Dog Groomers Fort Collins 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.

Sit, Stay & Play! In-Home Pet Sitting, LLC
(970) 667-7866
Loveland, CO
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Dapper Dog Salon
(970) 482-1103
4417 East Prospect
Fort Collins, CO
Description
The Dapper Dog Salon is our salon here at The Lazy Dog Ranch. We have a very experienced staff and a full service salon menu. Salon services can be booked alone or in conjunction with a stay at the ranch. We are a family run business and have been under the same ownership since inception. Just east of Fort Collins CO we have a beautiful place conveniently located 1/4 mile off of I-25.

Andelt's Pet Grooming
(970) 224-2908
Andelt's Pet Grooming
Fort Collins, CO
Description
Andelt's Pet Grooming is owned by Susan Andelt, a National Certified Master Groomer. Expert, GENTLE grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats. Over 25 years experience. For the discriminating pet owner that appreciates quality! Open Tuesday-Friday. Located next to RNR Supply, East of Ft Collins Nursery.

The Groomroom
(970) 587-4898
20059 Northmoor Dr.
Johnstown, CO
Description
Certified all breed Pet Groomer. 18 Years Scottish Terriers. Professional bath, brush, nails, glands. Each Dog hand dried. Friendly Service. Personal Service. Your pet will appreciate your kindness, returning your investment in love and affection, health and well-being!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Shear Heaven Pet Grooming
(970) 667-9286
2538 Kittredge Dr
Fort Collins, CO
 
Lazy Dog Ranch home of Dapper Dog Salon
(970) 482-1103
4417 East Prospect
Fort Collins, CO
Description
We are a family operated, time tested establishment with a safety record that stands behind our original slogan of Loving and Individualized Care. Our groomers and our "care" staff are working together to ensure our clients feel like we are their pets' home away from home. Salon services may be scheduled by appointment or may be combined with boarding or daycare. Open 7 days a week.

Country Squire Pet Grooming
(970) 484-0149
3320 N. Shields St.
Fort Collins, CO
Description
We have a warm heart for cold noses! We are a full service pet resort (boarding) and grooming salon. Let us pamper your pet in a loving, safe, compassionate environment. Our groomer, Erin, was trained at one of the best schools in the nation. We are open for grooming Monday-Friday and boarding is available 365 days a year.

Spa 4 Paws
(970) 484-7297
328 S. Link Ln.
Fort Collins, CO
Description
Come Pamper your pet with a day at the spa. Spa treatments for dogs and cats. We offer aromatherapy, wellness massage and Spa treatments for your pets needs. We have 15 years experience, and look forward to spoiling your pet soon. We are open Tues-Sat. Mention this and recieve 10% off.

Animal House Pets & Grooming
(970) 224-3647
1104 W Vine Dr
Fort Collins, CO
 
Raintree Animal Hospital
(970) 482-1987
2335 S Shields St
Fort Collins, 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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