We appreciate that there can be so many questions you might have with regards to your dog being groomed, or maybe how to book online and pay. In the FAQ’s listed below we have tried to answer as many questions as possible for you. If we have not answered your question, then submit it via the Contact Us page and we will respond accordingly.
For any Dog Walking frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) – Please refer to Good as Gold – My dog walking business partner.
Clipping is done by using electric clippers and stripping is done by “plucking” the hair out with fingers and using tools to pull out the dead or blown coat from the roots. Stripping can only be done on dogs with a wire texture coat. Stripping allows the coat to become harder and brilliant in colour. Colour change is more likely to happen in a dog that is clipped. Unfortunately, sometimes even if your dog is a breed known for having a wire coat, he / she will still need clipping because if the hair is too soft, it may hurt the dog. Stripping is also a much lengthier process which requires time an experience to do it properly.
I get a lot of customers asking if I can clip short their double coated breed such as a Border Collie or Pomeranian because they look hot during the warmer months, however this it is a common misconception. Double coated breeds have a longer topcoat which works as a guard from the elements whereas the undercoat works to keep the skin dry and insulated. Shaving a double coat removes the dog’s natural insulation, the new growth will consist of a thicker undercoat mixed with shorter topcoat hairs; this is known as ‘False Coat’. This results in the dog being covered in an extra thick blanket of undercoat, so imagine wearing that in the summer heat!
There are better ways for us to help your double coated breed and you can discuss this during the consultation, but you’ll be amazed at how much of the shedding coat we can remove using our professional tools! However, if there is a genuine reason for having the dogs coat clipped or scissored short, it can be done, and we are happy to do so if you understand the results may vary.
So long as we are fully aware in advance of their age and problems, we can ensure that they are made comfortable during their visit and that the time spent with us is minimised. If in any doubt, please consult your vet who will help you to decide whether there would be any adverse risk in grooming your older dog.
Clipping is suitable for most breeds and is the most popular option for most dog owners as it’s quicker, easy to maintain and the finished result is often tidier. Sometimes the coat may lighten slightly over time due to clipping and the texture of the coat may alter as it grows back. However, regular grooming will ensure the dog always looks their best.
Frequency of grooming visits will depend on the breed of dog and your choice of styling for your pet, but the following will give you a rough guide: Curly coated breeds such as Poodles and Bichons will benefit from regular visits every 6 to 8 weeks. Harsh or wiry coated breeds such as West Highland, Scottish, Wire Fox, Airedale and Welsh Terriers, Schnauzers and Deerhounds, every 10 to 12 weeks. Long silky breeds such as Yorkshire and Maltese Terriers, Lhasa Apsos, Shih Tzus, Afghan Hounds, Spaniels and Setters can vary between 8- and 12-weeks dependant largely on what degree of care is given by their owners between grooming visits. Short coated breeds such as Dachshunds, Corgis, Pointers and Labradors will normally benefit from a twice-yearly visit for removal of dead coat and a tidying up and treatment of face, ears, nails, hygiene area and paws. Double coated breeds such as the New Foundland, Great Pyrenees, Husky, St. Bernard, Collies and Sheepdogs, between 2 and 3 visits per year dependant on individual coats and between-visit coat care. Any dogs regularly working outdoors or those who enjoy a particularly active and muddy lifestyle may of course require more regular washing and attention to ears, feet and paws.
Pawgeous Mobile Dog Grooming is located in Chingford. Therefore, we cover the London Boroughs of Epping Forest and Waltham Forest. As Mobile Dog Grooming Epping Forest, we also travel to Enfield and Barnet areas. I love working with dogs and so my grooming business allows me regular cuddles. In addition to standard dog grooms, I also have a puppy introduction groom. The puppy introduction helps your puppy get used to being washed and groomed and having their nails cut.
Pawgeous Mobile Dog Grooming Epping Forest is located in the London Borough of Waltham Forest in Chingford, and we have partnered with Good as Gold Pet Services for local dog walking. When you are out in Chingford or the surrounding areas, look out for the Pawgeous Mobile Dog Grooming van. Above all, if you do see me, give me a wave or stop me (if it is safe to do so), and let’s see what we can do for your dog.
Most importantly, my mobile dog grooming van has hydrobath washing and blaster drying – to give your dog the best groom. I will be very happy to discuss your dog grooming requirements over a telephone call or in person. I look forward to meeting you and your dog or dogs soon.
Mobile Dog Grooming Coverage Includes:
Buckhurst Hill Dog Grooming
Mobile Dog Grooming Chigwell
Dog Grooming Near Me Chipping Ongar
Dog Grooming Chingford
Chingford Hatch Dog Grooming
Dog Grooming Epping
Dog Grooming Near Me Epping Green
Hale End Mobile Dog Grooming
Dog Grooming Highams Park
Dog Grooming Lambourne End
Loughton Dog Grooming
Dog Grooming Nazeing
North Weald Dog Grooming
Dog Grooming Near Me Stapleford Abbey
Mobile Dog Grooming Stapleford Tawney
Dog Grooming Theydon Bois
Mobile Dog Grooming Waltham Abbey
Dog Grooming Woodford
Woodford Green Dog Grooming
Dog Grooming Walthamstow
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