Dog Groomers New Haven 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.

Waggin' Trails
(203) 374-8488
Bridgeport, CT
Services
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Paws Pet Resort & Spa
(203) 250-7297
312 E. Johnson Ave.
Cheshire, CT

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Susie's Dog Grooming, LLC
(203) 389-8326
560 Forest Road
West Haven, CT
Description
Susie learned to groom in 1972 and continued her canine education with classes, seminars and visiting grooming related websites. Safety and comfort of pets is a main emphasis. Grooming by appointment only. Offering the FURminator deshedding program.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Poochie's Parlor
(203) 488-1425
365 East Main Street
East Haven, CT
Description
Pet safety and comfort is our primary concern. Your dog will recieve professional, personalized and uninterrupted attention from our professionally trained and certified groomers. We feature "state of the art" equipment for faster, safer grooming. Walk-up ramps for ease of use. Even stainless steel tubs and kennels for a more hygienic environment Ambient air cage drying only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services

Sit and Stay Dog Grooming LLC
(203) 484-7297
1387 Middletown Ave.
Northford, CT
Description
My name is Valerie. My salon is a bright, clean, warm, and comfortable place for your dog. I offer many types of services. Your dog will enjoy an all natural bath, with a style clip that meets any AKC breed standard, or modified to meet YOUR standard. Call for a appointment today.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

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
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Groomin N Roomin Kennels, LLC
(860) 346-1242
130 Meriden Road
Middlefield, CT

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Little Shop Of Howlers LLC
(203) 288-3330
Little Shop Of Howlers LLC
Hamden, CT
Description
Treat your pet to a day at our luxury salon and spa. Along with our traditional packages of bath, brush, and haircut, we offer hot oil treatments, botanical scrubs, moisturizing treatment, essential oil aromatherapy, pawdicures, teeth freshening, color enhancing treatments, texturizing treatments, hand stripping, hand scissoring, creative colouring, and much more to pamper your pet. Come experience the difference a day at Little Shop can make!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Keystone-Best Friends Pet Care
(203) 393-3126
227 Cheshire Rd
Bethany, CT
Description
Full grooming service for dogs & cats. We groom 7 days a week. Please call ahead of time for an apoointment with one of our seasoned groomers.
Services
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, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Milford Pet Salon
(203) 874-7666
256 Cherry Street
Milford, CT
Description
Owner and graduate of NY School of Dog Grooming Bob Deveau is dedicated to providing a pleasurable grooming experience for both you and your dog. He offers a full service salon and will cater to your pet's specific needs. Open Tuesday - Saturday.

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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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