As pet lovers, we know you care about making sure they are healthy and happy. Part of that is establishing a consistent grooming routine. But how often should you groom your dog? What are some of the things that can determine a more frequent grooming routine? How can you know how often you should groom your furry friend? Here are a few things to consider when deciding how often to get your pet on a grooming schedule.

 

Seasons And Climate

 

When it comes to how often you should groom your pet, the current environment plays a big role.  During the fall, your pup might spend a lot of time in the mud and rotting leaves. In the summer, your pup is likely to spend time in the humidity, swim in the water, and usually both on any hot day. Both of these can result in matting. Learn more about our full-service baths and other services here. In general, the more often your pets spend time outside, especially in humid and hot weather, the more frequently you should groom them.

 

Signs Your Pup Needs A Grooming

 

While some dogs require more frequent grooming than others due to the environment or their particular coat length and style, there other reasons to keep in mind. For example, any of the following signs mean it’s time to schedule a grooming appointment:

 

  • Excessive fur
  • Odor 
  • Growing nails
  • Increased or uncontrolled shedding

 

Dog Breeds and Coats

 

Specific breeds require more grooming than others. Breeds with longer coats need more frequent grooming than their short-haired counterparts. For example, short-haired dog breeds may only need a full grooming session once every few months. These include breeds like boxers, terriers, and greyhounds. If you have a dog breed that has curly or silky hair, there are other considerations to keep in mind. You will want to establish a regular brushing routine as well as schedule a professional grooming appointment. Longer-haired breeds also require more care because they have more of it to manage. When deciding how often to groom your pet, their coat lengths are a big factor. In general, you should plan on taking your pup to the groom about every six weeks at a minimum.

 

Personality 

 

Finally, how is your pet’s temperament? Are they shy or cautious around strangers? Do they get anxious having someone else wash or brush their fur? At The Good Dog Spot, we provide a safe and friendly grooming environment. We can help even the most anxious dogs feel comfortable and enjoy the experience – even if it takes a little getting used to at first! Your pet’s personality plays a role in how often you groom them, whether at home or professionally. Our team can help make their experience a good and joyful one.

There are several factors that go into deciding how often you should groom your pet. Our experienced team can help work with you to set up a grooming schedule that’s best for you and your pet.

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35 C North Chicopee Street Chicopee, MA 01020

139 King Street Northampton, MA 01060

ABOUT US

Our Mission is to ensure pet parents’ peace of mind by providing consistent, compassionate grooming services and a nurturing, safe and fun environment for pets to socialize and grow through our daycare and overnight programs.

Chicopee hours

  • Monday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Thursday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Saturday  8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday  8:00am - 9:00am
    & 4:00 - 5:00pm 

We are closed between 12:30-1:30 for lunch

Northampton hours

  • Monday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Thursday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Saturday  8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday  8:00am - 9:00am
    & 4:00pm - 5:00pm

We are closed between 12:30-1:30 for lunch