Dapper Dogs can get your dog looking good, and smelling fresh!!
We aim to make every dogs visit to our salon as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, whether it is just a simple Bath and Blow-dry, or a Full Groom. We only use positive reward based approaches to the grooming of your animals. Kindness and respect is always at the fore.
If you have a nervous dog, we will work with you and your dog to build up a positive association and relationship with us and the grooming salon. This can take time and may require frequent trips to us before you see progress. We will always give you honest feedback about your dog and their behaviour/experience whilst with us. We believe this is very important as it allows us to work together to help make the experience a positive one.
If your dog is nervous of the table or elderly, we will happily groom your dog on the floor to ease as much anxiety as possible. Elderly dogs are often happier being groomed at ground level as they feel safer.
Some dogs love grooming, others will tolerate and some are not so keen. For all breeds a level of grooming is required and for the majority a professional and regular service is a necessity. Regular grooming at home between grooms will strengthen the bond between you and your dog as well as help introduce brushing/combing etc as a normal and positive experience. We will gladly help give you advice and guidance on the correct methods and tools.
We do not believe in stressing a dog, and will give your dog a break if needed, before starting again. Your dog will have access to water at all times and be toileted as required. We will work at your dogs own pace and be guided by them, this all helps to build trust and positive memories and associations. We will not keep your dog any longer than it takes to groom them. We will contact you by your preferred method when your dog is ready for collection. We ask that you do not return to the salon without having first received this phone call as dogs will become unsettled as they will be excited to show off their new haircut and this can make completing the grooming process very difficult.
When arriving at Dapper Dogs your dog will be assessed and we will discuss with you your style requirements and the lifestyle of your pet.
Based on this we will then work with you to decide on a suitable groom for your pooch.
Does your dog go in the sea?
Do they like to roll in mud and other nasty things?
Are they primarily indoors?
Do you groom them at home regularly? (for some coat types require daily brushing)
Is the dog in discomfort or restricted by matting?
Is the coat, tangled? knotted? Matted or pelted?
Groomers and owners alike are required by law to abide by the Animal Welfare Act 2006 One of the key points relating to grooming is that the animal must be "protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease".
To brush or comb out all knots would cause extreme distress and pain to the dog and therefor is something we are not allowed to do by law and would not do by principle.
Here at Dapper Dogs we act with the primary interest of the dog's wellbeing. We pride ourselves on this and hope that it reassures our many happy clients and potential new clients that we care a great deal for your pets. We will not clip off your dog as an "easy" option, we will always try and remain true to your desired style and seek verbal agreement if the grooming style needs to be adapted further due to behaviour, health or coat condition during the groom.
Following guidelines set out by the Pet Industry Federation we do not provided the service of expressing anal glands.
Although all our groomers have been professionally trained at registered establishments in all aspects of grooming including anal gland expression; new guidelines advise that external expression should only be carried out if the groomer has had the process demonstrated to them by a veterinary surgeon. The only exception to this would be with written request by the dog's veterinary surgeon.
Guidelines also dictate that ear plucking should not be carried out if there appears to be an underlying problem in the ear, which the groomer will make the owner aware of and advise veterinary attention. Further to this, we will not carry out ear plucking on strongly rooted hair that is not naturally developed to be plucked (this can occur in some cases and in some crossbreeds).
Forcefully removing this hair would be painful and also could result in irritation which could then lead to further problems. We believe that ear plucking is an important part of the grooming process for some breeds and will continue to offer this service to suitable clients unless we are requested not to by the owner. Thank you for your understanding, as always we are dedicated to the health and welfare of your pets.
Here at Dapper Dogs we now offer non invasive ultrasonic oral care.
It is estimated that by the time they are 2 years old, 80% of dogs begin to show signs of oral disease. Dental treatment at vets can be both expensive and concerning. The best action to take is preventative.
Emmi-pet, with its unique and patented dental care system, is now setting a new trend for a completely new kind of dental cleaning and oral hygiene. It is gentle, motionless and does not involve brushing or any abrasive action!
This revolutionary method is based on a globally unique patent - the Ultrasonic Piezo-Chip created by Emmi-dent. This Piezo-Chip sits in the head of the ultrasonic toothbrush and generates up to 96 million ultrasonic waves (air vibrations) per minute.
These ultrasound waves are then transferred, via the bristles of the toothbrush head, onto Emmi-pet's specially formulated toothpaste.
At this point 'micro bubbles' are generated, which react with the air vibrations and implode.
These implosions effectively eliminate and remove food particles, plaque and bacteria from within your pet's mouth.
This treatment is for dogs that already have some tartar buildup and require an intensive course to heal gums and promote cleaner teeth. This treatment will require a minimum of 10 visits over a 2 week period. Each visit will last approximately 25/30 mins. Each dog will receive their own toothbrush head, included in the price. This will need replacing after approx. 25 uses. (Unless damaged)
In some cases, additional weekly visits may be necessary to remove stubborn buildup.
Cost for the 2 week treatment is £110 and any subsequent weeks are £55 per week plus the cost of a new brush head as needed.
We may request that you have you dog's teeth checked for soundness at your vet prior to commencing treatment.
This treatment is for maintenance of your dogs' mouth and is ideally suited to dogs that do not have tartar buildup or have recently had a full dental treatment.
Each visit will last approximately 25/30 mins. Each dog will have their own toothbrush head and this will need replacing after every 25 visits.
For optimum results, it is recommended to have an ultrasound dental treatment weekly to maintain your dog's oral health.
Less frequent visits are likely to be less effective.
Cost for maintenance (pay as you go) are based on frequency and are as follows:
The cost of the brush head is £7. After 25 uses a new brush head will need to be purchased.
(Damaged brush heads will require earlier replacement)
Dapper Dogs cannot be held responsible for any underlying issues that may be discovered in the course of grooming and/or add on treatments and treatments can only be undertaken on dogs with good health and temperament.
Dapper Dogs cannot guarantee any treatments' effectiveness, especially if the advised frequency and/or home maintenance is not kept up.
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