I groom at the pace that your dog allows via the body language he/she exhibits - their comfort level is a priority for me. Grooming appointments take anywhere from two to four hours unless otherwise stated.
The length of time it takes to groom your dog will depend on coat type and texture, the size of your dog, length of hair, and how accepting the dog is of the grooming process.
I will contact you 15 minutes before pick up.
Many factors to consider when deciding how to remove mats from a dog’s coat. The dog’s personality, the type of coat, the size of the mat and the location i.e., is it next to the skin or further away from the skin, these issues contribute to the decision whether to remove matts or cut the hair short.
Removing matts from a coat is decided on a case by case basis.
The comfort of the dog is paramount, the golden rule kicks in here:
Humanity before vanity!
Matting occurs when dead hair gets tangled with live hair and compounded by grease and oil.
Brushing through matts and tangles can cause pain to your dog and depending on how bad the tangles and matting is can cause damage to skin and coat.
Nails should be trimmed at least every 4-6 weeks, or as needed.
Bigger or heavier dogs regularly walked on cement or concrete will wear their nails naturally; moreover, smaller lighter dogs that are walked on grass or our beaches.
Our senior dogs who lead a more sedentary lifestyle may need nails trimmed more often. The goal here is to keep the nails trimmed so they do not interfere with the dog's natural gait or cause injury to tendons or bones in the feet.
Regular grooming can help control shedding, but regular grooming will not eliminate shedding.
De-shedding is the process of removing dead hair from your dog’s coat.
Regular brushing at home combined with frequent grooming can help.
The process involves the use of a Sav-UR-Fur de-shedding system along with deep conditioning treatments using the best de-shedding products, a force dryer, and good old elbow grease to remove loose and dead hair from your dog's coat.
We select the best quality grooming products available with the health and well-being of your pet in mind. We choose products that are certified cruelty-free and are manufactured from naturally derived cleansers sourced from earth-friendly components and are made in the USA whenever possible.
"I think it was the beginning of Mrs. Bond's unquestioning faith in me when she saw me quickly enveloping the cat till all you could see of him was a small black and white head protruding from an immovable cocoon of cloth. He and I were now facing each other, more or less eyeball to eyeball, and George couldn't do a thing about it. As I say, I rather pride myself on this little expertise, and even today my veterinary colleagues have been known to remark, "Old Herriot may be limited in many respects, but by God, he can wrap a cat. " James Herriot