Why Does it Take So Long
STEP I PREBATH PREPARATIONS
Each dog is readied for the bath by removing any excess body hair. Remaining hair is completely detangled with a gentle brushing followed by a fine toothed combing. This allows a thorough cleansing in the bath as giving the shampoo nowhere to hide during the final rinse. The nails are clipped and the ears plucked of excess hair and cleaned.
(30 to 45 minutes)*

STEPS 2 BATHE
THE bath consists of a thorough shampooing with the appropriate shampoo and complete rinse. Flea treatment is used as necessary and other preparations are used at the owner's request. The anal glands are expressed.
(15 to 30 minutes)*

STEP 3 DRYING AND BRUSHING
After the bath, your dog is fluffed dry and brushed so that the hair is tangle free. Keeping your pet well brushed between grooming makes for a more enjoyable visit.
(15 to 45 minutes)*

STEP 4 STYLE
Now that the time consuming steps are over, we can relax and enjoy the finishing up process. A lot of
the pattern (body) work is done with the clippers, and the legs, head arid tail are hand scissored. (The whole coat can also be scissored)
Special concentration, arid quiet are essential in the final step, because a sudden movement by the dog could change a style drastically.
While the dogs are on the table, any kind of distraction such as arrivals, phone calls, or unexpected commotion, can cause the dogs to lose attention and become excited. Consequently, we have to stop and calm the dog and get him quiet enough to resume grooming. This is the reason we try to control the time of pickups.
(30 to 60 minutes)*

* Times depend on the size of the dog, style of the clip and cooperation of the dog.

YOUR COOPERATION ASSISTS IN THE GROOMING OF YOUR PET.

1.      Please call if you are unable to keep your appointment.
2.
    It is important to arrive at the specified time so that the various steps are not rushed or interrupted. We will call you or designate a time for you to pick up your pet. Please be prompt.
3.
     Please walk you (log before bringing him/her to the (grooming appointment.)

  • 4.    Pease do not feed your dog prior to coming.