Bathing a new dog, puppy or rescue dog.
If your dog isn’t familiar with being groomed, they may initially find the process stressful, confusing, or even frightening. If you’re starting to groom a puppy, new dog, or rescue dog, proceed gradually and gently. Don’t start with the ears, face or tail; begin by concentrating your grooming on the body. Reinforce the practice with plenty of praise, cuddles, and even dog treats.