Dog Groomers Frederick MD

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.

Home Alone Pet Service
(301) 865-4924
New Market, MD
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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God's Gift Pet Sitting Services LLC
(301) 831-5014
Mount Airy, MD
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Dogs In Paradise
(301) 662-2093
919 N. East Street #E
Frederick, MD
Description
Spend a day at the Paradise Spa inside Dogs In Paradise! Our two excellent groomers Deb and Elma will pamper your pooch to the max. They are friendly and gentle while catering to all of your pooch's beauty needs.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Belquest Kennels & Cattery
301-831-7507 OR 410-795-8395
18745 Penn Shop Road
Mount Airy, MD
Description
All breed dog & cat grooming - by expert stylists awarding winning certified master groomers, We specialize in precision scissor cutting and breed specific Styling-hand stripping and show dogs. Full spa treatments available. Shed-Less Furminator treatment specialties! REDUCE SHEDDING up to 60 to 90%! The HydroSurgebathing & relaxing massage is wonderful and the pets LOVE it! NDGAA members.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

A Dogs Day Off, LLC
(301) 929-1083
6742 Runkles Rd
Mount Airy, MD
Description
Dog groomer & trainer with over 35 years experience. Opened own business in 2008 for grooming and training. Master Groomer - 1973, Baltimore School of Dog Grooming, Canine Nutrition - 1992, Cornell University, CPR Canine Certified - 2004, Animal Behavior College
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

It's a 'RUFF' Life
(443) 983-1892
Thurmont, MD
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Cathie's Pet Sitting Service
(240) 401-8686
Germantown, MD
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Sara's professional grooming services
(301) 685-3861
10741 Edgewood Ct
New Market, MD
Description
I am a certified experienced groomer that offers a professional all breed grooming service with a personal gentle touch. I am able to offer individual attention, Clean and quiet environment, positive reinforcement, timely appointments and no crate drying. One on one attention reduces stress to your pet. I am committed to offer the best service and excellent quality in everything I do.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Belquest
301-831-7507 or 410-795-8395
18745 Penn Shop Road
Mount Airy, MD
Description
Certified Master Groomer & Trainer that offers Professional All Breed Grooming Service for Dogs & Cats State-of-the-Art Grooming Facility 1974 Graduate of The National School of Dog Grooming,Certified Companion Aniaml Hygienist, Member of National Dog groomers Association of Americia Certified in Canine CPR,Canine Nutrition - 1992, Cornell University,
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, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Perrin Pet Parlor LLC
(410) 635-2625
3190 Vista Ct
New Windsor, MD
Description
Professional pet grooming with a personal touch. Owner and skilled groomer, Hal Perrin, provides quality service and makes every effort to ensure your pet's comfort during the grooming procedure. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) 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.

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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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