How Uggie Got Ready for the Oscars

Gregg Segal

updated 03/01/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET

originally published 03/01/2012 AT 10:05 AM ET

Angelina Jolie might need a glam squad to help her get ready, but Uggie? He didn’t need much prep before snapping on his custom Chopard collar and strolling down the red carpet at the Academy Awards.

“We bathed him yesterday and gave him a nice blow-dry,” Uggie’s trainer Omar Von Muller told PEOPLE on Oscar Sunday. “That’s about it.”

Going by Hollywood standards, Uggie’s routine is shockingly low-maintenance, but it helps that he keeps up his appearance the rest of the year.

“It’s actually pretty easy,” Von Muller said. “We bathe him every couple of weeks. His nails are always nice and trim. The teeth, we get them whitened every once in a while.”

Yes, teeth whitening? Well, it can’t all be down-to-earth!

–With reporting by Jessica Wedemeyer

For more details – including photos of Uggie’s other pre-show rituals – pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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