Posts in Category: Pet Grooming

Dog Nail Trimming: 3 Tips For A Stress-free Clip

dog nail trimmingIn all my years of experience with grooming, training, and rescuing dogs, I’ve learned that almost nothing causes as much stress for dogs and their owners as dog nail trimming. Dogs who are otherwise sweet and cuddly suddenly turn into snapping, screeching panic-monsters. Owners who love their dogs are afraid to do their nails out of fear that they may hurt their pup—or that, in panic, their dog may hurt them. As a groomer, I’ve trimmed more toenails than you could imagine… and I’ve experienced the full spectrum of reactions from the dogs I work with.  Today, I’ll share a few tips to help both you and your dog become more comfortable with the process of dog nail trimming. Continue…

Answers to FAQs about dog grooming

dog groomingI spend every day working with dogs. When I tell people this, they usually say something about how great it must be to get to snuggle and play with dogs for a living. While it is a great job to have, it’s also a hard job. It’s dirty, loud, and physically demanding. It can be frustrating. Today, I’m here to give you answers to the most common questions I hear from clients about dog grooming. Continue…

Hair’s the Deal: Managing Cat Hair in Your Home

hairAll cats shed. All of them. Even the “hairless” variety, which has a barely-there downy fuzz. Shedding is part of a healthy coat in any cat. The hair grows to a certain length, dies, then falls out.  Long haired cats shed longer hairs, which makes it seem like a LOT more hair, short-haired cats shed shorter hair, which makes it seem less. If you have a cat, you will have to deal with shed. Period. Continue…

Introducing Our New Dog Groomer: Jennifer Owens

dog groomingWritten by Stefani Fortney, ABCDT and Dog Groomer       When I tell folks what I do for a living, they usually say something about how much fun it must be to play with dogs all day. I agree—that sounds like it would be fun. What I (and my fellow groomers) do is much more involved than that. Continue…

Grooming Dogs From The Eyes Of The Groomer

Grooming dogs

If you’re one of the many people who regularly entrusts your dog to the care of a groomer to keep your pup pretty, you may wonder what exactly happens while your best friend is “at the salon”. Every groomer has a preferred process based on their facilities, equipment, and personal preferences. In today’s blog post, Stefani Fortney will tell you about what your dog will experience when grooming dogs at Guthrie Pet Hospital. Continue…

3 Things Groomers Hate To Hear About Grooming Dogs With Full Coats.

 

grooming dogsWhen grooming dogs is your profession, there are some things that you wish all dog owners knew about their pet’s hygiene and coat maintenance. If you ask most groomers what their biggest frustration is, most will tell you horror stories about owners who don’t brush their full-coated dogs often or thoroughly enough at home. Grooming dogs isn’t something that should only happen at the pet salon. To maintain a full, fluffy, or long coat, it’s the responsibility of the owner to provide daily brushing. Continue…

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