My name is Amanda and I am the owner and groomer for Amanda's Dog Grooming. I will be doing all of the grooming on your dog. I have been grooming for 4 years and have really enjoyed it. I have a passion for dogs and love spending time with them. What better way to enjoy your job than to be able to spend time with your favorite pets all day and make them beautiful! I do my grooming from home in my grooming shop at my house. I groom by appointment only.
How often should I get my dog groomed?
It really depends on the type of dog. Most of my clients get their long hair dogs groomed every 6 to 8 weeks. This keeps their dogs clean and looking good.
Why should I get my outside dogs groomed?
It is important to groom your outside dogs even though they don't come in the house. The first reason is to keep them smelling fresh and looking good. The second reason is to take proper care of their coat. Grooming not only cleans their coats but removes dead undercoat and prevents mats from forming. The dogs coat provides them with insulation during the winter and keeps them cool during the summer. With dead undercoat and mats on your dog, it will actually make them colder during the winter and hotter during the summer.
What is included in a grooming?
A grooming includes a bath, haircut (if needed), nails trimmed, ears cleaned, and anal glands expressed on small dogs.
What are Anal Glands?
Anal glands are two paired glands located within and below the external anal sphincter muscle and can often be a problem in dogs. They produce a thick substance that may have at one time been used to mark territory when dogs were wild. When the anal glands become full or impacted, the dog may experience some discomfort. The glands can become VERY itchy and irritated. Actual pain is difficult to assess, but some believe that they can be painful in some cases. When the dog licks, chews or scoots on its bottom, it is attempting to express the glands on its own. This is most common in small dogs. These glands can easily be emptied as a part of grooming services.
Here at Amanda's Dog Grooming, anal glands are expressed as a part of grooming services.
How often do my dog's nails need to be trimmed?
The frequency of nail trimming really depends on your dog. Different dogs have slightly different rates of toe nail growth. The rate of growth also depends on the types of surfaces that your dog frequently walks on. My Belgian Malinois (Sandor) never needs his nails done because he stays on concrete and his nails stay short. Other indoor or grass only dogs will need thier nails trimmed. Some may be once a month and some could be more often.
It is very important that you check your dogs nails periodically. Toe nails that are left to grow too long can cause discomfort and pain for the dog. A long toe nail will push the individual toe up. This pushes the dogs pads and nuckle up and takes the paw out of natural alignment. I have even seen nails that even curve under and back into the pad. Be sure to remember to check the due claw.
I trim nails at every grooming. I use nail clippers along with a sanding tool to ensure your dogs nails are smooth.
What do you charge?
My pricing varies based on size of dog, condition of coat, and services requested. Prices could be higher for aggressive or unmanageable dogs.
Puppies or extremely small dogs $15.
Small Dogs: $20
Large Dogs: $25
Extra Large Dogs: $30
Small Dogs (ex. Toy Poodles, Shih Tzus, Cocker Spaniels) $35-$40
Large Dogs (ex. Standard Poodles, Golden Retrievers)$45-$55
Nails only with no grooming
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