Dog Groomers Mc Kinney TX

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.

Personable Pet Care
(469) 252-4780
Frisco, TX
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Every Dog's Day Canine Resort & Day Spa
(972) 294-5477
8795 Preston Trace Blvd.
Frisco, TX

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Legacy Grooming
(972) 491-7321
6905 Coit Rd. #107
Plano, TX
Description
We are a family-owned and operated grooming shop. Our groomers have 15 years of experience, and are well-trained to groom all breeds of both cats and dogs. At Legacy Grooming, we are devoted to making both you and your pet feel comfortable, with the best possible grooming results!

Bentley's Dog Wash and Fine Grooming Spa
(972) 964-9274
3013 W. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX
Description
Our experienced pet stylist has a gentle touch and works with owners to ensure their pet is properly groomed to their satisfaction. Our goal is for your pet to have a plesant experience at Bentley's Grooming Spa. Full grooming services include hand scissoring, show styling,blueberry facials, and mineral treatments. Potty breaks make a stress-free environment. We provide a clean, fun, and relaxing atmosphere for yourpal. Tues-Sat 8:30am-5:30pm Call 972 964-9274 for appt.

Windmill Hill Pet Resort
(972) 346-9463
833 N. Preston Rd.
Prosper, TX
Description
All breed dog grooming including custom clips, coatcarding and expert scissoring. Each groom includes luxury shampoo, coat conditioning and blow dry, nails trimmed, ears cleaned, anal glands expressed. Cat grooming by appointment only. All pets must show proof of current vaccines.

Love Your Pet! Sitting
(972) 741-6816
Sachse, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Pet Palace
(972) 208-3530
7200 Independence Pkwy #220
Plano, TX
Description
All breed grooming service that has been serving the Plano area for over 30 years. Gentle, highest quality dog and cat grooming in Collin County. All groomers are very experienced and have been with Pet Palace for a very long time.

Waggin Tails Daycare
(972) 398-6008
1151 W. Parker Rd #207
Plano, TX
Description
The grooming shop in Waggin' Tails daycare is a relaxed "day at the spa" for your dog. Dogs are never left all day in a cage. They always have cool fresh water, a soft place to rest and toys. The dogs feel safe and comfortable. Groomer Jean Kelly graduated from the Texas All Breed Grooming School. Special needs dogs are given extra care and kindness.

Classy K9 Cuts
(972) 618-4085
3020 Legacy Dr #260
Plano, TX
Description
All breed grooming ,excellent scissoring,handstripping,or just plane old mutt cuts.Express service and great staff.

Legacy Veterinary Hospital
(972) 335-9292
5399 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
Description
Legacy Veterinary Hospital is located in the Dallas suburb of Dallas, TX. Dr. Julius is considered a leading professional in the veterinary field. His love for animals shows through in all aspects of his care.

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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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