Both of our salons offer full professional grooming services for dogs.
All grooms include ear hair removal, ear cleaning, under foot hair removal, nail trimming, hygiene work in the groin and anal area and emptying of the anal glands.
The trims are designed with the dogs life style in mind and the owners ability to maintain the coat in between visits.The condition of the coat that we are presented with will dictate what we can do with it.
There are three different methods of grooming depending on your dogs breed.
Clipped trims This is where the dogs coat is shortened and styled using a clippers and scissors. This would be the most common way of maintaining a pet dog in a cute but functional coat with minimal homework for the owner. Clipped trims can vary quite a bit in length and when we start to trim a new client it may take a visit or two before we settle on the trim that suits dog, owner and groomer. Ideally a clipped trim should revisit the groomers in 8 to 10 weeks. However those choosing to keep a longer length may need a 4 to 6 week visit.
Handstripping This is specialty work carried out on certain breeds of dogs. A coat will need an assessment visit to see if it is suitable for the handstripping and to see what homework the owner needs to do. For a younger dog it may take several visits before the full coat can be removed. The "blown" or dead coat is plucked out to create the desired style.Time between visits for handstripping will vary a lot from dog to dog and will only become clearer as the year progresses.
Scissor Trims This is another specialist item for certain coats. There is a huge amount of preparation needed before the trim can proceed. The blow drying time, alone, for a medium sized scissor trim could be upto an hour and a half. The dogs shape is then carved in using various scissors and thinners. The coat will be quite long in comparison to a dog of the same breed in a clipped trim and therefore will also demand some more homework time.
Jenny Hale "Scruffy Pups" Unit 32 The Mill Centre Celbridge, Co. Kildare