Dog Groomers Austin TX

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.

Dog Groomer Review

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Submitted on 5/30/2013 at 11:36 PM

What is your pet groomers name?

Pet Smart

Pros:

They are fast and always do a good job. They are also always excited to tell me how good my puppy did and they love her.

What would you like to see changed at your pet groomer?

Nothing. They do a good job.

Kelly's Pet Care
(512) 300-7387
Austin, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Doggie Day Care, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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The Collie Cottage Pet Resort & Spa
(512) 285-3442
15805-B Giese Ln.
Manor, TX

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Groomingdale's of Austin
(512) 524-1484
1108 W. Koenig Lane
Austin, TX
Description
For a 'new experience in pet care, visit Groomingdale's of Austin.Cagefree, open concept salon in a relaxing atmosphere, complete with large, sunlight filled windows.Separate grooming area for cats. Owner-operator ,Tomay grooming in the greater Austin area for over 20 years establishing an excellent reputation for care and quality. Paige, specializing in scissoring both small and large breeds. Tuesday thru Sunday by appointment

Petco
(512) 892-7804
5601 Brodie Lane
Austin, TX
Description
A full service salon offering only the best. Our well trained and talented Groomers are dedicated to quality not quantity. We offer several different shampoos and conditioners customed to your Dogs coat and skin type. Nail trims and ear cleaning included. Open seven days a week for your convenience.

Pride & Groom Pet Salon
(512) 413-3835
8512 Croydon Loop
Austin, TX
Description
Comforts of my home. We offer full service grooming and boarding here at my home. Pet Taxi for pick up and delivery service. Vet tech exp. 20 yrs animal care exp. www.prideandgroompetsalon.com
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Happy Tails Cafe dog bakery & boutique
(512) 343-6238
3801 mia tia circle #d
austin, TX

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Bark n Purr Pet Center
(512) 452-3883
4604 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
Description
Our professional grooming staff takes gentle care of your pets. From our soothing hydro-surge bath and blow dry, to nail clipping and coat trimming, your pet will look and smell fabulous. Grooming available seven days a week, by appointment and walk in. A trusted Austin business for over 50 years.

Doggie Styles Spa
(512) 696-2164
2105 Justin Lane Suite 111
Austin, TX
Description
Dedicated to becoming Central Texas Finest K-9 Day Spa & Boutique. All dogs welcome! Please call for an appointment or request one on out website.

Posh Paws Dog Grooming
(512) 364-8268
Brodie Lane
Austin, TX
Description
I'm located in South Austin. I'm an active member of the National Dog Grooming Association. I'm in the process of becoming a Certified Master Groomer. I specialize in hand scissoring, drop coats, hand stripping and show grooming. I also love teaching owners and future groomers the art of grooming and proper coat maintenance.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Carley's Pet Grooming
(512) 771-8756
1605 Cattle Cove
Austin, TX
Description
I am a certified pet groomer with more than two years experience. I groom out of my home, which means less stress for your pet! I do not use kennels, kennel dryers, or muzzles. Much more info, including pictures and prices, can be found on my website.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming 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.

Dog Grooming Tips

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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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