|Our first dog
arrived in 1992, (Abbey), and she’s still enjoying
her later years eating, sleeping, sniffing about, playing
with our 2 young dogs and having plenty of sleep. Over
the years we’ve had 2 rescue dogs (Tasha) a King
Charles Spaniel and (Dudley) a Dalmatian, both of which
we lost within 6 months of each other. We are now the
very proud owners of a Cocker Spaniel (Poppy) and a
Rough Collie (Amber), both just 2 years old.
are so many breeds that come to The Grooming Room,
far too many too mention. From pups at 12/14 weeks
old to our oldest client who is now over 20 years
old! Every dog receives the personal attention, affection,
patience and understanding they deserve, whatever
the breed, age, or previous experiences with grooming
– good or bad. If an owner can offer any information
to help achieve the required results, it is greatly
received, respected and acted upon.
Making the dogs’ visit as
enjoyable as possible is very important to The Grooming
Room. To help the animal relax, they always receive
a little massage whilst being bathed. Reassurance
and affection goes a long way to getting the best
behaviour from a dog and if the process seems fun
for the dog, they will be happy to come back and be
groomed again. A little play time and walks around
the garden also help to break up the visit for the
dog, and it also allows us to gain their trust.
dog has their own personal record card with his/her
specific details on. This way the owner can make us
aware of any illnesses, conditions, lumps and bumps
or any unusual personality traits that may present
themselves whilst the dog is in our care. We enjoy
taking the time to get to know the dog individually
and this process helps greatly with that.
At The Grooming Room, you will be
asked exactly what it is that you want for your dog.
It is extremely important to be clear about the result
you are looking for so that yours and your dogs specific
requirements can be met. Many people like the traditional
cuts and many other clients prefer to have the dog
styled in its own unique way. Either is fine by us
as long as it is clearly understood by the client
and ourselves, what the finished result will be.
You are encouraged to pop in unannounced
at any time, as we run a very open, friendly and honest
business. If you wish, you may stay with your dog
during the grooming process, as sometimes older or
very young pups can be nervous or anxious. Although
this doesn’t happen very often, the offer is
there for you.