Getting your dog groomed on a regular basis is imperative. If you have a new puppy or are considering getting a new puppy - grooming should be in your mind. I understand that most of the time it's not a top priority when bringing home a new pup, but it's something that shouldn't be overlooked.
You should start your new pup out right away. Most groomers will give you a new puppy discount. Getting your dog regularly groomed helps your dog become accustomed to the grooming process and makes it easier for the dog and the groomer.
Even short-haired dogs should be groomed. They need a good bath and a nail trim to keep them healthy and happy, as well as the owner.
If you have adopted a dog, they should be taken to a trusted groomer so that they too can become familiar with the grooming process. I feel like many people overlook the importance of good hygiene