Dog Groomers Dover 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.

Great Bay Pet Sitting Service
(603) 534-0515
Dover, NH
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Errand Service, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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A Bow And Beyond Mobile Pet Spa
(603) 652-3604
Evergreen Valley Rd
Milton, NH

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Atlantic Dog Care
(603) 664-9999
308 Rte 125 Unit 2
Barrington, NH
Description
Certified pet groomers. Providing professional pet care services since 2001. Holistic and natural products. We service all breeds.
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, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Thee Privileged Pet
(207) 363-5700
915 US Route One
York, ME
Description
Our motto is: "Caring for your pet is our privilege". We are a full service pet care facility with grooming on premisis. All breeds of dogs and cat grooming. As well as full boarding of cats and dogs, there is doggie day care, doggie playschool, pick up and delivery service, and poop scooping service.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs,Special Care Appointments ,Cat Grooming Services,Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services,Livestock Grooming services,Exotic Animal Grooming Services,Vet Referred

Paws N Claws Pet Grooming and Styling
(603) 964-2323
Paws N Claws Pet Grooming and Styling
North Hampton, NH
Description
Grooming in done by hourly appointments. Each dog or cat will be hand grooomed,dryed and brushed out. Hand sissoring and stripping is done for a breed specific look. Owners are welcome to stay if requested at time of booking. Diana has over 30 years experence in grooming and has been showing dogs in the breed and obedience ring just as long. Open by appointment Tues - Sat.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Green Dog Co Doggie Styles
(207) 475-4669
RT 1
York, ME

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The Pampered Pedigree
(603) 664-9012
369 Route 125
Barrington, NH
Description
Now located next to knights garage with Hardscrabble Hill Feed and Garden. Experience with all breeds and available to customize and clip to your preference. Minimal cleints at a time so your pet can be groomed with as little waiting as possible. No Kennel drying and No Kennel waiting. They are allowed to go in with daycare dogs unless otherwise specified. Credentials, references and portfolio available for viewing. You are more than welcome to stay and watch or even help with the process.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, 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

Country Brook Kennels
(603) 332-2972
184 Farmington road
Rochester, NH
Description
Country Brook Kennels offers professional all breed grooming 7 days a week.We are a full service pet resort that offers boarding, daycare, grooming, Wash your own days, free play groups, country store with great prices and more.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Frisky Business
(603) 679-1664
8 Lois Lane
Epping, NH
Description
Professional all breed dog grooming committed to your pets safety, health and well-being.I use only highest quality tearless, hypoallergenic shampoo's and conditioners. large fenced in area for playtime. I have 17 years of boarding, grooming and training experience.flexible hours as early as 7:00 am call for appointment. Call Carol.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

The Pampered Pedigree
(603) 767-1262
The Pampered Pedigree
Farmington, NH
Description
Many options available. Smaller breeds can be groomed right in your home, before your very eyes. Yes hang out and help or just watch while i groom your dog. Available for larger dogs I do have a shop that I commission out of. Shop located in DOVER NH. Pickup and DropOff available. I have skin treatments and a variety of shampoos. Professionally trained since 2002. credentials, references and portfolio available.
Services
Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, 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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