Introduce your puppy to grooming gently at Barkdale
Many things can be scary for a new puppy, but we want your puppy to look forward to coming to be groomed.
We offer a two session introduction to grooming for your new puppy.
The first session is really just to create a positive experience, to get them used to the new place, the noises and smells and being with other dogs. They go up on the grooming table and have a little brush, and if they are happy with it we will clean around their head, paws and hygiene areas. They will also spend time playing with the other dogs and getting used to the surroundings. We try to arrange to have puppies in on the same session and they usually have lots of fun and make some good friends.
The second session will be a more thorough groom, as long as they are comfortable with it.
Usually puppies will come in when they’re about 12 weeks old after they’ve had their vaccinations and have already had a bit of social interaction on walks.
If you contact us, we can answer any questions you have, take some details of your puppy and find a suitable appointment.
For new puppy owners, we also recommend our 1 day Pet Health, Grooming and Maintenance course which will teach you how to care for your dog.