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since i knew I would be taking Gabby to the groomer regularly (i.e., i wouldnt be trimming her myself) I started early (AFTER all her shots - I think she was around 5 months), because it's best to start introducing them to things when they are young (it makes it so much easier on them - just becomes part of the norm).
the 1st few trips to the groomer are more or less to introduce them to the environment and build a relationship with the groomer. Get them use to the table, the sounds of the clippers etc. She would get a slight trim, nails, bath and blow dry done.
She hasnt been vaccinated for kennel cough - the place that I go to puts the dogs in kennels, but they are NOT facing each other, the dogs are never near each other. I dont leave her there all day, just drop off for the groom and pick her up right away. i chatted with my vet about the need for kennel cough and she didnt feel it was necessary because this place takes great measures to have a clean environment (kennels are sanitized between appointments, layout of the shop, no "community" water dishes etc etc - its attached to my vet office). Talk to your groomer and see what their practices are.
"Dogs are miracles with paws." ~ Susan Ariel