Dog Groomers Concord NH

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.

Bark Now
(603) 229-3700
237 South Main Street
Concord, NH
Description
Bark Now iss a luxury style grooming salon and boutique - At Bark Now you will find incomparable customer service, a certified professional groomer and Reiki practioner as well as an array of products for your pampered pet. Serving Concord and surrounding towns, we are conveniently located on South Main Street just minutes away from I-93. Grooming is by appointment during our normal business hours.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Groomingtails Of Concord
(603) 856-8001
234 A North Main St.
Concord, NH
Description
Experienced and Professional Pet Grooming. Comfortable and stress free enviroment. Our caring and services reflect through our many satisfied customers. We are the only establishment that offers hand stripping, rehabilitative grooming and senior care grooming. Combined we possess over 20 years of grooming experience and understanding of behavior and your pets needs throughout the entire grooming process.
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 Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Muddy Paws Spa
(603) 223-0688
5 Hampshire Hills Dr
Bow, NH
Description
Give your Muddy Paws the SPA treatment. Full Service grooming available including hydro-massage therapy baths, suited skin and coat treatments and professional trims and cuts. Call today for an appointment.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

U Dirty Dog U
(603) 656-9991
74 Putnum St
Manchester, NH
Description
Our shop is a quiet home like enviroment. I use a cageless system unless of course your pet would rather have their own home. I have been grooming for over 13 years and have received many awards for my work. I am experienced in show grooming as well, stop in to say hi! my hours are Tues. thru Sat. by appointment only
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Russell Animal Hospital, P.A.
(603) 822-4200
286 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH
 
Tender Touch Grooming
(603) 226-3047
108 Airport Road
Concord, NH
Description
Established professional grooming with over 40 years experience. We pride ourselves in providing professional service in addition to our unique consideration to pet's needs. As each pet is different, we strive to make their comfort a priority always.
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, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Show Grooming Services

A Furry Affair
(603) 798-5650
39C S. Village Rd.
Loudon, NH
Description
We have full service grooming and a small retail shop. We work closely with local veterinarians and animal shelters. Our motto is courteous and professional pet grooming.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Happy Pups Grooming
(603) 435-9663
610 Suncook Valley Hwy.
Pittsfield, NH
Description
Hello! Happy Pups Grooming offers full service grooming for your dog. I have almost 20 years experience and have owned my own grooming busines since 1992. I moved my business into my home in 2004 so that I would have much more time to offer the TLC that all pets appreciate and enjoy. Bring your pet to Happy Pups Grooming, He/she will love you for it. Kym
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Petsmart Pet Grooming
(603) 224-3280
299 Loudon Rd
Concord, NH
 
PetSmart
(603) 224-1028
299 LOUDON RD
CONCORD, NH

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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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