At Doggy Doos my goal
as a professional groomer is to develop a loving life-long relationship with each dog in my care, to earn
their trust, to help them truly enjoy their grooming sessions (:doggy spa
days:) and, of course, to help them look and feel their very best.
I allot myself, on average, 2 hours per full haircut groom. This allows me the time
to truly pamper each pet in my care… I can take an extra 10 minutes to give an
sore arthritic dog a warm salted water hydro-massage or use the extra time to apply
moisturizing paw balm to “Sampson’s” cracked pads. It also gives me time to discuss
the causes and remedies for “Nelly’s” tear stains with you… If “Chewey” needs
extra help moving past a grooming phobia, we are able to take our time and
slowly work through it. Older dogs benefit from the slower pace too, because I
will never hesitate to give them a much needed break.
I know that dogs can feel our energy. I also know that I could push
myself and groom 2 or 3 more dogs a day. But I would be rushed, and
each pet would feel my tension. The slower approach is very rewarding for
me personally, but most importantly my fuzzy clients (& their people) are happy.
only uses the highest quality grooming shampoos, conditioners and coat sprays
on the market. They are customized
for each dog’s specific coat type or skin condition. They contain
luxurious ingredients such as Royal Jelly, Dead Sea Salts and
Evening Primrose oil. Medicated, hypoallergenic, whitening, etc…
shampoos and conditioners are always used at no extra charge, because if
your dog needs it, he or she should have it! Our equipment is state-of-the-art
and always sanitized between each grooming session.
I think that -if the dog allows it- bows, scarves and general foo-foo should
also be part of any groom. The dogs are usually very excited to wear
their doggy-foo... I think it's because they know it will earn them
extra cute-points, which means extra attention! (If you have any special
requests for your doggy-foo, just give me a call a day or two before our
groom and I’ll accommodate as best I can).
In closing, I believe that grooming dogs means a lot more than just washing or
shaving them down. It should help to improve the dog's life AND giving him or her
style... Pet stylists should continually educate themselves by
regularly attending grooming seminars and conferences. Products and industry
standards are always changing and it’s a groomer’s responsibility to keep up! We
should understand different coat types and breed standards. We should be able
to identify and safely treat different parasites and skin disorders, as
well as point out changes in your dog’s body that you may not notice on a day
to day basis. We should know exactly what ingredients are in each product
we use and what they do. Finally, groomers have to know how to safely respond
to a medical emergency if, God-forbid, one arises.
Your dog will need to be groomed routinely for its entire life… As their
groomer, it’s my responsibility (and bliss) to give him or her the safest and most enjoyable