Puppy Grooming tips guest article on about.com

I have had the pleasure of being invited to write and article for About.com Puppies site this week. The article is titled Puppy Grooming Tips -How to Prepare Puppies for Grooming and can be viewed here. It out lines a protocol that teaches pet owners the steps they can take to ensure they will have a puppy that will accept grooming techniques or handling at vet visits. This protocol is however also useful for all puppies, especially those living with children. Puppies and dogs do not always accept hugs from humans and this can be the reason why children and adults get bitten. If a puppy is trained using this protocol they can become accepting of the way humans approach them and need to hug and hold them.

My thanks to Amy Shojai who hosts the site for the opportunity and to Karen Deeds from Canine Direction for the inspiration for the article.


Louise Kerr
The Pet Care Magician

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Louise Kerr (aka The Pet Care Magician) is the owner of Elite Pet Care & Education based in the Nambucca Valley NSW Australia. She consults and writes widely on a range of pet care issues including feeding, training and grooming dogs and cats. Her online pet care magic subscription program deals with common pet behavior  training, feeding and grooming issues such as barking, escaping, scratching, aggression and fleas. Pet care professionals are trained to handle customer issues by the provision of up to date programs to differentiate their pet care business from other competitors. About Me 


Posted on February 2, 2013, in Behaviour, Dog Training, Grooming, Mobile & Salon Groomers, Pet Care Businesses, Pet Guardians, Puppies, Training and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Experts in proper dog training claim that positive reinforcement is working
    superior to punishing the dog which can be regarded as
    inhumane by a lot of people. Many of us consider our animals to be
    an extension of the family, and in some cases, they may
    be the closest family that we have. If the canine does not follow then practice them much more in your obedience dog training periods.

  2. I have fun with, lead to I discovered exactly what I was taking a look for. You’ve ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

  3. Thanks for sharing. My puppy sometimes doesn’t like hugs and seems like the most relaxed dog around until someone scares her. When this happens, I’m always afraid that she is going to snap at them.

  4. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my
    comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.

    Anyhow, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

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