No need to take your dog outside the house. I will come to you so your dog can stay in his/her familiar environment.
Use of clippers & scissors
Long haired pets are very beautiful but also require attention everyday to keep the coat smooth and untangled. If you rather want a worry free coat, I can help you by grooming your dog to a length that suits your lifestyle.
Some common breeds that are groomed with clippers and scissors are:
Bichon frise, Poodle and poodle crosses, Shih Tzu, Malteses, Yorkshire terriers, Brussel Griffons, Lhasa Apso, Schnauzer.
Double coated grooming
Double coated dogs have an ingenieus system. Their undercoat keeps them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Their topcoat protects them against moisture so they can regulate their core temperature better.
I will try to avoid by all means to shave your double coated dogs as this will ruin the whole purpose of their double coat. Instead I will use special brushes and use the wash and blow dry technique to remove dead hair allowing new healthy hair to grow.
Some common breeds with a double coated fur are:
Golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, Keeshond, Pomeranian, Shepherds, Husky’s, Collies, Sheep dogs, Mountain dogs.
Wiry haired dog breeds allows their coat to be stripped with the hand. Stripping or plucking is a beautiful technique to remove the old hair and give room for new healthy hair. Whereas shaving these kind of coats won’t remove the old hair but only shortens the hair.
Stripping is more time consuming but the quality and natural look of the coat is more than worth it. The coat will be fuller with more vibrant colors and a shinier texture.When the coat is ready, it is a painless free technique. Usually, 2 times a year is enough and with some dogs 3-4 times a year.
Some common breeds with wire-haired coats are: Dachshunds, Terriers, Wolfhounds, Pointers, Jack Russels, Cocker Spaniels and Schnauzers.
Depending on your dogs breed but also your lifestyle, I will advise you the frequency of bathing your dog. I use products that are not tested on animals, non aggressive, environmental friendly and paraben free.
Breeds of dogs I work with
My main focus is on working dogs such as the The Lagotto Romagnolo, practical haircuts such the Bichon Frise living the farm life, double coated dogs such as the Shepherd dogs and wiry coats that requires stripping such as terrier dogs.
If you wish to have your dog to be styled with for example a teddy bear cut, I can advise you which groomer would be a good match for you.