Dog Groomers Minneapolis MN
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A different style of pet grooming. Petabulous Grooming offers full service grooming to fit your individual fashion style. Whatever your style a modern stylist will match your pets makeover to your personal style! Pet makeovers take your pet from frumpy and pet ugly to petable and fabulous Petabulous Grooming.com We love your pets beautiful! By appointment Monday-Saturday.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services
15 years professional grooming experience in all breeds. I specialize in small dogs or dogs under 40 lbs.. Appointments are typically afternoons, evenings or Sundays. Grooms include bath, haircut, nails, ear cleaning & bow/bandanna. Most appointments last 2 hours. We offer a quiet loving environment in a home setting. Average cost: $33-37
Top Dog Groomery is a full service salon. We provide all breed dog, and cat grooming by appointment only. See our website for more information, as well as money saving coupons.
Saint Paul, MN
Anna Hawks, CMG is an IPG Certified Master Groomer, ISCC Certified, National Pet Grooming Competitior and is currently the President of the Minnesota Proffesional Pet Groomers Associtation. Anna has been working in the NE Metro area for many years and has the experience and knowledge to ensure that you and your pet recieve a comfortable and pleasant grooming experience. She uses premium products and is constantly striving to learn and stay current in the pet styling industry.Vet Recommended
Apple Valley, MN
I have a warm heart for wet noses! My business is a one person salon. It is quiet, compassionate, and loving environment. I work one on one with the dogs. Grooming appointments last just 2 hours. I've been grooming for 15 years and trained at one of the best grooming schools in the country. I specialize in small-medium size breeds and my appoinments are typically in the afternoon, evening or on Sundays.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery
An organic and all natural upscale pet salon offering professional and personalized grooming for your pets. We offer a hydro-massage bathing system, and well trained, highly skilled pet stylists. We also offer special extras such as paw-dicures,toothbrushing and special care for seniors and puppies. Flexible scheduling for the busy pet owner, open Monday-Saturday. Veterinarian Recommended.
Saint Paul, MN
My name is Stephanie Hahn. I provide a gentle, low-stress grooming experience for your pet. I personally groom all clients' dogs. I believe that an essential part of providing grooming service is building a personal relationship with my clients, so that you will receive personalized service, and never be treated like a number.
Saint Paul, MN
A full service styling salon offering grooming for any breed of dog or cat. Uses only top quality shampoos and equipment. All Stylists have 1st class service. Open Monday-Saturday by appt. only.
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?
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...