Dog Groomers Fort Wayne IN

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.

Pooch Parlor Pet Grooming, Supplies & Gifts
(260) 471-4440
3704 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Vickie Bailey-Moon, certified pet stylist, believes that if a dog is treated with kindness he will welcome coming back to be pampered and groomed by a friend. Based on that philosophy, Pooch Parlor soon grew and now has two additional pet stylists grooming alongside Vickie and a new much larger building that has an addition a pet boutique up front to further pamper pets and those who love them.

Waynedale Grooming Salon Inc
(260) 747-5483
2715 Lower Huntington Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Lynn Swager owner has 25 years in the grooming business. I make your pet my priority. We only use all natural products at my salon. All pets get a hydro-surge bath which deep cleans as well as massages. All groomers must attend seminars to keep up to date on what best for your pets. We also sell all natural pet foods, treats and supplements to help keep your pet clean healthy and happy.

Amanda's Countryside Pet Retreat
(260) 672-1040
9158N - 250E
Roanoke, IN
Description
Our relaxed, state-of-the-art countryside facility offers skilled grooming, low-stress boarding, pet-related retail, and expert breeder referral. Our owner, Amanda, has groomed dogs for 18 years and shown dogs for 5 years. She is a member of several prestigious breed-related dog clubs. Mon-Fri grooming hours, also Sat & Sun boarding hours.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Joy's Poodle Grooming
(260) 483-0237
2227 N Clinton St
Fort Wayne, IN

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PetSmart
(260) 436-7323
1760 APPLE GLEN BLVD
FORT WAYNE, IN

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Fort Wayne Grooming
(260) 415-0898
2414 Glenwood Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Pet Stylist Natalie Hoskins has been grooming for 13 years, specializing in puppies and difficult dogs. Evening and weekend appointments are available! Pick up and delivery available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Go Dog Go! Pet Salon
(260) 490-6848
1536 W. Till Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN
Description
Our groomer/owner Jasmine Pokorny and groomer Kimberly Yaggi are committed pet lovers with combined 17 years experience. We Strive to provide a safe and friendly environment for your furry four legged friends. Evening and weekend appointments are available and we are open Monday-Saturday. Kitties are welcome too!

Paws-N-Suds
(260) 484-7837
2812 Hillegas Rd
Fort Wayne, IN

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Aboite Animal Clinic & House Call Practice
(260) 432-5525
4142 Covington Road
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Aboite Animal Clinic & Housecall Practice
(260) 432-5525
4142 Covington Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
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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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