Hi Guys, We always check in on this forum throughout the course of the year to keep our fingers on the pulse, but have never as of yet posted. We're a vets in Cheshire, but we also do dog grooming in Altrincham. One of our most common problems with pet owners that bring their puppies in for grooming for the first time is that in the early months of their lives, their puppies fur has grown matted as it's been left a long time without the necessary brushing, shampooing and in some instances cutting. Although you would never say that this isn't causing a truly bad health hazard, it does create problems with the dogs becoming restless as brushing and cutting matted fur tends to be painful. I just wondered if any of our less experienced puppy owners on the forum were aware of the grooming that they should be doing in a dogs early life so that we can try and educate our potential clients before their first visit. The problem tends to be more prevalent in puppies with medium fur, rather than show breeds where you would be more aware to grooming rituals. Any insight would be beneficial. We've drawn up a guide to puppy grooming before their first grooming appointment which some of you may also find helpful.