Dogs benefit from being mentally prepared for any interaction or treatment, and if their coats are in good condition as puppies, the adult groom can be a breeze!
Introducing your puppy to grooming at an early stage (from 3 – 6 months) means in addition to general handling, your puppy will get used to having their paws touched and nails trimmed.
Our puppy groom Includes a bath with natural shampoo, ear cleaning, nail and pad trim and a facial tidy, and lot's of Upper Hound love and cuddles. Puppies enjoy the warm water and often have a little doze at this stage.
Once rinsed we introduce them to a low pressure dryer. If the puppy is concerned at first we will pop a little hood over the ears to muffle the sound. Once the puppy is relaxed, we can remove the hood and carry on with the drying process.
Longer coats can be brushed out with a soft slicker brush once they are dry. We gently clean the puppy’s ears and trim their nails. We like to file the nails as well to leave them rounded and smooth. To finish, we use a natural spritz, and add a bright bow to your puppy’s collar for your return.
A puppy groom can last up to 1.5 hours. This enables us to take things at the puppy’s pace. After a consultation we introduce the puppy to the bathing area. This is a secure bath tub with a gentle shower. Shampoo is diluted in lukewarm water and worked through the coat.