Dog Groomers Colorado Springs CO

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.

PLAY TIME PET SITTERS - When You're Away Your Pets Get To Play!
(719) 475-7297
Manitou Springs, CO
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Lucky Dog Resort and Training School
(719) 599-9663
4401 Mark Dabling Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
A canine exclusive, full service kennel, groomer, daycare and training school. Grooming available 7 days a week by two highly skilled grooming school graduates, both dedicated to professional grooming results and the gentle, precise handling of your special dog.

Hairy d-tails Pet Salon
(719) 574-8976
786 Hathaway Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Hairy d-tails is a full service pet salon offering dog and cat grooming services by very caring professionals. We are open Tuesday - Saturday from 8:00am - 5:30pm

Tailored Tails Grooming Salon and Pet Spa, Inc.
(719) 596-8245
Tailored Tails Grooming Salon & Pet Spa
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Our grooming salon is different. We employ only educated or Certified Professionals. We provide video monitoring at all times! We also have an indoor dog walk area. We are fully computerized so that we can maintain detailed notes about your dog's grooming as well as before and after photos. We create a calm and soothing atmosphere for your pet and safety is our priority. Ask for a tour any time.

PetSmart
(719) 570-1313
571 NORTH ACADEMY BOULEVARD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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Aspen Meadows Pet Resort
(719) 282-6000
1535 Paonia Street
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Our new facility offers pet boarding, daycare, Weekday outings, pet taxi, and full-service grooming salon by an award-winning groomer, Kristen. She's not only an award-winning groomer, but also a professional dog show handler, vet tech, trainer and a breeder of show dogs; Labs, Goldens, & Rottweilers. Kristen specializes in Furminator Shed-less programs, Behavioral problems, and cats!

Canine Campus
(719) 448-9600
3116 Karen Place
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Make sure to schedule your lucky dog for a campus spa experience like no other. Campus Clippers (inside Canine Campus) is a professional grooming salon, where canine co-eds are treated like valedictorians. Have your dog professionally groomed by a Campus Clippers Cosmetologist before you pick them up from their commuter or room & board visit.

Loony Groom
(719) 930-0233
3148 Deliverance Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Loony Groom offers the lowest price around 7 days a week and the fast and loving care for your dog, no caging grooming bath, brush nails, style, furminator, blow dry. Ask about Pawbucks Referral system. Ask for Chrissy
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Groomingdales
(719) 471-9037
908 N Cir Dr
Colorado Springs, CO

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Animal Emergency Care Centers
(719) 578-9300
3775 Airport Rd
Colorado Springs, CO
 
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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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