Dog Grooming Tips From a Grouchy Puppy

Pet grooming can be easy or difficult but it is always necessary. My female regularly vacuuming is also necessary, though I take offense that she feels the need to remove my pet hair

I get regular brushing which feels great but I do my best to delay my nails getting done or having any contact with bath water. Since I love the ocean, salt water is my friend.

Dog Grooming Don'ts
How would you groom a grouchy puppy?

First of all, using a hand-held vacuum right before guests arrive might be tolerated out of love [see photo] but is not the best the way to groom your dog. I'm a real animal.

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How to bathe a grouchy puppy


Dogs almost always hate baths. Unless you and your pack are together from the start, meaning you are a puppy when you see your first bath, good luck. Positive bathing experiences for dogs are rare.  There is a long history for humans to think we won't notice or care, if you hose us down with cold water from a hose in the backyard.

Ocean baths are ideal if you are like me and live near an off leash beach in San Francisco. They are my first choice every time. Salty water to bite, possible stinky stuff to roll in, puppy pals to play with.

However if you do not live near the ocean, you can always take your pooch to a self-service dog wash facility like Pawtrero Bathhouse. It isn't so bad, they have all the tools your PL needs, including treats to entice you up the ramp and into the tub.


However if you don't have the option of taking your pooch somewhere, then here are ten easy steps to giving your pup a bath at home.

How to Bathe a Grouchy Puppy

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