once you start grooming your dog professionally, it’s key to their fresh look that you continue to do so on a regular basis. Talk to your pet groomer to create the most optimal grooming schedule for your pet's breed. Creating a regular grooming routine will benefit them and you! You’ll get used to bringing them in and they’ll get used to being groomed. Plus, this will prevent their fur from getting out of hand. It’ll also help them look and feel better, translating to an overall happier dog. When it’s time to get your pooch the next appointment, let us at Groom and Play in Santa Clarita serve you. 

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