HOW LONG DOES A FULL GROOM TAKE?
Up to 3 hours – here are a few of the reasons why:-
A Dog’s requirements are all very different as each dog varies in temperament, behaviour, coat types and condition.
Your dog may be nervous or anxious about a grooming process for example, some dogs don’t like the dryer and need a gentle airflow – this will increase the drying time.
Elderly or arthritic dogs need extra rest time.
Some dogs just need more loving care and attention to help them through the experience.
These are just a couple of examples. Every dog is individual and their needs are too!
WHEN SHOULD I COLLECT MY DOG?
I will give you a call – 20 mins before your dog is ready to be collected or as otherwise advised at drop off.
WHERE ARE RESIDENT DOGS DURING THE GROOM?
If your dog is nervous around other dogs then my dogs can be kept away within several different places around the home. My dogs are springer spaniels and although excitable with people, they have great manners with other dog. My spaniels are 12 and 13 years
old and are happy these days to just chill.
WILL MY DOG BE PUT IN A CAGE?
We do have a couple of cages. (I prefer to call them safety crates) my dogs love them!
It is very unlikely that your dog will be placed in a safety crate as our grooming area and garden are secure and separated areas can be provided. However, if an incident does occur meaning that for welfare reasons it does become necessary your dog will be placed in an appropriately sized crate to keep it safe.
WHAT DOES HOLISTIC MEAN?
Holistic means the well being of the whole.
A holistic approach to dog grooming means every aspect of your dogs well being is taken into account (Mind, Body & Soul). Consideration is given to their stress levels, thought patterns, behaviour as well as their general health to ensure that their grooming experience is as enjoyable as possible.
DO YOU DO ANAL GLANDS?
Internal anal gland expressing should only be undertaken by a trained Veterinary Surgeon or nurse. External expression should only be undertaken by a person who is trained specifically to do this by a Veterinary Surgeon for that particular dog and under the advice of a Veterinarian. Therefore, I Do Not express anal glands and would advise Veterinary assistance is sought.