Monty

How old should my chi/poodle puppy be to visit the groomers for the first time?

My puppy is about 4 months old and his fur is growing excessively his fur is covering his eyes i tried cutting his fur myself but he panicked so i stopped. Any advice?


Asked by Monty on Aug 15th 2011 Tagged puppy, grooming in Professional Grooming
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Daisy Mae

I would wait until he has all his puppy shots since he will be exposed to other dogs and their germs while at the groomers. I know your pup is a boy, but can you try pulling his fur up in a bow to keep it out of his eyes?


Daisy Mae answered on 8/16/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Maggie

Now!
At four months, (16 weeks) he should have full immunity (assuming he's had shots) and is safe to go where other dogs are. The younger a dog is when first groomed, the easier they learn to tolerate it.


Maggie answered on 8/16/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

I would say now is the time. She is old anough.


Member 646098 answered on 8/16/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Seth

If you start them getting groomed early. It may help it not to be as tramtic an event when they get older. I would go ahead and get an appointment now if only for a bit of a trim. Good luck and I hope all goes well.


Seth answered on 8/18/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer