Grooming is an important part of any dog or puppy’s health and wellbeing, it’s a responsibility that comes as soon as you bring them home. From having their ears cleaned to receiving a haircut, it’s a vital step to ensuring your dog’s health is maintained.
“At what age should I first bring my puppy in?”
Once your dog is home and fully vaccinated, Puppy Intros are a huge part of their training and development so get them booked in at the groomers straight away to begin a healthy journey. Early socialisation and interaction at a quality grooming parlour is essential to building a happy lifetime relationship between your dog and their groomers.
“Why is grooming so important?”
Dog grooming isn’t simply about aesthetic style. Dogs are groomed to prevent irritation, infections and issues with skin and coat, not only do we bath reducing the build up of any dirt and debris, we will brush your dogs coat reducing the dead fur build up and onset of matting which can cause irritation and sores to your dogs skin. This also provides the best opportunity to have your dogs skin thoroughly looked at, as the dryer parts the coat we can easily check for any skin issues or irritations beginning to arise.
“What is included in the price of the groom? Do I have to pay for extras?”
Unlike many groomers, Dogaholic offer a set price to cover the full grooming experience. Every dog’s ears will be cleaned and their nails trimmed to prevent ear infections or again spot the early signs of a problem. Their nails will need to be trimmed occasionally to prevent the nails from irritating the paws by growing at a length or angle that will cause the paws to not place comfortably on the ground.
It’s important to keep your dogs face, feet and bottom trimmed appropriately to prevent irritation and infection around the eyes, around the bottom and in between the paw’s pads and toes.
“Does my dog’s coat need to be clipped short every time?”
No. The hair cut and styles we will discuss with you and offer are based on yours and your dog’s lifestyle. For example, dogs that are walked regularly through woodlands and fields are prone to matting faster so in this instance we may recommend a shorter style.
“Do I need to groom my dog between appointments?”
We always advise to brush your dog at home at least every other day to stop matting in between grooming appointments. We understand that everyday commitments don’t always allow this which is why we recommend Bath & Tidy or Bath Only appointment every 3-4 weeks to help maintain their coat.
“My dog hates going to the groomers”
Too often we hear this and it seems to be a commonly accepted norm. It should not be this way! Going to the groomer’s should be an enjoyable experience for your dog.
If it isn’t… Why not bring your dog to experience the Dogaholic difference.
Grooming is a vital part of dog ownership, if you have any questions, concerns or would like tailored advice and guidance, your Dogaholic Grooming Team will always be willing to assist you and offer the best advice.