Grooming can and should be an enjoyable part of every dog’s life. At Clip N Dip Grooming and Boarding we recommend that you start them as early as possible so that your pet will grow accustomed to the various processes involved in grooming. We will teach your pet to stand on a table without being afraid.We will also help them get used to brushing, bathing, nail trimming, and the dreaded clippers. More than anything thing else we are developing a trusting relationship with your pet. As a new pet owner you can also help out by caressing your dogs ears and rubbing his legs and feet so that he won’t be alarmed when we work on those areas.

Bathing

Frequent bathing helps keep your pet’s skin healthy and his coat clean and shiny. Bathing will also help to remove much of that unwanted hair that ends up floating around your house. Last but not least, a dog that smells good will definitely get more affection and care. At Clip N Dip we only use natural shampoos that are biodegradable, cruelty free, and non-toxic for your pet.

Brushing

Regular brushing is good for both the dog and the owner. One of the biggest complaints we hear is exsessive shedding. This problem can be significantly reduced by brushing your pet once or twice a week. Painful matts are another very common problem. If you encounter a matt you should use a dematting rake to carefully loosen the fur. Never attempt to cut the matt out with a scissors, as you can severely injure your dog. If your dog is matted, do not bath it. This only makes the matts tighter, and matts left unattended will get tighter and tighter until the hair is pulled right out of the skin. Needless to say, this is very painful for the dog. Finally, if you don’t have the time to brush your dog regularly, bring it to us. For a nominal fee we will brush out your dog and keep him looking and feeling great.

Nail Trimming

Overgrown nails can cause your pet a number of painful problems. We have seen dogs with nails so long that they could barely walk, to dogs that have developed infected pads because the nail had grown into the pad. These problems really shoudn’t happen at all. Nail trimming is a quick and inexpensive remedy that will eliminate most of these issues.