Q: How often should dog grooming and clipping be done?
A: How often you wash your dog depends on your personal circumstances and the type of dog you have. Fortnightly to monthly for baths. For dogs requiring haircuts I recommend between 4-12 weeks
Q: What do you include in your dog grooming service?
Q: What does your clipping service include?
Q: What shampoos do you use?
Q: I can't seem to get on top of fleas on my dog. What's your advice?
Q: How often should I book for a dog nail clip?
Q: I never clean my dog's ears. Can you help?
Q: My dog hates having a bath. Can you help?
Q: My dog's coat is knotted and matted. How can I take care of it during dog
Q: My dog is frightened by the dryer - can you
Q: How old should a dog be before he has his first grooming appointment?
Q: What sizes of dogs do you groom?
Tips for bathing your dog
Many people like to bathe their pets in between their grooming sessions. This is a wonderful way to keep your pet clean, but you must remember that there is a right way and a wrong way to bathe at home.
Always remember to brush out your petís coat BEFORE you bathe him or her. Most people donít realize that this is the number one reason your petís fur becomes matted. If there are any knots in his or her coat, the water will make them become tighter and tighter until your groomer has no choice but to shave the coat short. Brushing before the bath will prevent this situation.
Brush the coat out first with a brush and then go through it with a comb to make sure all the matts are out. Most times the matting will be close to the skin so you must make sure you are not just brushing the top coat. Be sure you do not brush super hard next to the skin so as not to give your pet a brush burn. After you are sure all of the matting is out, you can proceed to the bath. It is important to brush your pet after the coat has dried as well but this will be much easier since all of the knots were taken out prior to the bath.
Do not attempt to cut any mats out at home with scissors. It is VERY easy to cut your petís skin and should be left alone until your groomer can shave it out.