At Woofcuts it’s our aim to help promote the benefits of having your dog regularly groomed so we’ve prepared a short but informative question and answer section. If there is anything you don’t see covered here please contact us.
What benefit will my dog get from being groomed?
Regular grooming is essential to your dog’s health and well-being. It provides an opportunity to inspect the dog for any skin, coat or health problems. It provides the dog and the owner time together to relax and form a valuable bond of trust, promoting good handler-dog relationship. Regular grooming prevents the fur from becoming matted and tangles and acts as a stimulus for the skin allowing the natural oils to circulate to the coat.
We recommend that you brush your dog as frequently as you can between visits to the groomers to help prevent matting and knotting. The areas to pay particular attention to are under the ears and elbows.
It would be helpful if you could walk your dog before bringing it to the salon so that it is relieved and calm.
How often does my dog need to be groomed?
It is important to adhere to a regular grooming programme,
Recommended Grooming Times
Every 4 to 6 Weeks:-
Every 6 to 10 Weeks:-
Every 3 – 4 Months:-
What about Puppies?
We recommed that puppies are brought into the grooming parlour as soon as possible so they can become accustomed to the grooming enviroment.
How long does it take?
This depends on the dog, but as a guide expect about two and half hours each session. If the dog is nervous or badly matted this can significantly increase the time it takes. When you arrive at the salon we will discuss this with you, we normally give you a ring when your dog is ready to be collected.
What’s included in a full groom?
My dog is nervous, my dog is old, will that cause a problem?
We know from experience that some dogs are more nervous than others when being groomed. With this in mind we only have one dog in the salon at any one time, and this helps to keep you dog calm. We will constantly reassure your dog and provide all the care and attention that your dog needs. We use Stand Dryers (no cabin dryers) which enable us to alter the power settings (which reduces the noise they make).
Hand stripping is only suitable for certain breeds and is used in order to maintain the correct coat texture and colour. The aim of hand-stripping is to remove the dead topcoat and dead undercoat. Using the finger and thumb is the best stripping method. Hand-stripping will leave your dog looking tidy but still natural.
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