DOG GROOMING ADVICE FROM EXPERTS IN HEMEL HEMPSTEAD
Got a question? Our team at Sarah’s 1-2-1 Dogs in Hemel Hempstead are here to help. Browse our FAQs below and get in touch if there is anything else you need to know.
frequently ASKED QUESTIONS
AT WHAT AGE CAN MY PUPPY HAVE ITS FIRST GROOM?
A puppy groom usually lasts for approximately 45 minutes; however, this can depend on how they react to the grooming experience. Puppies have a short attention span and can easily become bored; therefore, we tend to keep the appointments short and fun, yet mindful. We recommend having at least three 45-minute grooms before starting to perform full grooming sessions.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A FULL GROOMING SESSION?
Visit our ‘grooming services’ page for details on our full grooming sessions.
HOW LONG WILL THE GROOMING SESSION TAKE?
You will be contacted 20 minutes before your dog is ready to be collected so that they don’t have to wait too long for you to pick them up. Please do not come to collect your dog if you have not been contacted as this can distract your dog and disturb the groom, making it difficult to complete their groom safely.
CAN I STAY AND WATCH?
WHAT SHAMPOO DO YOU USE? CAN I PROVIDE MY OWN?
MY DOG IS ELDERLY, ARE YOU ABLE TO SUPPORT THEM WHILST GROOMING?
DO YOU HAVE CAGES?
MY DOG DOES NOT LIKE BEING GROOMED, DO YOU HAVE MUZZLES, AND CAN YOU STILL GROOM HIM OR HER?
WILL MY DOG BE MUZZLED?
WHAT BRUSH SHOULD I BE USING?
DO YOU SELL CONDITIONING SPRAYS?
DO YOU EMPTY ANAL GLANDS?
If your dog has trouble with its glands, this is a case for the vet, not a dog groomer. We can check to see if there is any swelling or abnormalities during the health check included with our full grooms.
CAN YOU CLEAN MY DOG'S TEETH?
I THINK MY DOG HAS A TICK, CAN YOU REMOVE IT?
HOW OFTEN DOES MY DOG NEED TO BE GROOMED?
Adult dogs: An adult dog should be groomed dependant on the coat type and breed. We recommend that wool coated breeds such as Bichon Frisé and poodles of all sizes (toy, miniature and standard) are groomed every 5 weeks. Cockapoos should be groomed every 6-8 weeks depending on the style you require.
Elderly dogs: Elderly dogs need regular grooming just like puppies. Regular grooming will reduce the time required to carry out a full groom, making the appointment safer and stress-free. If your elderly dog is not groomed for months on end, they will require a lengthier treatment which will cause them to get tired easily.
Most breeds should be groomed within 8 weeks of their last appointment to ensure a well maintained and healthy coat, resulting in a happy and healthy pet!