Dog Grooming FAQ's
Will you sedate my dog?
I do not sedate dogs. In reality, very few dogs truly do need any sort of sedative in order to be groomed. I am a dog trainer and I use the grooming appointments for your dog to be a training session as well. If for any reason, I believe that your dog would best be served by receiving medication, I will refer you to your Veterinarian for a mild sedative that can be administered prior to your grooming appointment.
How long will it take to groom my dog?
Usually two to three hours. The time will depend on a few variables such as your dog’s size, condition and amount of coat, style of groom that you expect and also their temperament. I will always call when your dog is done and ready for pick up. I don’t have many dogs here at the same time to keep the grooming experience as stress free as possible.
Will it hurt my dog to be groomed?
It can hurt your dog more from not being groomed. Dogs that are not groomed are prone to serious matting problems, skin conditions, painful nails growing into the pad and a variety of other problems that, if left unattended, can cause irreversible damage. Because a groomer is handling the dog on a regular basis and looking over every inch of its body during each visit, health issues that may arise can be found early on, and the likelihood of effective intervention is increased.
Does your dog have to be current on vaccinations?
Yes, your dog does have to be current with all their vaccinations.
How do you dry the dogs?
I use dryers that are effective for drying a dog’s coat in a way that maximized efficiency and produces quality results.
Is my dog left in a crate while he is getting groomed?
Your dog will be in a crate while they are drying some and then when they are waiting for their owners to come get them after their appointment.
What are the benefits to having my dog professionally groomed?
The main benefit is having a happier, healthier dog that does not suffer from any of the painful and potentially life-threaten problems. In addition, you will benefit as regular grooming cuts down on shedding, reduces allergy problems, and I will have my hands touch every inch of your dogs body during the grooming process. I help detect any change in your dogs coat or skin.
Can you groom my dog if he is aggressive?
99.9% I can. I can usually tell within the first five to ten minutes of a grooming process.
Can you groom my dog if I have tried other salons and they turned him away?
Yes, that is my speciality. I am also Vet recommended for such cases.
How often should my dog be groomed?
Most dogs need to be professionally groomed every 6 to 8 weeks.