Kim KIer - MPAe, MGbs, CCE, CpC, LSHL-s, FFCP, PGC

Compassionate
One on One
Grooming

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What to expect during your First Grooming Visit

Gentle Encouragement goes a long way. A bath can be relaxing.

Humanity over vanity above all else. The average pet visits the groomer every 1 to 3 months for pawdecures, baths, and/or a full haircut. That means your pet will spend a good portion of its life at the grooming salon. Some pets go years experiencing intense fear and anxiety related to grooming. Science tells us that repeated exposure to stress causes a plethora of health issues for pets and humans! With Fear Free grooming, we will not ignore your pet’s fear response in the name of getting the job done. Our groomers have always been trained to use a gentle touch, never causing pain or using intimidation. We work hard to provide a calm and relaxing salon environment. Your pet will be spoiled with yummy treats and lots of love! Tables and tubs have non-slip surfaces to ensure your pet feels stable and supported throughout the groom. Calming music is played, and pheromones are diffused to create a soothing and serene atmosphere. Hearing protection is available to help pets feel more relaxed during noisy procedures such as drying and clipper use.

1. Warm Bath

  • We start with a Skin & Coat exam
  • Then we Mix Products suitable for their unique coat and skin needs.
  • Next, we provide a Warm Towel and prepare the tub.
  • We then Bath using Close-Open-Close method.
  • Cleanse and Hydrate
  • Ears cleaned and teeth checked
  • Wrap them in a warm towel and provide them with a little break time.

Not all Bathing products or methods for Canine Coat are created equally nor do they offer the desired results. Every Coat type is maintained differently. So why would you use the same product for every coat ? You shouldn’t, not if you want healthy coat and skin. We use IV SANS Bernard Products straight from Italy. www.isbusa.com 

2. Hand Dry

  • We start with a Skin & Coat exam
  • Then we Mix Products suitable for their unique coat and skin needs.
  • Next, we provide a Warm Towel and prepare the tub.
  • We then Bath using Close-Open-Close method.
  • Cleanse and Hydrate
  • Ears cleaned and teeth checked
  • Wrap them in a warm towel and provide them with a little break time.

We hand dry every dog (NO cage dryers) for two reasons. One, it is safer and we can monitor them for stress and anxiety during the entire process. Two, drying the dog properly is VERY important and is key to getting a cute groom and preventing matting. Proper technique, training and tools all play a factor. The average dog takes 30- 90 minutes to dry by hand. What we want to accomplish with a properly dried coat.

3. Gentle Trim

  • Pre Groom Cuddles and encouragement. 
  • Shave pads, and sanitary 
  • Clip nails 
  • Comb through dog completely 
  • Clipper /Scissor Body going over three times. 
  • Clipper/Scissor legs and head 
  • Comb through again. 
  • Scissor the entire dog to blend, style, and even.
  • Comb through again
  • Decoration for a finishing touch.
  • One last cuddle.

Please note that before I will do any trim on a dog, they must be Calm, Comfortable and Cooperative. Why ?? because we use VERY sharp tools and it can cause injury to your dog or me.

Each trim is unique. Even if I use the same style, tools and methods on one dog it may look different on each dog. Structure, Anatomy and Coat type , behavior all play a factor in the end result. 

The steps I follow , and I do these in the same order for every dog every time. This brings them comfort and a sense of what is going to happen. 

Q&A

Dogs must be up to date on Rabies, DHPP, and kennel cough to be a grooming guest. 

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Calm-Comfortable-Safe. The first visit is about being comfortable with the Salon, the tools, and their groomer Miss Kim. The pets in my care deserve my complete attention and the best of me, so that means that the first groom will go slow and let your pet set the pace. If they become nervous, anxious, or scared, then the grooming process stops. Break time so they can feel calm and safe. Safety and a Great first-time visit are the priority. This means that the perfect haircut may not happen on the first visit. Although I want your pet to look their best, how they feel is the first goal.

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