Frequently Asked Questions:
For Pet Services
How long will it take to groom my pet?
The length of time to groom your pet is based on factors that vary in each pet. This would include: size, type of coat, condition of coat, additional spa services, special issues while cleaning, behavior during the bath, dry and grooming.
At Dog House, the average groom takes approximately 2 hours and we try not to keep any pet at the salon longer than 4 hours.
Why Is it Important to Treat Your Pets to Regular Pawdicures?
Not only is it important to trim nails regularly for bone and structure health, it's also important to trim the hair between the pads. If the hair is covering the pads, the dogs loose traction and are constantly adjusting for a slide which is hard on their hips, knees and shoulders. This is especially important as they grow and again as they age. Keeping their nails and the hair between their pads trimmed makes them more sure footed and healthy.
What ear maintenance is included in my pets grooming service?
Plucking excessive hair from the ear canal. Cleaning excess wax and removal of dirt and debris.
Why is it nessasary to express anal sacs and does it come with my grooming service?
In most cases anal sac expression comes with the grooming service. Especially in the smaller breeds that are unable to express on their own. Without regular expression their anal sacs can become impacted and possibly rupture.
How do we determine grooming prices?
Pets are priced based on how much time and resources go into grooming them.
Does my short haired dog need grooming?
Yes. Naturally short haired coats are called replacement coats. It is important to remove shedding hair from the dog. Coat that is released but not removed can prevent good air flow to the skin as well as trap dirt and cause skin irritation. Properly released replacement coats make a healthier home environment as it reduces the amount of dander and loose hair shed in the home.
What does a full service groom include?
A full service groom includes a bath, coat conditioner, proper brushing or shedding, drying, custom style haircut, pawdicure, anal sac expression, and sanatary trim.
What does a maintenance groom include?
A maintenance groom includes a bath, coat conditioner, proper brushing or shedding, drying, pawdicure, anal sac expression, and sanatary trim.
What does a maintenance trim include?
A maintenance trim is any combination of the following: Pawdicure, clearing around eyes and sanitary trim and is done as a planned walk in service.
What is a Walk in service?
A walk in service means you can call to plan a time for you to visit. We then provide the service while you wait.
When can my puppy have its first groom?
They can have their first groom shop visit after they receive their second set of vaccines. Any puppy that has a coat needing regular grooming should have its first visit to the groom shop by the time they are 4 months old.