Here at You Dirty dog, We understand and appreciate that your Four legged friend is more than just a pet, they are your family and they are ours! We are immensely proud of our team and our Sterling reputation that we have worked Incredibly hard to build into what it is today!
We believe that in order to provide the best quality services and experiences possible, we should always be learning new techniques and fine tuning our skills, as well as sourcing the best quality products and upgrading not only our equipment but our Shop as a whole.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How often should I get my pet groomed?
A: Depends on the breed and type/length of their coat. Example: A longhaired shih-tzu, that the owner desires to keep in a longer coat (1/2" or longer) should be groomed no less than every 6 weeks. Typically we recommend every 4-6 weeks and no longer than every 8 for any breed that requires regular grooming. This does not replace regular at home brushing and maintanence.
Q: How often does my dog need their nails trimmed?
A: Once a month, minimum.
Q: How much does grooming typically cost?
A: Prices will vary depending on your pet's size, Temperament/Behavior, Coat condition and Style/Length of cut desired. Pet's that are regularly maintained and well behaved will typically be more affordable than those that are not used to being groomed, are aggressive and hard to handle and/or their coat's are matted and in poor condition.
Q:Why was I quoted one price, and Charged another?
A: This is not often the case, however if this does happen it could be for a variety of reasons. Difficulty of cut was not explained when recieving the quote, as would be the same for lack of information given on coat condition, size of pet, behavior and/or breed. These variables matter when trying to determine price points. This is why quotes given prior to grooming are just an beginning price estimate.
Q: How do I know if my dog's coat is matted, what is matting?
A: If you are able to pull a fine toothed comb through your dog's coat from the base of the hair at the skin to the tip of the hair with minimal resistance, there is no matting. Matting is when the dogs hair is tangled in such a way that it cannot be combed through without severe pain.
Q: What types of matting should I look for?
A: There are several types of matting and severities. see below
Q: What happens if my dog is as matted as the ones pictured above?
A: Any Matting above a stage 2 is something that we would not be able to de-mat safely, your pup would need to be shaved down. Although some may be willing to de-mat, we put humanity before vanity and do not offer that service. It is far to painful, risky to both our staff and your pup and above all else, is severely traumatizing. Hair does grow back, much quicker than you may think.
Q: At what age should I first start grooming my puppy?
A: As soon as they have finished their vaccine series (usually 12-16 weeks). We do recommend that you begin the training at home from the first weeks you have your pup. Touching and holding your puppy all over their body, especially their feet and face are very important to desensitize them for safe future grooming & toe nail trims.