There is So Much More to Grooming Than the Haircut!
Grooming is an important part of your dog’s health. Over the years, we have learned how to recognize many ailments in dogs from bad teeth to anal gland cancer. Groomers and bathers are touching and looking at every part of your dog and will let you know if something needs attention.
Grooming can be dangerous. We use sharp tools and work on a limited surface. We want to create the safest and most pleasant experience possible for your dog. This involves safety training on the table. We use firm words such as “no, hold still, stay, and stop.” When the behavior is corrected, the dog is given verbal praise. We try to keep your dog with the same groomer so they become familiar with the routine.
Our tables are against a wall for added safety. We only use cool blades. We use an all-natural mild shampoo safe for puppies and sensitive skin. We hand dry or use a cool air cage dryer on every dog. We massage each dog before we begin clipping to calm the dog and check for anomalies on the skin or in the coat. We talk to the dogs during the grooming to help keep them focused on the task at hand.
We only have the best people working with us. Everyone loves dogs and only wants the best for them. At More Than a Groomer, it’s all about the dog. We won’t torture a dog by brushing out severe mats, which means they may have to be shaved. We always consult with you before the grooming to ask about health issues, what haircut you would like, and any behavioral issues such as biting, dog aggression, fear of loud noises, etc. All this information helps us understand your dog better.