Keeping Your Dog Calm and Collected at the Groomers

Taking your dog to the groomer shouldn’t be a stressful experience for either of you! At Canine Couture Grooming, we understand that some pups are nervous about bath time and haircuts. So, keeping your dog calm at the groomer can be challenging. Follow these tips to help your furry friend feel relaxed and pampered during their visit:

Tips for Keeping Your Dog Calm

Prepare Your Pup:

    • Get them familiar with the tools: Before your grooming appointment, gently introduce your dog to the sights and sounds of grooming tools at home. Let them sniff clippers (turned off!), brushes, and dryers. You can even find recordings of grooming noises online to get them acclimated.
    • Maintain a positive attitude: Dogs pick up on our emotions. If you’re feeling anxious about the grooming, your pup will too! Stay calm and upbeat during car rides and drop-offs.

Grooming Day:

    • Exercise beforehand: A tired pup is a happy pup! Take your dog for a walk or playtime before its grooming appointment to burn energy.
    • Pack a comfort item: The familiar scent of a favorite toy or blanket can comfort a nervous dog. Ask your groomer if bringing a calming item is okay.
    • Stick to the routine: Schedule grooming appointments around your dog’s regular feeding and walking schedule. This will help minimize disruptions to their routine.

Building Trust with Your Groomer:

    • Find a groomer you trust: Look for a groomer who has experience with your dog’s breed and understands nervous pups. Ask about their techniques for calming anxious dogs.
    • Communicate with your groomer: Tell your groomer about your dog’s personality, any anxieties, and grooming preferences. The more information you share, the better your groomer will be equipped to make your pup feel comfortable.

Bonus Tip: Consider a “happy visit” beforehand! Schedule a short, non-grooming appointment for your dog to meet the groomer and get familiar with the environment. This can help build trust and positive associations before their first full groom.


Following these tips can help your dog have a positive grooming experience. Remember, a relaxed pup means a happier groomer and a more enjoyable experience for everyone!

We Care About Your Dog’s Health and Well-Being

At Canine Couture Grooming, we’re passionate about keeping your dog happy and healthy. We offer dog groomingwashing, and touch-up services to meet your dog’s needs. To learn more about how to keep your dog calm at the groomer, call (678) 947-6556 or message us online. Remember, a clean and well-groomed dog is a happy dog!