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Our groomer works at the veterinary hospital Loki goes to. They have a "Puppy Grooming Series" for puppies who haven't yet visited a grooming parlor and who would benefit getting used to the sites, sounds and smells of the parlor before their first grooming:
"This service has been beneficial in helping dogs who will require frequent groomings throughout their lifetimes, to be much more relaxed and comfortable with the grooming environment beforebeing officially groomed. In the first 3 visits of this 4 visitseries, your puppy will be exposed to the tub, the bathing system, the hair dryers, the clippers, standing on the grooming table, minor clipping, other dogs and all around general goings on of theparlor. On the 4th visit your puppy will recieve his/her first full grooming. The biggest benefit of this service is that your pup will be eased into the grooming process and will come to know that the grooming procedure is not a scarey place, but instead a place to enjoy. This will lower your pet's stress level at the parlor, speeds up the process of grooming as he/she will be used to standing still on the grooming tables and all that goes with it."
It also allowed Loki to get used to Kim, his groomer. We haven't cut Loki's hair except around his feet and "sanitary". I do get him "groomed" once a month and have done this since he was about 4 months old.
Pam & Loki