Dog Groomers Avon Lake OH

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.

Rebecca Fry Hopkins
(440) 829-3808
Berea, OH
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Tip of the Tail Grooming Salon
(440) 777-9624
23844 Lorain Rd.
North Olmsted, OH
Description
This is a full service salon specializing in the grooming of dogs and cats. Your pet will receive superior care. Open Tuesdays 12pm-8pm and Wed-Sat 9am-5pm. Walk-ins welcome for nail trims. Pick up and delivery available for a small fee.

Creature Comforts Pet Styling Salon
(440) 895-9676
18839 Canyon Road
Cleveland, OH
Description
As President of the Professional Cat Grooming Association our head groomer is THE CAT groomer in the western suburbs. This CLEAN - PRIVATE AND QUIET homebased salon is perfect for your loved one.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Pampered Puppies Kennel
(216) 252-6858
3260 W 121 Street
Cleveland, OH
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering dog and cat grooming as well as boarding and daycare for dogs. Your pet will be pampered by our groomer Brenda Holtz. Brenda is wonderful and gentle with each pet and makes them feel comfortable through their salon experience. We are open Tuesday thru Saturday.

Lucky Dogz Grooming
440-309-0856 -or- 216-661-9600
Lucky Dogz Grooming & Boarding
Cleveland, OH
Description
In a comfortable cage free or caged setting your pet will be groomed stress-free and be back home in less than 3 hours. I take the time and care to make sure your best friend looks and feels their best-all at a great price! Vet referred by Dr. Hart on Memphis Ave. I offer senior discounts special appointments. I also board and doggysit for my customers.
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, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Spotted Dog Pet Salon, LLC
(440) 934-4004
37140 Colorado Ave
Avon, OH
Description
An all breed grooming salon with over 14 years experience. Both dogs and cats welcome. In and out grooming, great for nervous pets making it stress free and a happy place to be. Full Grooming includes haircut, bath, toenails trimmed and ears cleaned. Special shampoos and teethbrushing available upon request. Open Mon,Tues,Wed,Thurs,Fri,Sat Every other Sun. Evening appointments are available upon request. Hope to see you and your pet soon.

The Lab Lady Dog Grooming Service
(440) 748-6404
33023 Woodstone Circle
North Ridgeville, OH
Description
My love for animals drew me to become a certified dog groomer. I will give your pet the utmost personalized care and grooming while keeping in mind safety is my number one priority. I use only organic, hypo allergenic and tearless products. Evening and weekend appointments available.

Classy K-9z Pet Boutique & Spa
(216) 476-4848
4076 Rocky River Dr.
Cleveland, OH
Description
Groomer with 22 years experience. We treat your pet like one of our own. Your dog or cat is done in 2 hours or less. We have a stressfree environment and offer cage-free grooming. We also offer a gourmet dog bakery, have a full line of collars and leashes, pet treats, shampoos, & toys.

Lucky Dogz Grooming & Boarding
(216) 661-9600
4183 Ridge Rd.
Cleveland, OH
Description
Lucky Dogz grooming & Boarding - Salon and Vacation Spot for Dogz & Catz!! We offer grooming, boarding, self-serve dog wash, doggy day care, retail sales & gourmet bakery!! We are here to make your pet happy & healthy in every way! Caring and professional groomers at your service.

Pampered Pet Grooming
(440) 458-8755
2105 Grafton Rd.
Grafton, OH
Description
A full service grooming shop that is operated by an experienced and school certified pet groomer. All breed dogs and cats groomed to your specification. Operating 7 days a week by appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show 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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