It is important that your puppy or kitten receive its first set of shots before you think about grooming because it is vital that your new pet be protected from communicable diseases before going ANYWHERE that it could be exposed to other animals. Therefore, your first trip should be to your vet.
After that, your puppy or kitten can be groomed, either at home or with a trusted Delray Beach groomer. Their first professional grooming should be with a calm and patient stylist who helps to teach your pet the right manners to assure that they will be comfortable with the grooming process. Be sure you pick a groomer who is patient and familiar with handling young pets, as they present more of a challenge than adults.
Remember, everything that happens to him or her at this early age is part of their learning process, so good experiences as well as bad will stay with them through life. Your groomer should teach you the proper tools and methods to keep your pet well groomed at home, and make their professional experience more enjoyable.
Starting early, these techniques will imprint on your puppy or kitten. The first six months of life for a dog or cat is like the first five years of a human. I recommend that you schedule professional dog grooming Delray Beach at least once a month until your pet is six months old, in order to establish a good relationship, and if possible, always schedule with the same person so that they come to know what to expect from the process. Once your pet is conditioned for grooming, regular grooming every 6-8 weeks for dogs and 3-4 months for cats is important throughout their lives.