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How Old Does Your Puppy Need to be Before Grooming

Updated: Dec 21, 2023

Do you have a new addition to your household? Congrats!!

When adding new furry member of the family, we often want to get them in to the groomer first thing to get nice and clean for their new fresh start. But what is the right age to begin


After 8 weeks old, puppies are ready to come in and get their first bath! Typically after 12 weeks of age they are ready to try their first full groom!

We always recommend starting with a bath only appointment before booking a groom. Baths are a great introduction to grooming and helps our little buddy ease into things. If you have an older dog that has never been to a groomer, we would still recommend starting with a bath for their first time. After they have gone through the bathing process and feel comfortable being handled, then they are ready to book for their first groom!

Our groomers greet you when you arrive for a few different reasons.

  • One is for the dog to be walked back by them after having met you and been able to build a little trust up.

  • Another reason is so that you can meet the person that will be taking direct care of your loved one.

  • And finally, we really want to make sure that you and the groomer have the opportunity to discuss exactly what you want done so that we can make sure we deliver!

If you have any questions about who might be the best groomer to work with your new dog, feel free to check out our groomer profiles on the Liberty Dog Spa website! There you can learn about each of our team members and decide where you feel best matched!

Have questions or concerns?

Don't hesitate to reach out, our receptionist is always ready to help!


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