Ensure your dog's vaccinations are up-to-date before the visit. Pack your dog's favorite toys, treats, and a familiar blanket for comfort.
Positive associations by rewarding your dog with treats and praise during and after the vet or groomer visit.
Make short, frequent visits to the vet or groomer to familiarize your dog with the environment and reduce anxiety.
Research and select vet clinics and groomers known for their dog-friendly approach and compassionate staff.
Gradually introduce your dog to grooming tools and equipment at home to reduce fear during the grooming process.
Maintain calm body language to reassure your dog. Avoid tense movements or speaking loudly during the visit.
Use positive reinforcement techniques like clicker training to reward good behavior during the visit.