Every certified graduate of our Hairdressing Academy receives more than 800 hours of training, including hands-on experience with a wide variety of breeds. During training, our stylists receive information about race-specific needs and adjustments. Stylists who have been trained outside our hairdressing academy undergo a thorough evaluation of their technical skills to ensure that they are 100% compliant with PetSmart grooming standards. Although many dog owners prefer to groom their dogs at home, having your dog professionally groomed can save you time and energy.
It takes a lot of care and patience to groom a dog, especially a fluffy one, a puppy, or one with behavioral problems. Let's take a look at what professional hairdressers offer. How often should I brush my pet? The frequency of a pet's grooming needs depends largely on the length and type of coat. Scheduling appointments between 6 and 8 weeks is recommended for most pets.
If you are trying to reduce hair shedding or have a pet with a very long coat, we recommend that you do it monthly. We recommend scheduling your pet's next appointment at the time of pickup to maintain the desired length and style for your pet. Taking care of your dog is a great way to keep your dog healthy and looking good, and it helps keep your dog's coat, skin, ears, paws, and sanitary areas clean. And while adopting the routine of feeding, playing and taking the dog out is something that most pet owners have improved, many dogs are missing out on a consistent grooming schedule.
Contrary to popular belief, short-haired dogs shed hair and some of them shed even more than long-haired dogs. While the timing may vary between dog breeds, according to the American Kennel Club, for most breeds you should groom your dog once a month. For young puppies and dogs that have never been professionally brushed, you should take gentle and gradual steps to handle and brush your dog, touch your feet and nails and offer him treats, and even try to run an electric toothbrush through the fur of dogs that need to be trimmed. The latter are easy to understand, since dogs that go out more, have allergies and are hunters and skates should go to the dog groomer more often, as should all dogs in the summer months.
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