Many factors can determine how often your dog needs grooming, such as the length of the coat, the breed of your dog and the desired style or cut.
Dogs should be groomed every 4 to 8 weeks, 4-6 weeks for long coats and 6-8 weeks for shorter coats.
We ensure your dogs nails are trimmed regularly, nail trimming will maintain a healthy foot structure and stop the nail quick (vein) from growing too long.
A dogs coat must not be washed more than once a week. As too much bathing can strip the coat of its natural oils, these natural oils keep the coat strong, moisturized and glossy. It is recommended to bath your dog at least once a month.
A dogs ears must be cleaned regularly, twice a month is recommended.
Double coated breeds should have a full professional brush-out 4 times a year. We also recommend a bath and blow-dry to remove excess hair every 4 weeks for optimal coat maintenance/health.
The amount of times you should brush your dogs coat per week can vary from coat length and coat type.
For medium to long coats, you can use a slicker brush and a metal comb. Parting the hair in sections on a small area at a time will help eliminate matts from forming. Any matting you find with your comb that you cannot get through, use your slicker brush to go back over that area. The more you brush your dog the less knots and tangles will form in the coat.
Brushing your dog can be relaxing for both your dog and yourself. Lying your dog on the floor on their side can help them settle and bond closer with you. If you can not see the skin when parting the hair, matting has formed.
Longer parts such as the ears, tail, and underarms should always be combed. These spots are the most likely to have matts.
A matted coat becomes painful and a great place for bacteria and fleas to grow.
Matted fur is uncomfortable for dogs because it pulls on their skin. Matts can lead to hot spots, irritated skin and eventual infection. Severely matted pups in most cases, will need to be shaved short underneath the matting.
One very important rule... If your dog is matted, do not bathe him/her, this only makes the matts tighter.
Dog owners should not attempt to cut matts out of their dogs. We will remove all matts gently and slowly, preventing any discomfort to your pet.
Severely matted pups will take more time and may require additional grooming costs.
Fur bearing breeds have a double coat, made up of a soft undercoat and a coarser topcoat. These breeds like Golden Retrievers, Huskies, Newfoundlands, and Pomerainians, shed their undercoat to regulate their body temperature.
Hair bearing breeds like Yorkies, Shihtzus, Poodles and Bichons have a single coat which lacks an undercoat. Their coat continues to grow and they do not shed.
We do not recommend shaving double coated, fur bearing breeds.
We recommend a regular brushing and de-shed to keep their coat healthy and able to function naturally.
A properly groomed fur coat regulates cold and hot temperatures. Cool air can reach the skin and circulate when the undercoat and matts are removed. Their top coat protects them from the sun's rays keeping them cool in the summer.
Shaving a double coat can cause post clipping alopecia. This is when the hair grows back unevenly or not at all.
Cost of services differ depending on the size of your pet, coat condition and grooming style. On average our appointments take between 2-3 hours depending on the groom. Our grooming appointments are scheduled according to your discretion so please let us aware of anything and remember we can take longer or get behind schedule due to improper communication.