Our Features

Why us???

We can work on a one to one basis, in a modern salon environment.
We are fully insured with Cliverton Insurance and trained to Diploma and City & Guild level 3 and are working to progress to City & Guild Level 3 Diploma.
All dogs are groomed at their pace. This helps to limit stress levels and can make them more comfortable with the grooming process, after all, it is not natural for them.
There may be other dgs apart from your own, booked in at any one time, But any dogs that are nervous, anxious or just don't like meeting other dogs, are kept seperated so they can feel safe and relaxed.
We do use certain restraints, these are for the health and safety of your pet and are kept to a minimum at all times.
We do not want any dog to be injured whilst in our care and a dog that decides the floor looks better than the table, can make that jump possibly faster than we could react.



What is a Full Groom???


We carry out an initial assessment and consultation with the client, to highlight any problem areas such as lumps and bumps or areas that need special attention and to establish what you, the client, would like done.
Pre-bath preparation includes the nail clip, health check, ear cleaning and inspection. (Ear-plucking will only be actioned if the hair removes easily from the outer ear canal). A brush through of the coat to check for any heavily matted areas that may need special treatment before bathing.
We then bath in the temperature controlled Hydro Bath and use specially selected shampoos, dependent on coat type and skin condition. Each bath comprises a minimum of two shampoos and thorough rinses. Chamois cloths and towels are used to remove the excess water before using the high velocity dryer.
On the electric grooming table, the drying process is completed using our new high velocity dryer that can 
be regulated by temperature and speed.
The full groom is carried out to either breed standard or individual clients' requirements including paw pad trim, hygiene area trim and effective removal of hair from bulky or unsightly areas.
On completion, each dog is treated with a high quality conditioning spray that provides a pleasant odour if the client wishes. Bandanas and other adornments can be added at the clients request.

Benefits of the Hydro-Bath


The Hydrobath has bathing solutions added to the water, these have been designed specifically for this purpose. 
This mix of water and solutions penetrate directly into your dogs coat and onto the skin where most of the problems occur.
The warm water provided in the Hydrobath can help prevent and alleviate arthritis through the massaging effect of the Hydrobath.
The Hydrobath also opens the pores of the dogs skin releasing dead hair,  more than any other form of washing will do this. It helps in the reduction of the dreaded moulting and we all know we all need help with this.

Due to the way the water is delivered, another added bonus is the reduced water consumption, even for the largest dog and the amount of shampoo used is also greatly reduced.

Blueberry Facial Scrub and Paw Bubble scrub


Facial Scrub
This mild yet concentrated, lighty foaming facial cleanser soothes and balances. It has natural exfoliating activity and is slightly hydrating. The refreshing blend of vanilla and blueberry effectively removes dirt and helps to reduce tear stains with prolonged use, it will not sting eyes. Great for all skin types and all ages of pets.
Paw scrub
Treat your pet to a respite of tranquillity and splendour. The brilliant combination of vanilla and milk thistle lulls your pet to a calm revitalizing paw treatment.
Your pet will also be surrounded by moisturising bubbles accented with vitamin enriched bath oils.
The Spa fragrance is an inspired blend of vanilla and warm linen.
Spa Bubble Bath soothes their paws and leaves your pet feeling refreshed.

Dematting!

Sometimes your dog may become matted.
Matting refers to densely tangled clumps of hair in a pets coat.  If a coat is not properly and/or frequently brushed, loose and live hair become embedded in large masses.  Sometimes “matts" can be combed out, but if left too long it is impossible without seriously harming the animal.
Matts can form in both the outer coat as well as the deeper undercoat. 
Severe matts can form in the undercoat and remain unnoticed due to a heavy outer coat. 
If left completely unattended, a dogs coat can become entirely matted, this will feel like being in a straight jacket to your dog, they may become agitated if you try to brush them, as this will be very painful.
On such occasions, the only recourse is to shave the entire coat.
Fleas and parasites are often found in or under matts.