Dog Groomers Hartford CT

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 Buddies by Camp Bow Wow South Windsor
(860) 372-1822
South Windsor, CT
Services
Specialty Pet Products, 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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Wagging Tails Pet Sitting & Mobile Pet Grooming Service LLC
(860) 621-7387
Southington, CT
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pawsitive Touch Grooming
(860) 794-3227
30 West Beacon St #107
West Hartford, CT
Description
groomer Erica Robichaud is a passionate animal lover who comes from a long line of animal caretakers.A lifetime of experience w handling dogs. Academy trained and certified w 4 years grooming experience.Providing a safe,comfortaable grooming experience each and every time.Flexible hours Monday-Sunday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Sitting Services

Aussie Pet Mobile of Farmington Valley
(860) 673-3920
APM Farmington Valley LLC
Avon, CT
Description
Aussie Pet Mobile offers a 15-Step Spa Treatment for your pet. Your dog or cat will love the special treatment that they receive while never leaving their own home. The spa treatment will result in a pet that is clean and looks great. All this without the stress of having to leave their home. Available Monday through Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Amy's Pampered Pawlor LLC
(860) 793-8609
98 Whiting Street
Plainville, CT
Description
Amy lynn Gentile is the proud owner and groomer of Amy's Pampered Pawlor. She is a committed pet lover and prvides a very safe and relaxing environment catering to all your pets grooming needs wether it be a dog or cat. She offers a full service grooming salon. Amy specializes in the art of handscissoring. All breeds welome! Open Monday-Saturday by appointment only. Walk-in nail clips are welcome.
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 Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Four Paws Only LLC
(860) 693-9729
Canton, CT
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, 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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Groomin N Roomin Kennels, LLC
(860) 346-1242
130 Meriden Road
Middlefield, CT

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Shaggy Chic
(860) 643-0900
73 Tolland Turnpike
Glastonbury, CT
Description
Professional full service grooming for all breeds and sizes.Doggy daycare for dogs 0-25lbs. Clean and comfortable environment.Open Monday-Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

K9 Cottage llc
(860) 747-4626
452 East St.
Plainville, CT
Description
Groomers Lynn Norman and Karen Power are graduates of the CT School of Dog Grooming. We groom all dogs big or small. Your dog will have their nails done, their ears cleaned, sanitary areas neatened, bathed with an appropriate shampoo for your pets skin and fur/hair type followed by a aloe conditioner. We also offer blueberry facials. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Open Tuesday-Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Show Grooming Services

Roaring Brook Kennels LLC
(860) 693-0603
60 Lovely Street
Canton, CT
Description
Our groomer, Gina Bruno, has over 14 years experience with all breed dog grooming and cat grooming. She is committed to the comfort of your pet while in our care. Gina prides herself on pets that have been deemed "difficult" to groom, making them comfortable and no longer afraid to go to the groomers. Our facility is open 7 days per week and also offers boarding, doggy daycare, training and veterinary services.
Services
Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

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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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