Question: Can you groom a 4 month old Shih Tzu?

Can I take my 4 month old puppy to the groomer?

Officially it is best to wait until your new puppy is 8-weeks old, and can leave their mother before you consider getting them groomed. … The puppy with be introduced to a bath, blow drying, nail clipping, and slight trimming. We do not recommend having a puppy be given a full hair cut the first time being groomed.

When can a puppy get groomed for the first time?

Once you’ve successfully acclimated your pup to all-around handling, at or around the 10-12 week mark, you can take her in for the first grooming session (often after the second round of shots). At the latest, the first grooming is recommended before 16-weeks of age.

When should I bathe my puppy?

Puppies shouldn’t be bathed until they are at least four weeks old—six or eight weeks is better. The little guys have trouble regulating their body temperature at that age and can become chilled. Puppies who get sick with diarrhea may need a dunking, but the stress of a bath can make the illness worse.

How old does a puppy have to be to get groomed at Petsmart?

(Puppies & kittens between 8 & 15 weeks of age may receive salon services without vaccinations. Some state & local laws may require additional vaccinations be current. Please ask a salon associate at the time of booking to ensure your pet is ready for their pampering session!)

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How long does a puppy groom take?

As a rough guide, a Full Groom for a small, long-haired dog can take up to two hours. However, a larger dog’s groom may take longer. A Full Groom Smooth Hair takes up to 90 minutes, and a Bath, Brush & Blow Dry takes around 60 minutes on average.

Is it hard to groom a Shih Tzu?

Professional grooming can be a tough on the wallet, so many people choose to groom their Shih Tzus at home. This requires regular brushing and bathing your pup, in addition to a bit of hair and nail trimming.

How much does it cost to groom a Shih Tzu?

Dog Grooming Prices By Breed

Dog Breeds Average Cost
Pug, Chihuahua, Shih Tzu, Pomeranian, Maltese, Yorkshire, Mini-Dachshund $40
Schnauzer, Corgi, Dachshund, Wire Hair Terrier, Toy Poodle $50
Miniature Poodle, Westie, Scottish Terrier, Mini Doodle, Mini Aussie $55