How often?

This will depend on what kind of dog you have. Not just their breed but also their lifestyle. In my experience I have found that dogs that have their coats clipped should come into the parlour every 6-8 weeks for restyling. I recommend that this be alternated with a maintenance bath every 3 months. Dogs that are double coated will drop their coats at different times but coming into the parlour every 3 months will help shift coat build up and help them prepare for the changes in seasons. Of course, some dogs are big shedders or love getting dirty, so a visit to the groomers every 3-4 weeks will make looking after your dog at home much easier!

Once your dog comes to the parlour, I will be able to get to know him or her and create a schedule that works for you both!

Leave or stay?

Due to the fact that my parlour is based at my home, I are unable to let anyone sit with their pet during their grooming session. Having the owner stay also distracts the dog and can make grooming much more difficult and time consuming. However, I treat every dog as if they were my own, so you can be guaranteed that they will be in safe, kind and competent hands and will be treated with the utmost care.

Once I have met your dog and assessed the grooming session type needed I will be able to provide you with a timescale which will let you plan your free time. I will take your contact details and call or text you as soon as your dog is ready so that you can come and pick them up from the parlour!

What age for puppies?

I can welcome your puppy for grooming once they have had their vaccinations and are able to go out for their walks; this is usually from 12 – 16 weeks of age.

Experience tells me that it is always better to bring your puppy as soon as possible as they go through their ‘no fear’ stage whilst growing up, this usually lasts until they are around 20 weeks old. As detailed on the Grooming Services page, I offer a complete ‘Puppy Familiarisation’ service during which I will introduce him or her to the sights, sounds and smells of the studio. It goes without saying that this is a part of being a dog groomers that I particularly enjoy!

Can I cut my own dog’s nails?

Dogs nails do not require clipping regularly if your dog is walked on the pavement; the pavement acts like a natural nail file and keeps the nails short. However, dogs that are walked on grass will need their nails trimmed approximately every 2 months.

Long nails can grow into the pad causing injury, can scratch and cause entire body posture changes to the dog from having to shift its body weight backwards in order to relieve nail pressure.