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How to Brush a Double Coated Dog

If you are the pet parent of a double coated dog such as a Husky or Golden Retriever, you are probably all too familiar of how challenging it can be to keep them properly groomed. Making sure that their coat is looking their absolute best will require regular brushing—both at home and in a grooming studio. In this blog post, I’ll got through what a double coat is, how to properly maintain this coat, and our top must-have brushing tools. Laura...

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English cocker spaniel dog taking a shower with shampoo, soap and water in a bathtub

Looking After Your Dog’s Skin and Coat

Here at Petmania Grooming Studios, we are always assessing your dog’s health and wellbeing while they’re with us. One thing we inspect thoroughly is the skin and coat of your dog. A healthy coat should be shiny, glossy and smooth, and healthy skin should be supple and clear. It should not be greasy, flaky, or bumpy. Regular brushing and grooming of your dog’s coat and a healthy, nutritious diet are two effective ways to ensure your dog’s coat is kept...

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What Does a Professional Dog Groomer Do?

Grooming is an essential part in the well-being and healthiness of a dog. It can help improve their quality of life and keep them happy, healthy and comfortable. How much grooming a dog needs will depend on breed, age, and health. Professional dog groomers have an important role to play in the health, hygiene and appearance of a dog. Grooming helps remove dead hair, reduce the risk of eye, ear, skin, teeth and nail infections, prevents matting, and keeps your...

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How to Brush Your Puppy

Depending on their coat type, your puppy will need to be brushed and groomed regularly to prevent matting or skin irritation. It is important to build positive associations around the grooming tools like brushes, clippers and nail trimmers, so your puppy will be happy and relaxed when you brush his hair. In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to keep your puppy comfortable during the grooming process, how to maintain his coat, and the best tools...

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Puppy’s First Visit to The Grooming Studio

Once your puppy has received all his vaccinations and shots, it’s time to take him for his first grooming session! He will be around 14-16 weeks old at this stage. Bringing your puppy to the grooming studio for the first time can be an exciting but nerve-wracking experience, both for puppy and puppy parent. Your puppy is still exploring the world, getting to know new scents, sounds and experiences. Our Puppy’s First Visit is designed to help your puppy become...

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Puppy having a bath at grooming studio for the first time

Taking Your Puppy To The Grooming Studio

Once your pup is fully vaccinated and has had all his shots, it’s time to take him for his first groom. Taking your puppy to the grooming studios for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience, both for puppy and puppy parent. All these new sights and smells…your puppy might be feeling excited, anxious, nervous; maybe all three! The first experience your puppy has at the grooming studios can set the tone for how he feels about the grooming...

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Reducing Shedding in Your Dog’s Coat

Shedding Hair Destroying Your House? Shedding in your dog's coat is a natural process that causes your dog to loose old dead hair from his body. For some dog breeds, like those with heavy double coats, shedding can be difficult to live with, especially during summer months when your dog's hair loss can increase considerably. Today, we're looking at what you can do to help reduce and manage shedding in your dog's coat. Hayley Ryan, Professional Dog Groomer Hayley is a Professional Dog...

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bride and her huskey dog in a photoshoot on her wedding day

Getting Your Dog Ready For Your Wedding Day

Including your dog in your wedding and being part of your special day is a beautiful way to recognise the importance of the four legged friend in your life. Dogs are our most loyal companions so it’s not surprising that many dog parents dream of having them part of their wedding day. Whether that’s bearing the rings, trotting down the aisle at their side or just creating some unforgettable memories (and photos!), dogs can really make your big day even...

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How Do I Brush My Dog’s Curly Coat?

How to Brush Your Curly Haired Dog’s Coat Curly coated dogs, like the name suggest, have short tight curls all over their body. Breeds like the Bichon Frise, Poodle and Airedale Terrier all have coats like this. There is a common misconception that curly coated dog's don't shed, but this isn't true - all dogs that have hair will shed, so regular brushing will take out the dead hairs, protecting your dog from potential matting, and helping to reduce the...

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How Do I Brush My Dog’s Long Coat?

How to Brush Your Long Haired Dog's Coat Longer haired dog breeds like Maltese Terriers, Bearded Collies, Japanese Spitz and the Lhasa Apso have beautiful long hair that needs daily care to help keeping it looking fabulous, so in this blog post I'm going to show you what to do to keep your longer haired dog looking and feeling great! The main purpose of your dog's long luscious locks is to regulate your best friend's temperature - helping to keep her...

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