Gentle grooming hand strip to breed standard. Hand stripping involves manually plucking or stripping dead hair from the coat. On wired-haired breeds it allows a new 'harsh' wire coat to grow in. A stripped coat gives the dog a more traditional look where colour & texture of coat is maintained.
Your dog's nails continuously grow and if left uncared for they can grow too long causing the dog pain when standing and walking. In extreme conditions the nails can continue to grow until they curl around and become embedded in the dog's paw. It is therefore important that their nails are clipped regularly.
The health of a dog's ears are normally overlooked as they can easily harbour parasites and infections. A general health check and ears cleaned should be carried out regularly.
Minor de-matting only carried out for dogs whose coats have become a little out of hand. Alternative treatment may be necessary depending on severity of matting and the coat may need to be clipped off. We abide by the Animal Health & Welfare Act and will not cause any necessary discomfort or stress to a dog.
All dogs can benefit from a routine grooming schedule. How often your dog should be groomed depends on its breed, coat type and activity level. Some breeds may only need to visit the salon 3-4 times per year, and others more often.
Curly coated, long haired or dogs that regularly have their coat clipped or cut will need grooming regulary and it is recommended that they visit a salon every 4-6 weeks to maintain their coat (Labradoodle, Cockapoo, Shih Tzu etc). Short haired dogs such as labradors may only need grooming a few times throughout the year to remove dead hair and keep clean and hygienic.
Grooming for a pup should start as soon as possible as this helps them become acquainted with the sounds of a salon environment with noises such as dryers and clippers as well as the touch of a brush and comb on their body, face and legs. It is recommended that you bring in your pup around 12 weeks old (once it has had all its vaccinations) and then regular visits to build the experience up gradually.
Grooming can be valuable in maintaining your dog's health and happiness.