Dog Groomers Winston Salem NC

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.

Treasured Pets Home Care, LLC
(336) 250-1800
Winston Salem, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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K9s Grooming
(336) 859-3973
3823 Old NC Hwy 109
Lexington, NC

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Ruff Life Grooming
(336) 765-0101
4003-B Country Club Rd
Winston Salem, NC
Description
Ruff Life Grooming is a full service salon with toys, treats, collars, & leashes for your pet. Our goal is to provide your pet with a safe, friendly, comfortable environment to maintain & encourage great hygiene with over 30 years of grooming experience. We are open Monday - Saturday from 8 am - 5pm.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Willow Run Boarding and Grooming Kennel
(336) 993-3647
1456 North Main Street
Kernersville, NC
Description
Located in Kernersville, NC- 20 from either Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High point. Boarding Kennel and Pet Care- Groom all breeds. Bathing, Nails- We do not groom Cats. Relaxed non- commercial setting so that your pet is not stressed! Please visit our web site for hours and more info!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Christine's Gentle Touch Dog Grooming
(336) 998-7626
135 Pondview Lane
Advance, NC
Description
Full service grooming shop. Spa style. All breeds. By appointment only.
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Vet Referred

Carolina Pet Place
(336) 766-4447
Clemmons, NC
Services
House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Daily Dog Walks, Doggie Day Care
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Puppy Power Pet Salon
(336) 731-7669
6116-A Old US Hwy 52
Lexington, NC

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The Welcome Waggin'
(336) 784-4846
7478 Old Lexington Rd.
Winston Salem, NC
Description
Award winning hand scissoring and hand stripping. We are open Mon. Wed. Thur. Fri. from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM Saturdays from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Email NMGROOMGAL@AOL.COM for grooming pictures!
Services
All Breed Dog Grooming, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog 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

Aristocuts Grooming and Training Salon
(336) 766-0123
3511 Lawrence St.
Clemmons, NC
Description
Aristocuts Grooming & Training provides full service grooming as well as dog obedience lessons and classes.The staff at this grooming salon places extreme emphasis not just on the quality of its grooming but more importantly the humane care and treatment of all pets. Yolanda Morris is the owner of Aristocuts and has 10 years experience in grooming & is also a Certified Professional Trainer. We are open Monday-Friday and some Saturdays.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Animals Pet Grooming
(336) 671-2252
2801 N. Main St
High Point, NC
Description
Animals Pet Grooming & Boarding offers the BEST care for your companion in a clean, open, and safe environment. All of our staff members are professionally trained and have many years of experience. We groom ALL dog breeds and we are recommended by local veterinarians. Receive 10% off your first visit!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) 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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