How long does a grooming appointment take?

By Training A Puppy | Dog Health

Jun 07

Depending on the condition of the coat, size of the pet, and type of groom performed, an appointment can last from 30 minutes for an extra small short-haired dog or kitten, to 3 hours for an extra large long-haired dog. The average time, however, is one to two hours. This is one of the greatest advantages to mobile grooming in Boca Raton. In a normal salon situation, your pet may need to be away from home anywhere from three hours to all day. All this extra time away from home, and away from their pet parents, adds unnecessary stress to the grooming experience.

How do I prepare my pet for the grooming appointment?

On grooming day, be sure to take your dog for a walk prior to their appointment. Do not feed your dog or cat right before handing him over to the groomer. It is not abnormal for your dog to shake when he gets close to the groomer. Much of this is caused by the stress of knowing that their beloved pet parent will be leaving them for awhile, as well as fear of the unknown with a new groomer. It could also be anticipation over frightening sounds, or being in a kennel. Pets are smart and can anticipate what is coming. They love to put on a show for their pet parents making them feel guilty about leaving them behind.

Once inside, however, most pets know the drill, and are quite content once their owners leave. It is best not to make a fuss over them if they show anxiety over leaving you. Our pets are extremely intuitive and will pick up on your feelings of worry or guilt, making it harder on both you and your pet.

Mobile dog grooming Boca Raton service is slightly different. First, as above, please be sure you don’t feed your pet and give them time to relieve themselves just prior to an appointment. Make sure to have your pet ready to go, whether in a carrier in the case of cats, or ready to be leashed in the case of dogs.

Because mobile grooming occurs right at your doorstep your pets shouldn’t show any anxiety prior to their appointment. In their minds they are going on an adventure and they don’t need to feel left behind by their pet parent. Please remember, groomers time is valuable, and it will delay the process and could add unnecessary charges if they have to wait for you to capture your pet.

Do I need to be there while you are grooming my pet?

No. It will be easier on your pet if they cannot observe you while they are being groomed. Their natural instinct is to want to be with you. You should be available during the first meeting with your pet since the groomers need to talk about your expectations and they will be offering suggestions to make Fluffy’s grooming more pleasant. After that, if you have pre-arranged payment, it is not necessary for you to stay at home during the grooming process.

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