Early introduction to grooming for your new puppy is essential and this package will help him/her to feel calm and relaxed in the grooming environment. By working together (yes, there may be homework!) we can teach your pup new skills to aid in grooming and also health checks. By teaching your pup that safe handling is a positive experience, looking for grass seeds in paws or ticks in ears won't be a stressful event.
Meet and Greet The first visit is free and will be 20 minutes. This visit is to introduce you and your pup to myself and the grooming environment and we will discuss which package will be the best for your pup.
Resilient Pups - 3 appointments Fearful Pups - 6 appointments Both packages consist of: * familiarisation to the grooming environment * bonding and building trust * desensitisation to sounds and touch e.g. the dryer, clippers * consent based handling * the grooming procedure
All using positive reinforcement methods.
This is the start of a new experience that your dog will have to do regularly, so its best to go slowly and build trust rather than forcing a groom on an anxious puppy that may cause fear issues in the future.
Familiarisation sessions are also available for an adult dog who has had a bad experience elsewhere, or is anxious being groomed.