Puppy’s First Visit to The Grooming Studio

Puppy’s First Visit to The Grooming Studio

Once your puppy has received all his vaccinations and shots, it’s time to take him for his first grooming session! He will be around 14-16 weeks old at this stage. Bringing your puppy to the grooming studio for the first time can be an exciting but nerve-wracking experience, both for puppy and puppy parent. Your puppy is still exploring the world, getting to know new scents, sounds and experiences.

Our Puppy’s First Visit is designed to help your puppy become familiar not only with our grooming studios, but also the feeling of being groomed, and to make it an enjoyable and fun experience!

Laura Pietrzyk Bio Pic

Laura Pietrzyk, Professional Dog Groomer

Laura is a Professional Dog Groomer in our Portlaoise Grooming Studios. She is a big animal lover, and a human companion to 9 pets-a dog, Lucky, two guinea pigs, Mishka and Daisy, a rabbit Binky, a bearded dragon, Debbie, two cockateils Toby and Tola, and two gold fish, Sambuca and Guinness!

What’s Included in Puppy’s First Visit?

Your puppy will receive a tour of our grooming studios, where he can have a little sniff around and experience all the new sights, sounds and smells. Our groomers will ensure your puppy is feeling relaxed, comfortable, and most importantly, having fun!

Your puppy will be bathed in an extra mild, specially formulated puppy shampoo, making him super soft and huggable. We will then delicately dry him off to ease him into the bathing process.

We will also give your puppy an expert nail trim and blow dry during his first visit. This is to help him get used to the process in the future, where it won’t be as scary or as intimidating!

puppy getting a bath during his first visit to the grooming studio

We do not trim your puppy’s hair during his first visit. Your puppy still has his ‘puppy fluff’, and the moment your puppy’ hair is trimmed is when his adult hair begins to form.

We will also check your puppy’s weight and Body Condition Score, diet and his nutritional needs, and advise you on how to care for his coat at home. This is to help you understand what we do here a bit better and what you can do to care for him and his grooming needs.

Puppy’s First Visit is only €15 for all puppies up to 32 weeks-that includes all breeds!

Puppy Grooming Essentials

Now that your puppy has had his first visit to the groomers, it is still essential you take care of his coat while at home. Here are our top must-have tools for looking after your puppy’s coat:

  1. SAFARI Soft Slicker Brush

Featuring stainless steel pins, the SAFARI Dog Soft Slicker Brush gently removes mats, tangles and loose hair. With regular use, these high-quality slicker brushes will also reduce shedding for a healthy coat. The non-slip grip makes grooming easy.

  1. SAFARI Fine / Medium Coat Comb

This comb helps to remove mats, tangles and loose hair. The smooth, rounded teeth prevent damage to the coat. The 4-1/2″ comb is designed for medium and fine coats.

  1. M-PETS Puppy Shampoo

M-PETS Puppy Shampoo is perfect for your puppy as it contains natural herb extracts and vitamins, which provide particularly mild care for your puppy’s coat and skin, leaving him so soft and fresh.

  1. LI’L PALS Dog Massage Brush

Give your pup an enjoyable grooming experience with the LI’L PALS Dog Massage Brush. This brush is sized specifically for small dog breeds and puppies, and is a great tool for helping them become accustomed to the grooming process.

Still have some questions about your puppy’s grooming care? We can help!

Appointments are available seven days a week nationwide so pop into our store or give us a call to book your pup in. If you have any more questions about our care plan, treatments or just looking for the best product recommendations, our team would be more than happy to help in any way they can!


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