Bathing and grooming your new puppy can sometimes be a pain!

Grooming ------------ oh SIGH!

Okay so let us start with this video: 

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This is a video I put together for families who are wanting to do their own grooming, because let's face it, grooming can be expensive. So if you are planning on doing it yourself, this video can help you out!

When you adopt your puppy from me, it will only have been bathed once. I do not bathe them until adoption day. So, bath time will be interesting for you! (to say the least!)
At first your puppy will hate the water, they will scream and carry on and try to run from you. I wash my dogs every Friday, so they have gotten use to it. It will take multiple baths for them to get use to it. Maybe a month or two! 
They will hate the blow dryer too of course! You will need to watch them carefully because they will try and dive to the floor to get away. It is loud and scary! Keep your blow dryer on Warm, not HOT because hot can burn them. How to check for this is place the blow dryer on your hand and hold it there for 15 seconds and if it is too hot for you to stand, then turn it down. 
The best thing to do is wash the puppy in the sink to begin with. Run the tap water over them while holding them so they cannot jump out!
Either on your lap for blow drying or have someone there to assist while you blow dry to begin with. Eventually they will just sit there after several times. Because they will know what is coming. They may shake and act scared, this it also normal. It is kind of scary, think if some giant was pointing a big blow dryer at you. It would be scary! LOL But time is your best friend when doing this. They eventually will sit still, eventually..... 
Clipping toe nails - IF you are lucky your dog will have all white toe nails and you can see the quick (blood) and know how far down to cut. But, let's be real here, they will be black or brown on most of them and you will not be able to see the quick. So in this case, just clip the very tips of them. You can also purchase a file/emery board and round them out so they aren't so sharp! Those little toe nails can be pretty painful! To begin with you will only need regular toe nail clippers. (which you can see in the video on YouTube I posted above).

Clipping the hair in between their eyes... oh how they HATE it! The video gives you good tips on that. So make sure you watch it!

Below is a list of products I use for grooming:

Shampoo and Conditioner - The best place to get this is either from your Vet/Groomer or purchase it on - which is where I have found it is the cheapest.

Nature's Specialties Plum Silky Pet Shampoo
         Nature's Specialties Aloe          Remoisturizer Pet Conditioner

Nail clippers to begin with and then to purchase for when they are older and their nails become thick and hard! - Remember their nails grow constantly just like ours and need to be cut every 3 weeks. Otherwise you will see them start to curve and grow into their paws which can cause serious damage and you will be leaving the vet with a pretty expensive bill!

Regular human nail clippers for when the puppies are small
   GoPets Nail Clippers for Dogs & Cats with 1 Nail File, Orange / Black - Size Small
(found on 
These are the ones I personally use. 

Below are the Brush and the Comb I use on my dogs. I use the comb way more than the brush and I have 3 combs myself. I love them. I bought both of these on as well.

Andis Pet Steel Grooming Comb (65730)
         FURminator Dog Dual Brush, Large
Trimmers/Clippers -

Below are the trimmers I use for clipping the hair in between the dogs eyes and the ones for the body groom. (all products found on

Wahl Professional Animal Deluxe U-Clip Pet Grooming Kit 16 pc. set #9484-300
     Eye Trimmer - Remington PG6025 All-in-1 Lithium Powered Grooming Kit, Trimmer (8 Pieces) 

As always if you have any questions feel free to call or text me anytime! 801-634-7233