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Little Barks Grooming

Puppy Grooming takes a “village” Groomer, You and your pup

 Let’s Make Puppy Grooming a Tail-Wagging Adventure at Little Barks

Hey there, fellow dog lovers! Did you know that your furry friend will spend over 720 hours at the groomer throughout their lifetime? That’s a lot of time spent getting those paws pampered and those tails fluffed!

At Little Barks, we’re all about turning those grooming sessions into a fun and stress-free experience that your pup will actually look forward to. We understand that grooming can be a little intimidating for our four-legged friends – the strange smells, weird sounds, and unusual behaviors can be quite scary.

But fear not! We’ve got some pawsome tips, resources, and checklists to help you and your pup navigate the grooming process like pros.

First things first, let’s talk about the “village” it takes to make grooming a breeze. Our village includes your groomer (that’s us!), you, your pup (of course!), and sometimes even a trainer. It’s all about teamwork and commitment to making sure your pup feels safe and loved every step of the way.

Are you ready to see your pup bound through the groomer’s door with excitement? We certainly are at Little Barks Grooming! Our certified team is dedicated to providing a safe, fear-free environment where your furry friend can feel like the superstar they truly are.

Now, let’s dive into some of our favorite resources for new puppy owners:

1. **Before You Get Your Puppy** by Dr. Ian Dunbar – This book is a must-read for new puppy parents, covering everything from potty training to socialization.
2. **After You Get Your Puppy** by Dr. Ian Dunbar – Once your pup is home, this book offers practical advice on raising a happy and well-behaved dog.
3. **Fear Free Pets** – This website is a treasure trove of information on reducing fear, anxiety, and stress in pets, including tips for a stress-free grooming experience.

Now, let’s talk about some essential behaviors that your groomer will ask your puppy to do:

– **Crate Training**: Teaching your puppy to love their crate is essential for their safety and comfort during grooming sessions, vet visits, and more.


– **Settle/quiet time**: A calm puppy is a safe puppy, especially during grooming. Praise and reward your pup for being calm and quiet to make grooming a breeze.


– **Brushing and combing**: Regular brushing and combing not only keep your pup looking their best but also prevent painful matting. Let’s make brushing fun and rewarding for your furry friend!


– **Touching and handling**: Get your pup used to being touched all over, including their paws, ears, and tail. This will make grooming sessions much easier and less stressful for everyone involved.


– **Listening to cues**: Teach your pup to respond to cues like “no” or “stop” for their safety and the safety of others.

At Little Barks Grooming, safety always comes first. We want nothing more than to keep your furry friend happy, healthy, and looking their best. So let’s teach our pups that grooming is a happy thing – the rewards are truly worth it for the entire “village”!

Is your pup ready for the luxury grooming experience they deserve? We bet they are! Schedule an appointment with us today and let’s make grooming a tail-wagging adventure!

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