Groom dogs are taken outside for relaxation or to go potty. They also share our large kennels while they’re waiting to be groomed. Current shots are mandatory to enter our facility.
Remember, bathing and brushing those long hair breeds, regularly, Will reduce matting. If you get a call from our staff saying we need to shave all or part of the dog, here’s why. When dog hair mats it entangles and curls in. It can be extremely painful for a dog. The skin will also develop a rash or an infection under the matted area. There’s really no way to brush that out without hurting your dog and causing huge anxiety. Shaving your dog is really using clippers on the short hair setting and removing the hair below the matting. Sometimes this is just around the matted area, like around the ears, or sani area. But sometimes the dog is matted throughout the coat. Or in large enough areas it would look funny if we just shave the matted area and left patches of normal fur. Groomers aren’t taking the easy way out when we ask if we can shave your dog. In fact, any groomer would much rather give your dog a good shampoo and a drying and a brushing. It’s a lot more work to shave a dog but we always want to do what’s right for the dog. Any breed that has curly hair or long hair that gets curly when it gets wet, is highly susceptible to matting. A dog that gets a regular bath and brush is less likely to have heavy matting versus a dog that only comes in every 8 months for a groom.