Dog Groomers Indianapolis 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.

Home-Alone-Pets, Inc.
(317) 450-2126
Indianapolis, IN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, 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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Cotton & Co. Pet Sitting
(317) 984-5737
Noblesville, IN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Auntie Upton's Dog Grooming
(317) 359-0383
4845 Southeastern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN
Description
Auntie Upton's Dog Grooming caters to your pampered pet! We use nothing but the finest quality products. Our de-Shed system releases dead coat as well as adds luster to the coat. Call Nina for an appointment.

Sherlock Bones animal hospital
(317) 428-2530
1610 E. 116th street
Carmel, IN
Description
Compassionate Certified Wellness groomer who also has many years experience as a Vet Tech. all breed of dogs and cats, safe, clean and low stress vet clinic enviornment. appointments and walk in welcome current vaccines required

St. Francis' Pet Hospital
(317) 831-3271
8821 Browns Valley Court
Camby, IN
Description
Kindness always comes first.

Brent Burns
(317) 979-8607
Indianapolis, IN
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Rhinestone Collar
(317) 955-8535
115 East 9th Street
Indianapolis, IN
Description
"We Put The Glamor Back Into Grooming." Over 50 years of combined experience between Leslie and Jeff. They have worked together since the 80's! Place your trust and your pets with them! Leslie Bridges is a C.M.G. (certified Master groomer) since 1985 she specializes in scissoring. Having four poodles of her own! Two standard poodles and two miniature poodles. I am sure they will be there to greet all who come to The Rhinestone Collar! From Shih tzu's to Bichon's Leslie is the best.

Pet Crew Grooming Salon
(317) 881-1477
7749 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN
Description
We offer full service pet grooming and a small scale doggie daycare. We now offer dog obedience training. Our groomers are committed pet lovers who try to make our clients' pets feel at home. We are open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm, closed Sundays. Our slogan is Where The Fun and Beauty Meet.

One Paw At A Time, LLC
(317) 861-8259
5971 West US 52
New Palestine, IN
Description
A mother and daughter owned and operated, full service dog grooming salon. We are both certified professional groomers, graduated from Animal Arts Academy of Carmel. We offer two drop off and pick up times for your pet. We will treat your "baby" with patience and care. Open Tuesday-Saturday.

Little Champions Pet Grooming
(317) 861-9501
111 E. Main Street
New Palestine, IN
Description
Over 20 years of grooming experience. Our past professional handling career has provided us with extensive knowledge of proper breed type and temperament which enables us to privide a more positive grooming experience. We offer flexible scheduling for even the busiest household.

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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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