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How to Prepare Your Dog for a Trip to the Groomers

How to Prepare Your Dog for a Trip to the Groomers

Dog at the Groomers How should you prepare your dog for the groomers? Well, for most dog owners, the reason they’re sending their pet to the groomers is to have their dog’s nails trimmed. With that in mind, it makes sense to get your dog used to people touching his or her paws. The more comfortable your dog is with his or her paws being touched at home, the more comfortable they’ll be at the groomers.

Start Them Young

If possible, take your dog to the groomers when they’re very young– this will help them get used to the idea of going to the groomers at an early age, when they’re most adaptable and open to new experiences. What’s more, consider taking your dog to the groomers for an “introductory visit,” where it involves a car ride and the chance to go into the building and just meet the groomer in person… without getting grooming services the first time. This helps acclimate the dog to the new person and place without the added stress of being handled… yet.

Routine Brushing

Another reason dog owners take their pets to the groomers is so the groomer can give them a haircut. When your dog is a young puppy, you should try to brush them for a couple of minutes each day so they get used to it. As adults, most dogs will need a thorough brushing once or weeks, with touch ups on their ears, tails or muzzles as needed. Savvy dog owners ask their groomer to show them how to brush their dog properly because believe it or not, there is a right and wrong way to brush!

Calmness

When you drop your dog off at the groomer, it’s best if you remain calm. If you’re anxious, your dog will pick up on that and also be anxious. Furthermore, don’t “get back there early” before your dog is finished because that will just get your dog excited, making it harder for the groomer to finish his or her job.

Specificity

When bringing your dog to a groomer, you need to be as specific as possible. Tell him or her exactly what you want done. If possible, show the groomer pictures of “the look” you want for your dog. Groomers, who have gone through training, tend to know a lot about what types of cuts look best on certain dogs, so if they give you advice, take it.

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Tips For Celebrating Your Dog’s Birthday

Tips For Celebrating Your Dog’s Birthday

It has often been said that most people love their dogs as if they were their children. And in some cases, they love them more than their actual children! Either way, one thing is for sure– people love their pet dogs Celebrating the birthday of a dog has become increasingly trendy. Some people might think… Read more

The Benefits of Using Doggy Daycare for Socializing With Other Dogs

The Benefits of Using Doggy Daycare for Socializing With Other Dogs

Just like humans communicate with one another, dogs do, too. If dogs had a language, you could call it “dogese.” They’ll “talk” with each other from an early age on, sharing information such as “I want to play,” “Don’t approach him or her,” or “Shall we invite him into our little group here?” If you… Read more

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Are Australian Labradoodles Good Family Dogs?

Are Australian Labradoodles Good Family Dogs?

Copper Canyon of Chemainus, British Columbia, is known for breeding exceptional quality non-shedding Australian Labradoodle puppies. Located on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island, Copper Canyon Labradoodles has provided many families with puppies to make their home whole. For those who are unfamiliar with Labradoodles– these adorable dogs are very intelligent and easy to… Read more

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Why the Sense of Smell is So Important to Dogs

As humans, we utilize multiple senses to make sense of our world, but we tend to pay less attention to smell than to other senses. Dogs, on the other hand, make extensive use of their sense of smell. Here’s why the sense of smell is so important to dogs. Dogs have an incredibly powerful and… Read more

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Things to Do Before Adding a Puppy to Your Home

Things to Do Before Adding a Puppy to Your Home

The idea of adding a cute little puppy to your home can elicit feelings of excitement and joy. Keep in mind, though, that the reality of adding a puppy to your home is a lot different, because it requires work on your part. That dog can’t take care of itself. Are you truly prepared for… Read more

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What Do Dogs Teach Us About Life?

Dogs make wonderful companions and pets and have long been known as “man’s best friend” for good reasons. In addition to being great company, dogs are also able to share plenty of lessons with their human companions. These are a few of the things that dogs teach us about life. Unconditional love Dogs seem to… Read more

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Spring Cleaning: Keeping a Labradoodle’s Fur Mud Free

Spring Cleaning: Keeping a Labradoodle’s Fur Mud Free

With April showers come May showers – and mud and the need for baths for your pup. With spring around the corner, it’s likely that your labradoodle will get into some of the mud outdoors in the coming weeks as you let them out to play in the warmer weather. Labradoodles have a specific type… Read more

Celebrating Christmas With Your Labradoodle: Holiday Safety Tips

Celebrating Christmas With Your Labradoodle: Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season has sprung into action! Now that Halloween has passed, everywhere you go is overrun with Christmas cheer and holiday excitement. It is a wonderful time filled with joy, excitement, hard work, food, festivities, family and friends! With so much stimuli, the holiday season can be a wonderful time not only for the… Read more

Labradoodles and Thanksgiving: What Foods Not to Share

Thanksgiving is the biggest food-driven holiday of the year and truly kicks off the holiday season. You get together with friends and family and enjoy a wonderful meal and great company. For many of us, this also includes your pet or those of your friends or family. Most pet owners consider pets to be part… Read more