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Getting Your Pup Groomed in Chicago


Owning a puppy is truly an overwhelming yet enjoyable experience. Puppies are full of energy, so they need plenty of playtime and exercise daily. They also require lots of discipline and training to learn good behavior and to be well-mannered inside and outside the home.


But of course, their hygiene and health are important too. You can't just leave your puppy alone all day with no food or water, or playtime. Plus, they must be groomed regularly, brushed teeth, and clipped nails.


However, grooming your puppy can be a lot of work. A study has shown that dogs experience stress the entire time they are there—from arrival until exit while in the grooming shop. Understanding this important fact can help owners and groomers avoid creating a stressful situation for their pets.


In this blog, we'll talk about how to get your Chicago puppies ready for the groomer and what can be done to make their experience less stressful.


How to Train Your Chicago Puppies to Enjoy Grooming

Start small

Your puppy will be a little nervous when you first start grooming them, and its anxiety levels will probably increase as the process continues. That's why it's essential to start small with your grooming sessions—like with their paws or belly. This will help your puppy get used to being handled and touched in new ways without being overwhelmed by the whole thing at once.


Make it fun!

Think of grooming time as a game: what do you want your puppy to do? Roll over? Play dead? Then make that the reward for good behavior during a grooming session—and always end on a high note! If your dog has been perfect and lets you brush their teeth without resistance, treat them to some yummy treats afterward!


Be consistent

You'll have more success overall if you stick with one method of grooming for each part of your dog's body (and stick with one place for each session). That way, your pup will know precisely what's expected when they get there so they can relax instead of worrying about what comes next!


Be patient

Learning to groom a dog can be very time-consuming and frustrating, especially if you have a puppy still getting used to being brushed or bathed. You must not get frustrated if your dog starts resisting—stop what you're doing for a minute and try again later on!


Be safe

It's also essential to ensure you're grooming your dog in a safe environment. The last thing you want is for your pup to get hurt while trying to escape!



Bow Wow Lounge Loves Your Dog as You Do

Your dog is a treasured member of your family, and they will be treated as such while in our care. At Bow Wow Lounge, we provide a luxurious environment for your pup, with everything they could want.


We will groom your pets according to your specifications to look and feel their best. We understand that every pet is unique, and we take the time to get to know each one to provide the best possible experience.

Want to learn more about our grooming services? Give us a call today or visit our website to learn more!


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