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Show puppy

Discussion in 'Getting Started in Conformation' started by roguskie, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. roguskie

    roguskie Forums Enthusiast

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    Hi guys,
    So recently I enquired about a show puppy thinking maybe I would have to wait a wee while for one. The breeder has just come back and said she may have a pup very soon. So my question is (because Pippi hates being brushed) how do you ensure that pups are ok with being brushed?
     
  2. Ann

    Ann Moderator

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    How exciting that you may be able to get a show puppy! Hopefully, your breeder is conditioning the puppy at an early age to a brush. We start running soft brushes over puppies from a very young age -- around 4 weeks. When you bring the puppy home, do that every day. Use a soft brush and start with the puppy on your lap. Meantime, start getting your puppy used to standing on a grooming table. Put the puppy on the table daily and treat. You can even feed on the table. You need to make the table a very happy place to be. Then, you should start brushing the puppy while it's on the grooming table.
     

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