Windlegrey Top Dog also offer your dog all the care and attention we would give our own dogs. Our Grooming Studio has a complete range of grooming services from nail clipping to full nose - tail treatment. All our grooms include ear care and nail clipping in the the price!
We take pride in providing a clean comfortable salon choose to use the best quality products so that your dog will have a safe and pleasant visit.
We groom humanely at Windlegrey Top Dog.
We will ATTEMPT to de-mat a coat if we feel that the animal will not suffer pain.
We abide by the Animal Welfare Act.
It is the OWNERS duty of care towards their pet, to maintain their pets coat between professional groomings. Some times owners fail to attend to their pets coat for various reason,then in the interests of the animal, we will shave off a matted coat, to prevent unnecessary suffering
We will be more than happy to show you how to look after your dogs coat. Please note: our normal grooming charge does not include dematting, any dematting will be charged for as an extra.
When a dog is presented to us in a severely matted condition, it is our policy to shave the whole coat using electric clippers with a close blade. to de-matt would cause the animal tremendous stress and discomfort, often leaving a very thinned and damaged coat. Shaving the coat is quicker and more gentle on the animal. Many animals are traumatised by unnecessary hours of dematting, putting them off grooming for life. We consider shaving an act of kindness.
Once the coat is removed, the skin can be red due to the lack of air circulation and dirt that has accumulated underneath. Occasionally there are sores or infection, you may need to see your vet for treatment. Dogs tend to scratch and rub their skin after shaving – this is normal, however some can over scratch and this may lead to broken skin. If in doubt speak to your vet.
Once a dog has been shaved the next visit will be the reshapeing of the coat to enable to cut the look of the breed.
Grooming isn’t just about making your puppy look good. Regular care removes dead hair, keeps the coat and skin healthy, and gives you the opportunity to check your pup”s general health. It”s also important time for me to spent building a relationship with your puppy so that the puppy learns to trust.
Brushing the hair coat of young pups will feel just as good to them as it does to older dogs. It has similar effects on puppies in that it cleans the coat, removes loose hair, and stimulates the oil glands of the skin. Our favorite brushes for young dogs are the “pin and bristle” brushes. They have metal pins on one side and soft bristles on the other. They can therefore be used on any kind of dog. At this age, the puppy will see the brushing as just another form of petting. Get them used to it now so they will let you do the same when they are adults.
Puppies should have their nails trimmed if this was not done by the previous owner. Puppy nails have tiny sharp points on them and these can easily scratch you, the children, or your furniture. After this initial trimming, puppies are usually active enough to keep them worn down for four to six weeks. After that, check them and trim them just as you would the nails on older dogs.