FAQs

Q?How often do I need to get my dog groomed?
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If your dog has hair, you will most likely need to bring him in every six weeks or sooner.

Q?How often do the nails need trimming on my dog?
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Generally speaking, a dog’s nails need trimming every six weeks. If you walk your dog on the pavement, less trimming may be needed. If your dog is old, the nails may need trimming more often.

Q?How does a person become a dog groomer?
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There are schools which teach dog grooming . These schools are dog grooming salons. The graduates may get a certificate from the grooming school or store. Some salons train their employees to become groomers.

Q?I want to keep my dog in a long coat, why does it keep coming back too short?
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You can keep your dog in a coat as long as you like, but you must understand he needs regular brushing. If your dog comes in shaggy looking, we will warn you the dog may be groomed short. A shaggy dog is often a matted dog – try putting a comb through the dog and if the comb can’t get through the dog is matted. Shaving the matts is more humane than pulling and tugging on them to get the knots out.

Q?Is it customary to tip the groomer?
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If you are happy with the service you receive, a tip is very much appreciated by the groomer.

Q?How long does it take to groom my dog?
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Most dogs take 1 ½ to 2 hours to groom. A larger dog like a standard poodle would take three hours to groom.

Q?How long does it take to give my dog just a bath?
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Just a bath means a nail trim and ear cleaning too. We would also trim up the face, pads and feet. It should take about an hour, but may be longer depending on the size and the coat of the dog.

Q?My dog doesn’t like other dogs, can he be groomed alone?
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We try not to have dogs mingle with each other. Most dogs are not bothered by other dogs in our environment. If you wish to have a very quiet grooming appointment, we can schedule an early morning appointment before we schedule other dogs.