Monday, July 11, 2011

Dog Grooming

I don't know why I never thought to put this up here, but it is another thing that I love to do. I groom dogs! This post is mostly to be informative, but if your dog needs a haircut, call me!

I have been grooming dogs for several years. I started when I was about 12 years old, grooming my American Cocker Spaniel, Lady. She died, and I now groom my current American Cocker Spaniel, Jinnybee (pictured above). I have a couple of regular clients with Poodles and Schnauzers. I have groomed Shih Tzus and other breeds as well. I am confident that I will be able to groom any dog breed if I am given the chance!

I am gentle with these animals and try to make them feel as comfortable as possible while they are being groomed. One grooming session includes a bath, nail clipping, clipping the fur, and brushing the fur of the dog. If the brushing takes longer than an hour, the owner of the dog will be notified. If this happens, the dog will usually need to be completely shaved.

If you are near Bountiful, Utah and need your pet groomed, please send me a message with details about your pet and I will give an estimate on the cost to you.

Thank you for considering my services!



Mommy Named Meg said...

I have a mauzer (Miniature schnauzer and maltese mix) Cutting his hair is a nightmare! How much would you charge? Also why do you need to shave the dog if the brushing takes more than an hour?

Lindsay said...

The dogs get irritated more than anything if they need to be brushed for hours on end. And their skin gets all bothered and red. And they start crying. :( So an hour to an hour and a half is usually the limit for the dog.

I usually charge between $20 and $30, depending on what needs to be done with the dog. Do you cut it yourself?

Mommy Named Meg said...

Yeah I do. It's a poor job though. I can't get him to sit still enough to make it look like an expert dog grooming job, with the hair around his nose and eyes a little longer. He just gets a short cut all around as I try not to clip his skin.

I'll have to keep you in mind one of these time. I don't have any money right now, but when things get a little easier I'd be happy to outsource this task to you. How often are you supposed to cut a dog's hair?

Lindsay said...

I just do it when they start looking scraggly! It is usually about every 6-8 weeks or so.

Mommy Named Meg said...

Good to know. Would I need to bring him down to you or do you come to my home to do it?