Dapper Dogs - Services

By: Dapper Dogs  05/12/2011
Keywords: Dogs, Nails, shampoo

Dapper Dogs caters for all breeds of dog.  We offer a quality service at competitive prices.  We use all natural shampoos specially designed for different coat types. Dogs are thoroughly groomed out, properly bathed and dried, toe nails cut to the correct length, ears plucked and cleaned and coats scissored and/or clipped to the breed specification and the requirements of the owner.

On arrival for your appointment your pet is greeted and his/her general condition assessed. At this time we can discuss how best to groom, trim and tailor his/her coat according to their breed and lifestyle.  Please tell us anything you may think is important to your dog's well being.   

Brush Out:
This is the first of many steps to get you dog looking its best, dogs need regular brushing, yes even those with short hair, it promotes a healthy coat. De-tangling/de-matting coats can take anything from 5 minutes to several hours. Bathing a matted coat will result in the hair becoming more tightly entangled. This means it can become stressful and unkind to subject your pet to hours on the grooming table, in which case we may suggest a shorter trim to make the day at the salon much more pleasurable for your dog and more practical to maintain at home

Nail Trimming:
Most dogs need their nails trimmed from time to time, long nails can be of great discomfort to dogs, making it difficult to walk and in some severe cases causing ingrown nails and causing the toes to turn out.

Ear Cleaning:
Yet another part of grooming that owners do not always wish to do at home, but a very important part of grooming, to avoid ear infections and to detect any problems with the ears we remove dead hair from the ear canal and clean the ear itself

Bathing and Blow Drying:
All dogs who visit Dapper Dogs are bathed and fluff dried thoroughly. We use doggie shampoos that best suit the individual coat type. This means using a shampoo with herbal extracts for the dogs with normal skin.  "Fursaid" shampoo for dogs such as Westies that suffer with irritated and inflamed skin, this shampoo contains botanical coat tar which has well known healing properties.  We use bright white shampoo to brighten up the white on all types of coats. We use insecticidal shampoo for dogs affected by fleas, conditioning treatments for dry or damaged coats, and for dogs that suffer with more serious skin problems veterinary prescribed shampoos can be brought along and we will use them on the individual dogs.

Styling:
If your dog needs to be clipped into a particular style this will now be done or in the case of full coated pets the coat is carefully combed to ensure it is mat free. Each dog will have their hair styled to the breed standard or to the owner preference. For cross breeds there are many great styles that will have you dog looking ever so Dapper!  

Dapper Dogs also provides "Puppy Pampering". This service is recommending for the new addition to your family and is an excellent way for the dog to get used to visiting the groomers.

The experience will start with the puppy getting lots of reassurance love and attention. The puppy will then be brushed, washed and dried.  Nails and ears will also be checked and attended to if necessary.  For their first couple of visits we will take the procedure slowly and calmly allowing your puppy to become familiar with the equipment and relax into the experience and environment.   They will learn and associate a trip to the groomers as a positive experience.    This service is for all puppies under 6 months old and all Puppies must be vaccinated before attending.

Notes:
"Please do not allow your dog's coat to become badly tangled, knotted or matted. Your dog should be brushed between grooming appointments and, unless very short haired, should not be bathed unless you are confident and able enough to blow-dry without matting the coat. This is not for the groomer's benefit. De-matting can be painful and very stressful for the dog. If your dog is very matted it is kinder and more humane to clip the entire coat off to the skin and let it grow back."

"If your dog is fussy about having certain body parts handled we would ask that you spend time at home gently de-sensitising these areas by the play and treat approach. I will be happy to advise."

Keywords: Dogs, Groomers, Nails, shampoo