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Nervous dogs

If I feel that a dog is scared or nervous, I try to work with its owner to make the grooming experience a happy and comfortable one. I do not force a dog to be groomed.

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Nail care

Keeping your dog’s nails short is important for several reasons. As a groomer, I see nails which have grown so long they curl around and into the pads. Please contact me to book your dog in for regular nail clipping

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Grooming schedule

I will often recommend a grooming schedule for your dog which takes into account its coat type, home maintenance and lifestyle.  Stretching out this recommended schedule may lead to me being unable to maintain the length or style, or incurring a de-matting fee.  Please feel free to ask me to demonstrate correct coat care and show you the tool most suitable for your dog’s coat type.

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Full groom

A full groom includes a preliminary health check, bath using organic shampoo, blow-dry (no cage dryers used), styling to your requirements (stripping, clipping or scissoring), nail clipping, sanitary clip, ear check and clean.

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Bath & tidy

Your dog will receive a pampering shampoo treatment, in locally sourced organic shampoo tailored to its individual skin needs, then nails, feet and sanitary trimming, and ears cleaned.  This is great for in-between full grooms to keep on top of your dog’s coat condition.

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De-shedding

Recommended for double-coated breeds (such as German Shepherds, Collies and Retrievers) and smooth coated dogs (such as Pugs, Labradors and Staffies).  Your dog is bathed in a natural shampoo and the excess loose coat is removed with the use of a high-velocity dryer and de-shedding tools.