What is the actual grooming
After a dog is checked in & has had some time to adjust to his surroundings, he will usually
be checked over or “prepped” by his groomer.
This includes brushing, de-matting & removing excess
hair if necessary, clipping nails, cleaning ears, etc.. The next step, after resting for a bit, is bathing, using the shampoo
or treatment that has been requested.
Also, during bathing the anal glands are expressed upon request. After bathing, dogs are towel dried
& then blown dry with a high velocity air dryer to remove excess water & fluff (or smooth) the coat. Then they are
put in one of our pet friendly cages with a towel and one of our tube dryers to remove the rest of the water from their coat.
next & final step is “finishing”. This is when the haircutting and brushing out begins, depending on the cut,
also we will begin the shaving process & usually this takes the most time. When the groomer is pleased with & proud
of the result, the grooming is complete. Also keep in mind it’s not a fast process, but it’s structured to make
sure each dog has a relaxed, rewarding experience & leaves looking good & feeling refreshed.