Dog Groomers Fargo ND

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

Reviewed by: , 42 from 58103
Submitted on 5/30/2013 at 11:00 PM

What is your pet groomers name?

Pet Smart

Pros:

Whenever I go there, they are VERY excited to see my dog, and they treat him like a king. I almost feel like I am dropping my kid off for daycare. And he loves it.

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

We now need to walk in back to get our receipt, walk to the front of the store to pay it, and then walk to the back to pick up our dog - mostly because people were walking out without paying. I understand the need to pay, so why not just move the register back to where we get the pets groomed anyway???

Bubba & Co.
(701) 235-4959
1345 University Drive South
Fargo, ND
Description
At Bubba & Company we offer top quality pet products and services. Stop in for self-serve or full-service wash or groom! We also offer supervised pet daycare and overnight boarding while you are away! We don't limit ourselves to canines, bring the cat too! At Bubba & Company pets are family!

Scales & Tails Pet Grooming and Supplies
(701) 347-0111
Westfield Strip Mall
Fargo, ND
Description
A full service dog and cat grooming facility located in Fargo North Dakota, offering quality grooming by skilled groomers. The business is both owned and operated by the groomers themselves who take a pride in their work and know the success of their business depends on the happiness of their clients human, canine and feline.

Natural Pet Center
(701) 239-0110
3037 13th Ave S
Fargo, ND
 
PETCO Grooming
(701) 281-0330
1126 43rd St S
Fargo, ND
 
Shaggys Self Serve Dog Wash
(701) 232-4367
3120 25th St S
Fargo, ND
 
Natural Pet Center
(701) 239-0110
3037 13th Avenue South
Fargo, ND
Description
Professional grooming services for your dogs and cats. Many options are available for grooming from full service to bath/brush service, to single services. Call today and talk to our groomer about your options. We also have healthy pet food, yummy treats, fun toys and supplies for cats and dogs. Call today!

Groomed by Colleen
(701) 356-5558
1801 57th Ave S
Fargo, ND
Description
Professional dog grooming done in a quiet home with over 15 years experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Rovers Playhouse
(701) 232-7529
3405 Main Ave
Fargo, ND
 
Great Pets
(701) 478-7387
2430 University Dr S
Fargo, ND
 
Canine Clipper
(701) 235-4980
1001 23rd St S
Fargo, ND
 

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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