Does your puppy need a haircut? From simple short haircuts to delicate puppy hairstyles, grooming can help your puppy look and feel its best. Read tips on maintaining dog behavior, whether it’s haircutting your dog yourself, having a trained home groomer visit your house, or taking them to a grooming shop.
Retouching is not only about appearance. There are many benefits to starting a regular grooming procedure with your puppy:
- behavior: Grooming can help your puppy adapt to the habits, which can make future experiences (such as seeing the vet) go smoothly
- Health and safety: When grooming puppies, you can check them for pests, bumps, abrasions or health problems
- Coat and skin health: Combing can remove dead skin and hair, possibly slowing down the rate of shedding, and keeping the fur and skin of puppies in their best condition.
- Integration and socialization: Regular grooming will bring you and your puppy closer and help them also learn to get along with other people.
Of course, grooming can also keep your puppy in top condition!
When to start a beauty
It takes about 12-16 weeks for puppies to be professionally groomed and has already been shot. Why is the lens important? Because your puppy needs to be vaccinated before interacting with other dogs or going to places with a lot of dog traffic. Professional groomers usually require puppies to be fully vaccinated before arriving at the store for the first time.
However, you can immediately start grooming your puppy at home. The sooner you start dealing with them; they will perform better in the future! Brush their coats with a soft brush, gently “brush” their faces with your fingers, and practice holding their paws. In the end, you will get simple nail decorations. Of course, there are a lot of food on hand to reward them for being so outstanding!
What kind of grooming does my puppy need?
Most puppies benefit from brushing their teeth every week, and some need haircuts and styling to keep their coat healthy. This is a list of common coat types and their basic grooming requirements
Dogs with short and smooth coats do not require much grooming. Daily pets and weekly tooth brushing should be sufficient. Use grooming gloves to loosen dead hair and dirt, and then use a stiff brush to remove them. If your puppy has a short coat, you do not need a haircut. Their fur will shorten by themselves!
Some short-haired dog breeds include beagles, labrador retrievers, Dobermans, dachshunds, bulldogs, and great Danes.
Long, silky coat
Puppies in long coats may need to be groomed every day to make their fur smooth and not tangled. A wide-toothed comb works well, and you or the groomer can trim any “wild hair” that interferes with the puppy’s vision or movement.
Dogs with a silky coating must brush their teeth every day and occasionally trim them so that the hair does not show their eyes. Unless they are rolling in the mud, limit the bath to once a month or less. Excessive bathing can dry out the skin and coat.
Some long or silver-coated dog breeds are Maltese, Afghan hound, Yorkie, Spaniel and soft-coated Wheaton terrier.
Dogs with double-sided coating have longer “protective hair” on the soft short-pile fur layer. The dense base coat can protect them from heat and cold, while the topcoat prevents dust and moisture. If ignored, the soft layer will cause the mat to form. Puppies wearing double coats need to brush their teeth regularly, especially when their adult coats come in!
Note: Double puppies do not need a haircut. Both layers are purposeful, and if you shave off the protective top layer, the bottom layer may become dull. Brush them off regularly to remove dead skin, otherwise, let the coat take care of itself.
Double puppies may include Akita, Pomeranian, Eskimo, Shiba Inu, Newfoundland, Bernese Mountain Dog, etc.
A curly and light coat
Fluffy dogs need regular trimming about every six weeks. You can choose exquisite show cuts or simple trims to keep your jacket healthy. Dog breeds with curly coats include standard and small poodles, Portuguese water dogs, and bichon frises.
Dogs wearing coats sometimes need to pluck their coats to keep their coats healthy and need to trim two to three per year. Some wire-haired dogs include the Fox Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Brussels Lion Riff, and Border Terrier.
Where to retouch
If your dog is a short-haired dog or other low-maintenance dogs, then you may be able to groom at home! Just pick up a good brush and a set of nail clippers, and trim the puppy several times a month.
If you need help bathing or grooming your puppy, you can take them to a puppy grooming shop or hire a home groomer to come to you. If you live in Seattle or Austin, you can hire a roamer beautician with professional experience. You only provide a bathtub and towels!
If you are ready to enter the wonderful world of dog grooming, check out our blog post on the best professional pet grooming products available at home.
Enjoy their first puppy hairstyle
If your puppy is ready to meet the groomer for the first time, celebrate! Give them special treatment and make sure to take a lot of pictures for the puppy book (or Instagram). After all, there is only one the first Puppy hairstyle.
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