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What makes us so different? 

If you know a thing or two about dog grooming parlours then you will know that some of them don't adhere to best practice but simply run a conveyor belt service. We don't.

Some dog grooming parlours use a truss like device to tie dogs up and pin dogs down, use force and verbally shout at the dog without taking into account any behavioural signs, awareness of the dog's emotional state or their ability. Unbelievably some Colleges even teach like this!  
We don't.

We take our time with each dog and treat it as an individual. We adhere to a strict Animal Welfare Policy and operate a Zero Tolerance to any inappropriate handling.  
Other's don't.

Our dog groomers are fully trained and handle dogs with compassion and patience. 

The grooming process should be structured but also allow the dog to carry out normal canine behaviour, have access to water, be handled appropriately for its age, ability and emotional state and be free at all times from undue stress and anxiety, where possible. Dogs on the grooming table should also be rewarded for showing signs of appropriate behaviour to help achieve a stress free and positive grooming experience.  

We believe that dog groomers should be fully trained and their training should include:

  • The grooming process, 
  • Canine behaviour and handling, 
  • Animal learning theories, 
  • Gait analysis, 
  • Canine first aid, 
  • Diseases and conditions found in dogs, 
  • Health and safety, 
  • Product availability and appropriate use and specialist treatments, 
  • Risk awareness and environmental safety,
  • Animal Welfare.

We train all our dog groomers to this high standard - because we care about dogs and our clients and offer some of the best standards of grooming in the UK.  

What can you expect, included in our price, when you bring your dog to be groomed by us? 

  • Skilled, professional and compassionate dog grooming.
  • Plenty of time taken over each dog, and each dog groomed with patience.
  • Every dog handled to their individual temperament, behaviour, age and ability.
  • All grooms are tailored to the dog's individual coat and skin needs.
  • A 7 Point health check with client feedback.
  • Anal gland expression if needed.
  • Nails trimmed where needed.
  • Ears cleaned. 
  • All tables and equipment sterilised between each groom and well maintained.
  • All towels and cleaning cloths are used per dog and washed after each individual dog. 
  • Time spent with clients before the groom to discuss individual requirements. 
  • Grooms carried out to breed standard or as required by the client.
  • Feedback on your dogs health, skin and coat after grooming. 

As a City & Guilds specialist Training Centre we also offer discounted student grooms. Save a third of your dog's grooming costs.

You are able to choose between a Professional Groom or a 'Day Long Student Groom' at a reduced Fee. Students are fully supervised when looking after your dog and the dogs have plenty of rests and toilet breaks throughout the day. students need to complete photographic evidence of their grooming process so take pictures during all of the grooming session. Dogs are very relaxed and often enjoy all the attention. This is not a service recommended for dogs new to grooming or for those that are anxious or aggressive! Student grooms are typically two thirds of the full cost of a professional groom.

Microchipping Service
Microchipping is now compulsory for all dogs (from April 2016). 

We offer a caring and gentle Microchipping Service, where your dog is given every support to be as relaxed and happy as possible while being 'chipped'. Please bring your dog's favourite treats, as often dogs handled correctly and with the correct use of animal learning theory, do not even know they have been chipped!

Microchipping and full documentation for registration to 'Avid' is £18.00 per dog. 

What are the benefits of regular grooming?

All dogs, whether long or short haired need regular grooming to help maintain their coat, remove tangles and knots and keep them clean. Knots tight to the skin are very painful and cause discomfort when walking and running. 

It is true that a well groomed dog is a much more comfortable, happier and healthy dog.

But it is not all about the finished look!

As well as comfort and wellbeing theses are the five main benefits to regular grooming. 

1. Cleanliness and less risk of disease.

2. Health of the coat and skin.

3. Better appearance and smell!

4. Health checks and early warning of illness and sometimes more serious conditions.

5. Building positive relationships and improved behaviour.