What makes us different to other groomers?
Put simply, we offer flexibility, reliability and added experiences that other grooming facilities cannot, with an expert and friendly grooming team!
Our wonderful team of groomers are available and ready to make pups beautiful from Monday to Friday.
Grooming is by appointment only, with bookings taken online through our website, offering you the convenience of being able to see our availabilities and eliminating the need to call up with your fingers crossed for the day you are wanting!
Once you have secured your spot, simply arrive between 7am and 8am on the day of your appointment and, if you wish, speak to one of our groomers to ensure you both share the same vision. If you are a repeat client and are just in for ‘the usual’, we endeavour to have comprehensive notes from your latest groom to recreate the same masterpiece as last time without the need for a consultation!
You will receive a text message before 2:30pm on the day of your groom to let you know your pup is beautiful and ready to be collected – they are able to stay with us until 3:30 without an extra charge, however anything beyond this would incur our ‘Stay and Play’ service where returning dogs get to enjoy the daycare experience! (additional fees apply).
Please note that first day daycare trials cannot be completed the same day as your grooming appointment as pups are usually a little bit too stimulated after their groom to undergo an accurate temperament test. Once they have successfully passed their first day at another date, they are more than welcome to take part in our Stay and Play services with future grooms with us!
Although we cannot guarantee a specific time of completion due to changing requirements for the grooming dogs, if you require an early pick up, we also have an ‘express service’ option which requires a drop-off before 7:30am for a guaranteed completion by 11am. Limited spots apply so let us know asap if this is something you will be wanting.
How do I know if my dog needs to be groomed?
All dogs, no matter what their size, breed or age, benefit from regular attention in the grooming department. It helps dogs to be happy, healthy and comfortable – and keeps their coat shiny, smooth and in good health throughout the year.
A quick rinse with some dog shampoo and water in the backyard or bathtub often isn’t quite enough to keep your dog truly clean! Just as most people see a hairdresser, dogs with longer coats require a little bit more attention every so often!
One of the main benefits of bringing your dog to see our groomers regularly is that they will be able to assist in upholding multiple different areas of your dog’s health, including nail, hair and skin, just by giving them their groom. Our groomers are also able to provide suggestions and recommendations for grooming techniques you can use at home to help keep their coat and skin healthy – especially for longer coated breeds who need a good brush between appointments!
Here are some of the techniques and services our groomers perform during your dog’s appointment:
There are many different types of coats – short-haired, long-haired, and double-coated – all requiring different levels of attention and care when brushing. Brushing your dog regularly at home is important, especially for long-haired and double-coated breeds, however a professional brushing can help ensure that all dead hair is removed, preventing long-term build-up of bacteria which can cause skin problems.
We’re experts in dealing with difficult mats in dog hair. Depending on the severity of the mats, brushing can do the trick, however in more severe cases, careful shaving may be necessary free their skin of the mats. You will ALWAYS be asked first if the groomer deems the need for a shave necessary – please know that removing them in this manner will not only reset their coat, but it will relieve the built up tension and allow airflow back to their skin – see our video on matting here. Our groomers can also help you with simple at home tips to help you reduce matting issues in the future.
Many dog owners know the basics of giving a dog bath, but a professional hydrobath allows for deep coat penetration, which results in a deeper cleansing for your dog. This helps to prevent health issues and maintain their hygiene longer. All dogs at Paddington Pups receive a thorough hydrobath and blow dry as part of their groom!
Unkept nails may seem relatively harmless, but they can lead to a plethora of health issues and discomfort to your dog including injury to the dog’s nail beds, difficulty walking due to splayed feet, and if left for too long, nails can even grow into the dog’s skin! Sometimes dogs may not be very tolerant of having their nails trimmed – this is where we come in! Our groomers are extremely well-practised at this service and have strategies to distract ad comfort pups while having them trimmed, meaning there is no unnecessary stress on them – or you! Every groom we offer includes nail trims.
Ear Cleaning / Plucking
Regular cleaning by a professional groomer can help prevent infections, mites, and other health problems. Also, certain dog breeds require that the hair inside the ears is plucked to maintain their cleanliness. We do that too!
Approximately 80% of dogs will develop signs of oral disease by the age of three years, and the consequences can be serious. Dental diseases in dogs can lead to serious problems such as heart, lung and kidney disease. That’s why it’s so crucial to maintain proper oral hygiene for your dog. We offer teeth brushing which is similar to what you would do yourself at home!
Although it sometimes feels a bit taboo to talk about, having your dog’s anal glands expelled every so often can save them a lot of discomfort. Our groomers are well versed in doing this safely, leaving your dog comfortable and preventing any impaction or infection!
In addition to these important grooming services, our groomers can help keep an eye out for symptoms of common problems such as skin problems, ear infections, ticks, growths, or changes in your dog’s behaviour that may not be apparent unless combing through their hair as they do during their session. Although the Paddington Pups team are not veterinarians, we serve as a great first line of defence, allowing you to address issues early on and seek the attention of your Vet before they develop into more serious and costly problems.
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 07 3369 0699!