Dog Groomers Atlanta GA

The internet and phonebook can be helpful in locating a dog groomer, but even better is a satisfied friend or trusted professional's reference. Ask your vet, trainer, breeder or rescue organization, and friends if they can recommend any good groomers in your area. Check below for more information.

DiOGi Pet Services LLC
(678) 521-1763
Atlanta, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Paws & Purrs Pet Sitting
(770) 235-6785
Marietta, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Errand Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming
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Pet Sitters International

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On The Spot Mobile Grooming
(678) 521-4343
2283 Glenridge Drive
Marietta, GA

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Kelsey's Dog House
(404) 816-4100
339 Buckhead Avenue
Atlanta, GA
Description
Kelsey's Dog House offers grooming, boarding and all-day play care in a homestyle environment. We are in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta at the corner of Buckhead Avenue and Grandview. Warm personal service and attention to detail is what we are all about.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Axcium Pet Grooming
(404) 752-7909
2188 Essex Ave SW
Atlanta, GA
Description
Full service dog grooming salon, all dogs welcome. Wide range of grooming styles, including hand stripping. Show grooming of terriers and schnauzers, 20 years experience. Included Every Time: Nailtrim, Earcleaning, Gland Tune-up, Bath, Blowdry, Bow(s) or BandanaProvided by the business ownerPayment Accepted: Check, Cash, Paypal Provided by the business ownerHand Stripping On Request For All Wirecoated Breeds: Schnauzers, Terriers, Dachshunds, etc Trim Styles: Breed specific, Puppy cut,
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

LOVE BUGS Professional Pet Sitting
(404) 428-6999
Marietta, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Rachel's Pawssion for Pets, LLC
(404) 314-3849
Roswell, GA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Buckwood Pet Hotel
(404) 351-3246
1630 Northside Drive
Atlanta, GA
Description
Buckwood pet hotel has a groomer on staff, Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00. Our groomer is a devoted pet enthusiast who strives to provide a pleasurable and inviting environment to help with all of your dog and cat grooming needs. We also provide doggie daycare and boarding services at the same facility. The veternarian is located right next door to the facility.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Great Grooms
(404) 320-1600
3084 Briarcliff Rd.
Atlanta, GA
Description
Cat and dog bathing/grooming, daycare, boarding and training. We specialize in all breeds with emphasis on correct breed trims. We are able to provide excellant professional care for all pets, specializing in older/ill pets, as well as rambunctious toddlers.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Poodle Parfait
(404) 284-9687
4079 Glenwood Road
Decatur, GA
Description
A full service salon, offering pet grooming and boarding. Our groomers are master groomers, learning their trade from a very young age, this is a family business, which extends to our clients and their pets.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services

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Dog Grooming Basics - Tools and Techniques

Dog Grooming Basics - Tools and Techniques

A dog of any breed will need grooming to look and feel her best. Grooming your dog appropriately may take a few minutes to quite a few hours each week, depending on breed and coat type.

Not all pet owners may have the time, skill, desire, or expertise needed to keep their dog's coat, nails, skin, teeth, and ears in the best possible shape. For these owners, it is best to hire a dog groomer.

Evaluating A Dog Grooming Business

What are your grooming goals - a well-trimmed family dog or preparing a dog for conformation showing? Finding a talented show groomer may be much more difficult than finding a wonderful groomer who specializes in fabulous cuts for pet dogs. If you are looking for a show groomer, contact your breeder or breed club for recommendations.

The internet and phonebook can be helpful in locating a dog groomer, but even better is a satisfied friend or trusted professional's reference. Ask your vet, trainer, breeder or rescue organization, and friends if they can recommend any good groomers in your area. Also ask about typical rates for services in your area. (Prices may vary depending upon a dog's breed, special health, behavior, or grooming situations, type of products used, etc.)

Prepare a list of questions (some are suggested below), and begin interviewing!

How long have you been in business? How did you learn to groom? Has an animal ever been injured in your care? What experience do you have grooming dogs of this breed? Can you provide references from other area pet professionals (vets, trainers, etc.) and from clients? (Follow up on these!)

If your pet has special coat and grooming requirements, health or behavioral problems (hot spots, existing fear of groomer, corded coats, mange, severe/extensive matting, need for anal gland expression, separation anxiety, ear plucking, fear biting during nail clipping, etc.), ask what type of experience the groomer has working with animals with the same needs.

After you've found the right answers to your questions from one or more professionals, check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure the company has no complaints on file; and make sure that they carry an active insurance policy. If all that checks out, schedule a visit to the facility.

The facility should be clean, well-lit, and inviting. Do the dogs look happy and well cared for? Is the staff friendly and helpful?

If you feel good about a potential dog groomer, schedule an appointment. If you are uncomfortable leaving your dog alone the first time, ask if you can attend during the grooming - this is a valuable training opportunity for you to teach your dog that the groomer's can be a great experience with lots of yummy treats! If the groomer refuses, look elsewhere for services.

Whomever you choose as your groomer should recommend dog grooming tools and supplies to help you maintain the dog's coat and good condition in between grooming visits.

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What Does a De-Shedding Tool Do?

What Does a De-Shedding Tool Do?

Densely furred cats and dogs have combination coats made up of longer, coarser top fur and softer, finer inner fur that creates a warm air-trapping blanket for the skin in cold weather. It is the pet's undercoat that tends to tangle, mat and clump as it is shed if it is not groomed carefully. In extreme cases, the unfortunate result is a weakened and dulled coat, or a thick thatch that must be simply shaved.

A de-shedding tool for pet grooming reaches past the longer outside hairs and removes the inner coat hairs before they mat and thatch. It protects the coat for future growth and keeps the skin surface clean and properly aired and stimulated. The de-shedding tool does not cut hair, but it allows hair that has already detached from the hair follicle to be discarded. Most dogs and cats do not find the process uncomfortable and they enjoy the comfort of a coat not bound up with mats.

The de-shedding tool is not analogous to the thinning scissors that stylists use to reduce bulk in human hair. Thinning scissors cut; the de-shedder releases loose hair.

Typical dogs that are good candidates for de-shedding include: Poodles, Shih Tzus, Maltese, Bichons, Portuguese Water Dogs, Malamutes and Irish Water Spaniels.

Similarly, long-haired cats benefit from the de-shedding tool. Because de-shedding helps prevent hairballs, de-shedding is a health enhancement for all cats, especially Himalayan and Persian types. (Rabbits, especially Angoras, also benefit from the de-shedding tool.)

While the de-shedding tool prevents mats and tangles, it does not easily or comfortably remove them, so it should be used regularly, about once a week, in order to maintain a well-groomed coat. Winter and summer, the tool can be used according to schedule, but users will notice that the bulk of fur removal happens in spring and summer when dogs and cats naturally shed. Therefore, users do not need to worry about the de-shedding tool thinning out a thick coat. It will not cut hair...

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