Grooming and Bathing are available by appointment seven days a week.
We can often accommodate same day appointments.
Regardless of breed, size and age, we welcome all pets to Cozy Kennels. Before your pets grooming session starts, well sit down with you to discuss grooming needs, behavior and health. Then, we'll create a custom grooming plan for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it usually take?
If the hair needs to be cut, we ask that you allow four hours so that
we can wash, dry and cut the hair. If the hair is matted it may take
more time. If there is no scissoring, it generally takes less
time. If you need your dog groomed “in and out”, we may suggest you
come at a specific time--usually the first thing in the morning.
If you like we can
call you as the groomer is finishing --that way you can come right away
to pick up.
Do you bathe the dog first?
In order to get an even hair cut, the hair needs to be clean so we
bathe the dog as part of grooming. Depending on your dog’s breed and
style, the groomer may do a “rough cut”. After the rough
cut, the dog is washed, dried and then the haircut is completed. In
other cases, we may wash and dry the dog completely before starting the
What shampoo's & conditioners do you use?
dogs are washed using a hypo-allergenic shampoo but we do vary the
shampoo depending on the skin & coat .
After the dog is washed and rinsed, we
may use a conditioner as well.
Can you groom my dog to the breed standard?
Yes, our groomers
are familiar with the most of the breed standards and are very
experienced with the more popular breeds. Many clients in our area do not
groom to the breed standard because the level of maintenance required.
If you want to get your dog groomed to the breed standard, it is helpful
to review with the groomer the breed page in the “All Breed Dog
Grooming Guide” and/or bring pictures. Each dog is different and each
person‘s needs vary, so a consultation can help you
know your options and decide accordingly.
My dog's hair is knotted. Do I need to cut the hair short?
the hair is allowed to knot or develop "matts", this is unhealthy for
the dog's skin. Knotting gets worse if the coat gets wet. Before
washing the dog, it is necessary to brush out all the knots. If the
hair is matted, it may be possible to "dematt" the coat. Unfortunately,
this can be painful. In some cases, dematting may cause or reveal skin
irritation. If your dog is matted, we will advise you what can be
done. If the hair can be dematted without causing pain to the dog, it
may be possible to save the coat. Otherwise, we may
recommend cutting the hair short, which means applying the clipper
behind the matts. If the hair is matted, we recommend meeting with one
of our groomers beforehand so we can discuss your options.
Do you do "hand stripping" ?
If you have a terrier
(Border Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier, Jack Russel Terrier, Airdale,
Schnauzer, etc.) your breeder may recommend that you "hand strip" the
coat. This involves plucking the hair by hand or more commonly using a
stripping tool rather than the clipper to reduce the length of the
hair. This results in a coarser texture.
Do I get the same groomer each time?
Yes. If your dog is nervous
and/or you have very specific requests, we find that coming back to the
same groomer works best because it fosters a relationship between the
client, groomer and dog.
Can I stay with my dog and watch?
Our grooming areas are visible behind glass. However, if your dog can
see you, this usually leads to the dog trying to be with you and can
result in a dangerous condition. The groomer is working with sharp tools
and looks to avoid additional stress and excitement. If you want to
watch, take a peek from a distance but if you need to watch the entire
time, you should consider home grooming.
Can I bring in a picture?
Yes. The groomer will discuss your options and try to achieve the same result.
Do you cut the nails?
Yes, We are able to cut the nails on most dogs. With some dogs, it
needs to be done at the veterinarian. Long nails can lead to several
issues including joint problems, broken or split nails. With nail
cutting, there is always some risk of bleeding. Inside the nail is a
blood vessel which grows with the nail. If the nail is allowed to grow
long, then cutting the nail even slightly may result in bleeding. If the nails
are black, the risk of bleeding increases. If the nail bleeds, we
apply styptic powder to the nail. Regular nail trimming can prevent
How is my dog dried?
Usually with a combination of different methods. While in the
tub we may towel dry the dog and/or use a high-velocity dryer that
blows off the majority of water. The groomer may
finish up with a stand dryer while your dog is on the grooming table.
During all of these drying phases your dog is being supervised. All of
these drying method are considered safe and have been in use for many
years by grooming salons, veterinarians and kennels.
What if I don‘t like the groom when its finished?
Please tell us. We aim to please. On the occasion where a haircut is
not to your liking, and it is a matter of a little more trimming here
or there, the groomer can usually do it right away. In some instances, we may ask you to come again on another day in which
case we can start again.