Are you over having you dogs hair shaved to the skin? What about treating your dog to a new hairstyle? Your dog will stand out in the dog park and on the street! Dog Grooming isn’t always about clipping off very short , it depends on the coat length and coat type to what grooming practice should be applied to keep the uniqueness of their coat. Your dog has beautiful hair why shave it short? If you want a hairstyle for your dog you must present your dog with no knots, no tangles and no matting. Remember knots and tangles are one /two millimeters above the skin. If your dogs hair is 60mm long you cant see them . I will find them I guarantee it….. Please contact me and I can help you prepare your dog for their hairstyle. Otherwise a shave off is recommended but if a hairstyle is still requested extra charges will apply for dematting and de knotting your dog. Note – this is hard on your dog and is very labour intensive . You have to remember as the owner of a dog it is your job to brush and comb your dog properly.
Summer Clips are a myth. …. If you are a lady do you go to the barber and have a number one , or do you go to the hairdressers for a trim, shape and thin out . …… Your dog can enjoy summer with a hairstyle trim as well . Shaving or clipping your dogs hair very short has many side effects…… Shaving my dog will stop hotspots and keep my dog cool……. another myth…….
If the owner has a grooming dog and they do not brush or they only top brush and the dog has not seen a groomer for more than 6 -8 weeks a shave off is the only solution because of tangles and matting. You should learn how to brush, what are the correct tools, and how often. Barking Bathhouse can talk about brushing with you. At the end of the day you decided on a grooming dog and as a caring owner you should be brushing your dog on a regular basis. Knots hurt and cause skin irritations. They are very close to the skin. Its in your dogs best interest that you learn how to brush the correct way. Brushing also develops a close bond between you and your dog . Your dog should be brushed and combed THREE times a week. It is your job to brush and comb your dog . This is a habit that the owner must have when they brush their own hair. If you have time to watch television you have time to brush and comb your dog.
When contacting me please have some patience as I do ask a lot of questions if your dog is a new client. I need a history of your dog and also how it is on the grooming table and parking arrangements. Bookings are 100% commitment and 2/3 days notice to cancel is fair. I hold the booking time slot for you, cancelling the day before or night before is not enough notice.
Shaving a dogs coat is the dog owners decision and Barking Bathhouse is not responsible for any skin or coat issues occurring after the shave off.
I would recommend thinning out the undercoat for a doubled coated dog – collie/ husky , if you clip- their nature cooling mechanism is destroyed , their skin is not protected from the sun and because they have no guard hairs left they cannot control their body temperatue . Damaged guard hairs are replaced by thicker and more undercoat that leads to hot spot and skin irritations. Canine Alopecia is a hair loss disorder where the coat will grow and leave bald patches and once double coated breeds are shaved Post Clippering Alopecia could be triggered. I will not shave Pomeranians, Chow Chows, German Shepherds, Samoyeds, Collies or Keeshonds. Note this disorder could affect any double coated breed. Washing and blowing out some of the dead hair on a double coated breed for a cheap price does not do the job properly. You get what you pay for…..
You should keep a silky coat soft- english cocker/ springer spaniel, if you clip- the coat will become coarse. For a pet I can thin out the undercoat and keep the top coat soft.
Border Terriers and Rough Coated / Broken Coated Jack Russells can be handstripped at a rate of $60 per hour .There is no quoting just an hourly rate. Obviously if the Coat is BLOWN and hasnt been touched for a few months it will take a long time to strip.
Barking Bathhouse Dog Grooming offers professional grooming for your pooch in The Hills Area, Penrith Area, Lower Blue Mountains, Blacktown Area, Camden, Campbelltown- Large dogs only , and Green Valley Area.
I hold Certificate 3 in Pet Grooming from TAFE so I am a qualified dog groomer and to further my education attend grooming seminars, have lessons with experienced competition groomers and show dog breeders and have competed in Dog Grooming and Dog Show Competitions.
This business operates with clients to be booked in on a regular basis with a choice of two, four, six, eight, ten or twelve weeks. I am a mobile service with a modern and purpose built trailer that has air-conditioning and a warm hydro bath. Premium Dog Shampoos and coat conditioners and finishing sprays are used. Your dog is first hand washed and the second wash is the hydro bath.A conditioner is then applied for the third and final wash. You will see the difference.
PUPPY GROOMING SCHOOL – You have just bought a puppy you then take them to a Puppy School to learn commands and to be socialised.Next step is to get your puppy booked into Barking Bathhouse Puppy Grooming School – Puppies need to be trained to accept and enjoy being groomed. With no training you will end up with either a scared dog or a bitey dog who hates the whole experience. They might not like to be touched on the feet or to be brushed. Who is the Boss – the dog or the owner. The puppy needs to understand that when on the grooming table this is business and their job is to behave. Later on, it will be very difficult for you to find a groomer who wants to deal with a dog that is not a good canine citizen . Why muzzle a dog if it was only trained to be groomed on a regular basis when they were a puppy. With regular exposure on a 2 or 4 week basis your puppy will learn the grooming positions and be exposed to all the noises and smells in the grooming trailer. After their third vaccination they should be enrolled on a 2 or 4 week regular basis. In the end they will be Trained to Accept and Enjoy being Groomed. If I recommend dog training for your puppy you should listen, this is best for you and your puppy.
NOTE- Barking Bathhouse does not take bookings for bitey dogs.It is about educating your puppy when they are young to become good canine citizens. A bite from a dog can cause a permanent injury and may result in your dog being put down. It is up to you as an owner of a puppy to social them with other people and other dogs . Not just leave them in the backyard 24/7. They must also be trained to be groomed at 12 weeks of age and not have their first groom at 10 months when they are matted. Please do not contact me if your dog does not like to be touched, brushed or if you have some concerns that your dog may mouth or bite. I have to hold the dog under the chin to groom their face, some dogs get scared when you do this. If only the owners would touch their dogs every day then they wouldnt be scared. You know your dog I dont. Its not about blaming the breed, or even the dog, its blaming the owner. Touching, picking up your dog, socialising your dog with humans and others dogs is what it is all about. My client list includes dogs from pitbulls to rottweilers to pugs to cockers. They all have teeth and can bite…..
” A DOG IS THE ONLY THING ON EARTH THAT LOVES YOU MORE THAN HE LOVES HIMSELF”
Thankyou for reading my website and I look forward to speaking to you about your puppy or dog. Adrian ( Professional and Qualified Dog Groomer)
Business Days: Tuesday – Saturday