Grooming Puppies

Your new puppy will eventually need to be groomed but how soon should you start? The simple answer is shortly after they leave the litter. Most puppies should have their first professional grooming service by the time they reach 12 weeks of age. The first grooming session should be brief and …

The Truth About Matting

What Is Matting? Matting is a condition in which the dog’s coat/hair becomes tangled or “packed” into tight clumps. The severity of the matting can vary and will appear differently depending on the type of coat. Matting that is allowed to remain in the coat will continue to worsen and can …

Exercising Your Dog

Most dogs do not get enough exercise. Dogs were bred for a specific working purpose and have a level of drive and stamina to meet that need. It is common to find hounds, shepherds and other working dogs kept as pets today. There are a few breeds that were bred …

Canine Nutrition

There are many different foods with many different ingredients. There are a lot of good foods available but not all foods are good for your individual dog. Always consider your pets’ needs when choosing food. Dogs Are Not Carnivores Dogs are omnivores. They can digest plants and animal proteins. Although …

AKC Certifications

I participated in the “Safety in Salons Certification Program” which focused on pet care, health, and safety. The course covers topics that every professional pet groomer should know and implement in the salon such as: sanitation, disease awareness, accident prevention, and proper care and handling. Please review the following documents.The …

Choosing a Pet Groomer

When it comes to choosing a business and groomer to care for your pet’s grooming needs you likely have an abundance of options. It can be a series of trial and error to find the right groomer for your needs. Once you choose a grooming salon, how do you know …

Grooming the Aging Pet

As our pets age their needs can change and they may require special accommodations. There are many conditions associated with aging that can affect our pets quality of life and also their grooming routine such as: arthritis, respiratory problems, seizures, blindness, loss of hearing, heart conditions, and muscle weakness. Their …