Please read through some facts about why you should groom your dog and how we do it in Groomlandia.
Dog’s coat has many functions depending on season – in winter it protects the dog from cold, in the summer it cools him down thanks to isolation. That’s why we DON’T shave dogs completely in order to give them relief in the summer and then don’t do anything with them in the winter thinking they will get cold. It’s very important to be aware of your dogs health and realize that dog with no or very little coat can get sunburn and skin problems in the summer and left without any care in the winter can get extremely matted and develop skin infections.
You should groom your dog regularly no matter the season. The skin should be able to breathe all year round.
Hand stripping & carding is a grooming technique used to maintain the proper coat texture of harsh, broken coated & flat coated breeds. Stripping tools are used to pull out the dead or blown coat from the roots. Hand – stripping is a technique in which the outer guard coat is plucked from the dog’s skin. It’s very important to do it regularly ( approx. every 2 months), otherwise the dog is scratching as the dead hair are very itchy if not removed when necessary. In general, hand – stripping helps promote the proper coat texture and rich colour of the breed.
You should train your dog to get used to grooming from the early age. Many puppy parents make the mistake of waiting until their pups are 6 months of age or older before taking them for grooming. But the general rule of thumb is that they should be no more than 16 weeks old, as younger pups are easier to train. That’s why it’s a good idea to take your puppy to the groomer, so that he knows what brush, clipper or dryer is..
Another important reminder is that groomers are not miracle workers; it is up to you to brush and comb in between grooming appointments to avoid matting. If you do not have time to brush your puppy at home, talk with your groomer about a shorter haircut for maintenance purposes or setting up brush-out appointments.
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Before bringing your dog for the grooming session, we suggest that you take him for a nice, long walk. Not only will it satisfy his physiological needs but also help him be calmer on the grooming table.
If necessary, you can be present while your dog is being groomed on a few conditions: do not distract your dog by talking to him, stroking him, or reacting to his possible teasing such as ‘woof, woof’ (which in translation means: ‘Mooom! Get me out of here!’). It’s the owner that is stressed most of the time and it affects dogs dramatically. Our experience shows that when the dog is left alone with the groomer, it’s much calmer, more relaxed and keen to cooperate what helps to minimise the time of the grooming session.
In Groomlandia we never sedate pets. If your dog has been known to have a strong behavioral reaction to grooming or bathing, please advise us when dropping off. If a pet is truly uncooperative or made uncomfortable by the process, we might end the session – but we will never sedate your pet.
We are not responsible for the deterioration of the health of the dog whose owner concealed the disease.
Equipment in the salon is sterilized and disinfected after each treatment.
We use the best dog cosmetics available on the market, such as: Bio Groom, Chris Christensen, EZ Groom, K9, Pure Paws.
For the best grooming effect possible and because we respect our equipment we only offer to groom dogs in full packages including bath. Dog’s bad health can be an exception.