people do not know the steps that groomers take to complete a bathing or
grooming service. Each groomer has their own procedures and
techniques. Here at Good Dogs, the following grooming procedures are
Dogs are booked to come in every 15 minutes between 9am
and 10am. Depending on the breeds, size, services requested there may
be 1-5 dogs in the spa.
The 15 minute gap allows me time to discuss with the owner how they want their dog groomed and start on the prep grooming. This is why it is important to be ON TIME for your appointment.
(Depending on service requested.)
Nails are trimmed and ground smooth depending on behavior of the dog.
Ears are plucked with ear powder depending on the breed.
Cocker with ear infection
nail trimming,grinding, ear plucking and cleaning, all dogs are
muzzled for safety. The muzzle does not hurt and is on for only a
Dogs are then placed in the bath tub.
an ear infection has been found during plucking, the muzzle is left on
for safety reasons due to these infections can be painful. Ears are
cleaned with a eitherbasic ormedicated specifically
designed for dogs.
skin and coat is checked for any signs of dryness, itchiness, sores,
parasites, mats etc. This will determine what type of shampoo is used
or a requested shampoo. Specific brushes and combs are used to distribute shampoo and loosen dirt as the Aquassage bathing system is used to circulate water and shampoo with a massaging action. Dogs are then rinsed
thoroughly with warm water. If a conditioner is needed or requested the
appropriate one is used and then rinsed. A second bath may be done for dogs with skin problems,extremely dirty, or oily.
high velocity dryer whisks water off your dog. Some dogs do
not like this process so a moisture magnet towel is used to soak off
water. Your dog is then towel dried with a cloth towel and a drying
spray is applied.
This photo shows how much hair is blown off a dog with an High Velocity dryer that is getting a DeShed Service.
Your dog is placed in a crate with a clean cage carpet and dried with a timed cage dryer that warms air through the dryer motor.
prepping and bathing usually takes me 15 minutes for small to medium
size dogs-by this time my next appointment is coming in. The procedure
starts for each dog until all are prepped, bathed and dried.
When the last dog is bathed and placed in a crate to damp dry, the first dog is ready to be fluff dried.
on the breed a fluffing spray, deshedding spray, or finishing
spray/conditioner may be used as the dog is dried with a hand held blow
dryer while it is being brushed.
If your dog is a bath service dog it is finished after the fluff drying.
Pads and sanitary area are clipped first. Your
dog is then groomed to the style we have discussed. Blade, snap-on
comb, hand scissored or stripped accordingly. A final spritz with
cologne and your dog is beautiful. Each dog is finished in turn.
your dog is finished, you will be called when your dog is ready to be
picked up. You must pick up your dog within 30 minutes of the call to
avoid an additional fee. Day care/boarding is not offered.
dogs are done in similar fashion except after the next dog is bathed
and dryed the Express Service dog is finished. This is a pre-booked
appointment so there is a gap in appointments to finish this dog and why
there is an additional fee for this service.
Solitary Service- is for a dog that is done from start to finish and is the only dog in
the spa. Solitary Service can be a cage free if requested. This is a
pre-booked appointment and the dog MUST be picked up within 15 minutes
of being called to avoid an additional fee. This time frame is required
due to other dogs being booked after this service.