A Pre-Grooming Heath Assessment will then take place. A time to relax the dog and ensure that they are healthy ahead of their groom. This will include checking the dog’s nose, gums, teeth, eyes, ears and finally the skin, fur and claws to ascertain what is require during the groom. Any concerns that affect the groom will be notified to the owner immediately and those issues that do not affect the groom will be reported to the owner on collection.
Most dogs will need to be brushed, bathed and dried; however, some have thick double coats which can get matted and tangled and extra attention is required. All matts and tangled will either be combed out or clipped (dogs’ comfort must come first) and this will in turn thin the undercoat and minimise shedding.
For breeds who have a cut to their coat, such as poodles, these will be clipped in line with the instructions of the owner. I will also be able to offer clipping to longer haired breeds such a spaniels and setters, again under owner’s request which can help especially during the hotter summer months.