Henniker Dog Grooming


Our grooming services are just like our boarding facility: One of a kind!

We don’t book large numbers of groomings per day so we don’t have to rush!

Groom dogs get the opportunity to play with other dogs before we put them on the table, helping to burn off excess energy and making their grooming session less stressful. The fact that we are not rushed also means that your pet can take breaks during the grooming session.

Because of this we are proud to service many elderly and special needs dogs.

Our prices are competitive with other grooming establishments. Call for pricing!

Grooming FAQ

 

How often should I get my dog’s nails trimmed?

It is suggested that dogs get their nails trimmed every four to six weeks. Nails that grow too long can not only cause discomfort while walking. The best way to keep nails down in between trims is by walking your dog over hard surfaces like concrete or pavement.

How often should I bathe my dog?

Frequent bathing can dry out and irritate a dog’s skin. No more than once a month is usually recommended. For dogs who have perpetually flaky skin or those loosing fur, try changing your dog to a high quality grain and dye free food as these can cause allergies that effect the skin and coat.

Will shaving my dog make him cooler?

The answer to this is NO.
This usually suprises some people but you have to remember unlike humans dogs don’t sweat!
Nature provided our canine friends with a fur coat that not only keeps them warm but keeps them cool too.
If your dog has a double coat you can actually destroy his coat by shaving it. Making it diffucult for him to regulate his body temperature.

My dog is prone to matting. Is there something I can do to combat this between groomings?

It is very important to not only have the proper grooming tools available between groomings but to know how to use them. We would be delighted to show you the proper way to use tools and instruct you on which ones to purchase. Be careful when allowing your dog to go swimming that you do not rub their bodies with a towel to dry them. This encourages hair to mat together. Allow the dog to dry naturally and then brush.

Keeping up on brushing at home can lead to a far less uncomfortable visit to the groomers!

I brought my dog in for a bath, and it cost more than I was expecting. I was told there was a ‘brushout charge’… what is this?

Dogs that have long hair or that have a double coat sometimes require a lot of brushing to remove the undercoat.This can take a lot of time and effort on the part of the groomer.
If we were to bathe a dog that is matted it would cause any existing mats to become tighter. Ethically we cannot bathe a dog when the bath could cause it to become more matted.