With warm water from a power shower, we first rinse the dog down. Then using one of our premium shampoos, we massage this into the dogs coat, making sure to get down to the roots of the hair and the skin. During this section we also check for any parasites, injuries, conditions.
There are no cabin / cage dryers used here. Our main tool is our High Velocity dryers, (HV Dryers). Like a super powered hair dryer we are in control of them at all times and with wind speeds upwards of 90mph they ‘blast’ the water from the body leaving your dog bone dry. If your dog is not so happy with high power we can turn them right down and remove the nozzle to create just a warm air breeze and extending the drying time. Along with these we do use towels.
Brushing out a dog’s coat helps the coat into its natural position so that when we are cutting and shaping the dogs coat we are starting from solid point. It also helps to remove knots and matts* and coupled with the fluff dryer we can fluff the coat out to leave a great silhouette shape to the dog.
— Short Hair Breeds
Short haired breeds would not get a brush out as this would constitute a deshed and make this a full groom.
Face / Feet / Hygiene trim
We cant trim any hair on the legs, body or tail as this would turn the groom into a full groom. What we do is…
Included in all our grooms we check your dogs nails and clip them as short as we can to promote healthy nails.
For more information on nail clipping please check our dedicated
Included in all our grooms we check your dogs ears and then clean them with an alcohol based ear cleaner. This will help loosen the wax and remove dirt and grime while evaporating so not to keep the ear moist which can promote bacteria and infection!
If your dogs ears are particularly bad they may need a few ear cleaning sessions maybe between grooms. We will discuss this with you if this is the case.
If your dogs already have an ear issue, maybe an infection please do let us know. We may still clean the ears, but if you have drops to put in you may want to wait until after their groom to put them in.
In the worse cases, we sometimes pour the cleaning solution into the ear canal and then massage it to help loosen the wax. After their groom the wax may still be making its way out and you may see it run from their ears, just wipe it away with a tissue.
Spritz of Dog Pawfume / Cologne
At the end of the groom we will spray a delicious scented dog Pawfume or Cologne*. The scent we pick is at random, if you have a preference please let us know at drop off, or we can showcase them to you so you can pick. They are all gorgeous smelling and we are sure you will be happy with any.
The scent can last upto 5 days, but obviously there are outside factors that may alter this… (if your dog leaves the salon and immediately rolls in fox poop, no amount of pawfume will get past that.. maybe you walk them in the rain and it is washed off? Maybe they just roll around on the floor and rub it off.. for all these reasons and more we don’t guarantee how long the scent will last.
*Unless your dog has some kind of medical condition, sore/sensitive skin or if you request us not to (maybe you have some breathing difficulties?).
Check our our Shop if you would be interested in purchasing some to keep your dog smelling FRESH between grooms!
We book out 1.5hours per dog. Please be on time for your appointments as we are on a tight schedule.
Please understand that each dog is different and one dog might take 45 mins, and another might take 2 hours. This might be your dog, it might be the dog before your dog. This is why our pickup times are never definite, but we will call/text when your dog is ready to be picked up.
Things that might alter the length of a groom may include the condition of the dog when brought in, the dogs behaviour. Other dogs may take longer than expected or may need the assistance of other groomers which can slow things down.
We hope you can understand the unpredictability that comes along with anything to do with animals.
Prices are all estimates as we price per job not per dog. No dog is the same, no two Springers are the same, no two pugs are the same, so why would we charge the same?
Please check our Prices Page Here for more information and estimates.
Here are some factors that determine our prices..
We don’t really do any deals or price plans for grooming, however if you book out for the year and always show up for your grooms, it will be taken in to consideration in April when we usually have a price increase to co inside with the cost of living.
You can also pop in and book. We are not against walk in appointments, but we are usually too booked up to accept them.
Always try to contact us a few weeks before your dog needs a groom as we do book up ahead.
Here is some more information about Dog Grooms! These are usual types of questions we get asked.