A successful grooming appointment takes the involvement of both pet owner and groomer. We strive to make each grooming appointment the best it can be for everyone and that is why we limit our one-time clients to a minimum. We want to be your all the time groomers. Our goal is to help you keep your pet’s coat in the best shape with regular 4, 6 or 8 week grooming appointments and sometimes that means home work for the family.
Here are some tips and tricks for a successful groom that can save you hundreds of dollars in the end:
Daily combing is the secret for a wonderful coat that will allow you to keep that stylish pooch in a posh cut and not have to be shaved down. The comb should be able to go through your pet’s coat with ease and no tangles from the tip of their nose to the end of their tail. This is a great way to make sure your pooch is used to being groomed and for you to keep a lookout for any skin irritations or abrasions.
Some of our clients have found it most helpful and effective by setting up a box on an end table in the family room and put a dog brush and comb inside and maybe some treats. When you have a spare moment to sit down at night to watch a little television, just put the dog on the ottoman in front of you and do a quick little comb out. Don’t make it a big deal, five minutes or so per dog. It makes all the difference and you can consider it bonding time.
Ear health is very important for all our four legged friends. Some breeds of dogs like (list breeds here) are very susceptible to yeast infections and should be monitored for any changes. Dogs with ear problems will display signs of shaking their heads and possibly pawing at their ears as well. If your dog’s ears are red and inflamed they may need a trip to the vet to see what is going on. Smell your dog’s ear as well to see if you notice a sour or “off” smell. Regular grooming helps by having the ear hairs plucked to keep air flow in the ear canal, however, any ear infection will require a visit to your veterinarian and we will not groom them until we receive approval from your vet that all is well.