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When Should Puppy Grooming Start?

Updated: Apr 8

Sirius Pet Styling in Las Vegas, NV and on the edge of Henderson, NV is dedicated to keeping our Dog Grooming customers up-to-date and informed on a variety of topics related to the health and well-being of their pup. This particular topic discusses when you should start grooming your new puppy.

A dog that is groomed every 3 to 6 months see the groomers as a punishment, while a dog that is groomed every 4 to 6 weeks see it as a part of life!


As soon as possible! Puppies can be groomed as early as 8 weeks old. Many responsible and ethical breeders start their grooming before they go to their forever homes to set them up for success!

The earlier you start your puppy the better they will be for the process throughout their life. Keeping on a schedule makes it part of their routine and lifestyle. That makes it not scary and more enjoyable.

Puppy’s first groom is usually an intro to grooming. bathing, drying, combing, brushing, nails, and maybe some trimming. A puppy groom is done between 8-14 weeks. After that point the puppy is in need of a full grooming session. Set them up for success and get them done early and often. Just like training, each groom we go a little further and train them into the process.

Puppies can also be very difficult to groom if they are not introduced early enough making for a more EXPENSIVE and less enjoyable experience throughout their life. This all applies to any breed of puppy even short haired breeds. Bigger dogs not accustomed to grooming early can be nearly impossible to groom once full grown. Nail trims should be done once a month to ensure the nails stay short and your dog is cooperative for life.

Our dog groomers at Sirius Pet Styling in Las Vegas, NV are highly trained with grooming puppies, in fact we love it! We have watched and been a part of many of our clients dogs lives as they grow from a puppy into old age. If you have a new puppy and looking for a groomer, call us today!

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