Dog Groomers Morgantown WV

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.

Pretty Paws Pet Salon llc
(304) 864-5620
11443 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Masontown, WV
Description
We are Preston County's Number one pet salon. We love each pet who comes into our salon, and treat them all as if they are our own. Our shop is very personal and we like to give each pet a personal touch. We welcome you to our salon and be sure to check out our website for our appointment hours and prices.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(724) 437-0565
116 MATTHEW DR
UNIONTOWN, PA

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Pups n Purrs Pet Salon
(304) 326-2049
661 W. Pike Street
Clarksburg, WV
Description
Our groomer, Jennifer Malcolm, has over 5 years of experience in all breed dog and cat grooming as well as show grooming. She also has professional training at a certified grooming school and a diploma in animal science. We strive to always be friendly and do what we can to help our clients. "Problem" pets are not a problem.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

New River Grooming, LLC
(304) 469-2060
1428 East Main Street
Oak Hill, WV
Description
We offer all breed dog grooming by skilled professionals. Get the works with bath, haircut, nail trimming and ear cleaning or bring in your dog for just a bath and brushing which also includes a complimentary nail trimming/filing plus ear cleaning. Now accepting a limited number of new clients, open Monday-Friday by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

The Pet Groomer
(304) 422-5775
3009D Murdoch Avenue
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Full-service pet salon/spa.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, 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

Happy Paws Grooming Salon
(724) 564-1088
1622 Georges Fairchance Rd
Smithfield, PA

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Claws N Paws Pet Grooming
(304) 652-1225
130 Springdale Street- Garage
Sistersville, WV
Description
Owner and groomer, Heather Stillwagner, offers a full line of grooming services for all breeds & sizes of dogs & cats, as well as wing clipping for birds of all sizes. Our shop has a very comfortable environment for a calming groom experience. We offer specials on a daily basis and The Breed of the Month discounts! We stand behind everything we do, and we promise to always be friendly, helpful, & affectionate.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services

Designer Dogs Pet Salon
(304) 229-8082
17 Hovatter Drive
Inwood, WV
Description
Renee' Turner, owner and professional dog groomer with over 25 years experience is vet referred and provides lots of TLC. References are gladly given.Grooming is by appointment.All dogs must be current on vaccinations & owner must provide proof of such from their vet. This policy is to help assure that all pets entering the salon are healthy. Due to limited space, regretfully, I can not accomodate large breeds or cats. My small salon is cozy and homey, not cold and uniform, making your pet feel
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Pretty Paws Pet Salon llc
(304) 864-5620
11443 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Masontown, WV
Description
We are Preston County's Number one pet salon. We love each pet who comes into our salon, and treat them all as if they are our own. Our shop is very personal and we like to give each pet a personal touch. We welcome you to our salon and be sure to check out our website for our appointment hours and prices.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

4 Paws Salon
(304) 588-6294
1085 Dutch Ridge Rd.
Parkersburg, WV
Description
Pets are scheduled by appt. Early drop offs welcome! Full grooming service provided. 17 years experience.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, 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.

Dog Grooming Tips

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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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