I'd wait til the early spring, like february to do it. That's when we do ours. We start out with low trace clips (but I don't do the legs, I find them difficult, and its hard to keep a straight line, I also think their furry legs are cute!).. I just call it a trace clip. Sometimes my trainer will give hers a full body clip around when they first start shedding, before their new coat grows in though in March or April.. but she leaves light sheets/blankets on until its warm enough for them.