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Puppy Advice

08/06/2017
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Gently Does It! Perfect Puppy Bathing

G is for Gentle – Particularly For Puppy Bathing! Puppies can get mucky very quickly, and a gentle shampoo is really important to make sure that their delicate skin doesn’t dry out or have any adverse reactions to harsher ingredients. Some shampoos can strip the coat of essential oils needed to keep the skin and coat in good shape, which is essential as the puppy develops. We’ve got it covered with a range of  gentle puppy bathing products that smell great too: Find the range: http://bit.ly/2qXcZF9

01/05/2017
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How To Bathe a Puppy

This bank holiday weekend, we’re giving you 20% OFF Groomers Shampoos with code BANKHOL20, so now is a great time to stock up on your puppy shampoo! Want to know how to safely bathe your puppy? Read our tips and find out: You should bathe your puppy when they are visibly dirty or smelly to keep then clean. How often will depend on the puppy, as some are particularly dirty and will need a bath regularly while others may not. When is it safe to bathe? Ideally, your puppy should... Read More

20/04/2017

Puppy Socialisation Tips

Why Do Puppies Need Socialising? Socialising puppies involves lots of pleasant encounters with other animals, humans and environments. It’s easy to do, and it could mean the difference between a fearful dog and one that is happy and willing to make new friends. How Do I Socialise My Puppy? The younger the puppy, the easier it is and the quicker it will learn. Between 3 and 12 weeks, the puppy needs to be in contact with lots of people, animals and situations. This is the critical period in which the... Read More

New Tricks: Teach Puppies to Play Fetch

Teach your dog how to play a game of fetch with this easy guide: This is a complex procedure that can easily go wrong if the dog does not understand what is wanted of it. The best way of teaching a dog a complex routine is to teach it backwards, so the end result is what they understand first rather than last. Part 1 Begin by standing on the leash so that the dog can move a little bit, but not too much. Hand them a ball or what you... Read More

New Tricks: Teach Puppies to Stay and Come

Teach your puppy the basics with this easy guide: Training should begin as soon as you bring your puppy home. It is usually best to teach your dog how to sit before teaching it the stay command, as this will then link the commands in their mind. Teaching to stay and to come at the same time also reinforces that your dog should only come when you say so and not when they feel like it. Begin by telling the dog to sit. Then say ‘stay’ firmly and hold up... Read More

How to Bathe a Puppy

It’s puppy month here at Groomers, and we know that some of you may have a new addition to the family. Here are our tips on when and how to bathe your puppy: You should bathe your puppy when they are visibly dirty or smelly to keep then clean. How often will depend on the puppy, as some are particularly dirty and will need a bath regularly while others may not. When is it safe to bathe? Ideally, your puppy should be over 6 weeks old before being bathed with... Read More

New Tricks: Teach Puppies How to Heel

Teach your puppy how to heel with our helpful instructions: 1. Start the session on the pavement instead of grass where interesting smells may be distracting. Use a plain lead, like a rope lead, and hold it in your right hand with the dog sitting to your left, slightly behind you if possible. Use your left hand to hold the lead loosely so that you have extra control. 2. Get the attention of the dog by tapping their head, calling or whistling. When they look up, strike your left hip... Read More