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At a professional groomer I would give a 4 month puppy a 50/50 shot at a full body haircut. I dont normally recommend doing full haircuts at that age as many are not ready and can be traumatized. Usually young puppies only get a bath, blow dry, brush out, nails, eye corners and/or bangs if wanted, paw pads, feet and sanitary. Most puppies are scared of the clippers. If a puppy is very intolerant with grooming, a lot of times it indicates how they will be when older. I recommend that you stop with the clippers on the body for several weeks, then try again when the puppy is more mature. Still work on clipping paw pads. When s/he is calm with the clipper somewhere, reward and then put near another area, don't actually clip the hair yet. The key is to desensitize and to reward when calm. Don't give a treat or praise if puppy is having a panic attack. With the correct training the puppy can come around. There are a lot of tips online if you do a search. Good luck.