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Pups that are introduced to grooming early quickly learn to stand still during trimming with

scissors and clippers. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

If you

get your

Poodle

regularly

clipped

by a

professional,

then

all

you

will

need to do in between visits is to give the short coat a regular going over with a slicker brush. If you are doing the clipping yourself, you will need

to

clip

the

coat

short,

paying

particular attention to the where you will probably

feet, also

have to use scissors between the pads.

to

get

in

Banding together the long hair on the top of the head and on the ears between shows helps prevent the hair from cording.

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clippers on the table next to your pup during these initial sessions so they get used to

days to

a week),

you

can

gradually

extend

the

time

spent

grooming,

and

introduce the clippers.

It’s

seeing them, but don’t them on yet. Once your

is relaxed on the table

turn pup (few

best to do this depending on the

in stages, tolerance of

your pup. turning the

The first stage is clippers on briefly,

then

for

longer

periods,

then

holding them

close to the

pup’s head,

then touching

them to the body and and eventually clipping

head, some

hair. Some pups adjust to

clippers

very

quickly,

the but

others need approach. If

a more gradual the pup is having

trouble

adjusting,

be

patient

and so

take the

the process slowly,

many

grooming

sessions in the future will relaxing and enjoyable.

be

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