About Doggy & Gabbona

Our professionally trained and qualified Groomers are ready to discuss your requirements and how best they can be achieved, feel free to phone or call into the salon – we are here to help.

At Doggy & Gabbona, it is our aim to ensure that every client enjoys a relaxed and stress free visit. If your dog is anxious, nervous, fearful, elderly or infirmed, we will modify our grooming techniques to cater for their special requirements. We achieve this by treating every dog as the individual that they are, taking the extra time necessary to make their time with us as enjoyable as possible. We treat your pets with as much respect, love and care as we treat our own.

Working in conjunction with the Animal Welfare Act, your pet’s wellbeing will be paramount at all times.

We ask that you inform us of any occasion where your dog has bitten or attempted to bite during previous grooming sessions. This does not mean that we will refuse to groom your pet, but it allows us to take the necessary precautions and use the correct measures with regard to safety, handling and calming.

Julie Jackson-Corney the proprietor of Doggy & Gabbona is herself a qualified groomer and holds qualifications in Canine Health Care, Canine Care and Management, Canine Anatomy and Physiology and Canine First Aid. Julie is an Associate member of the Animal Care College, a member of the British Groomers Association and the Pet Care Trade Association (Pet Care Trust) and will always put the welfare of animals first.

Our Facilities

Our bathing area is designed to cater for all sizes from toy breeds to giants. Our walk in bath and shower minimises lifting and moving from one area to another which makes it ideal for elderly and infirmed dogs. All our clients are hand dried with professional grooming dryers/blasters. As one of the quietest dryers on the market and having variable drying speeds, they are ideal for small and nervous dogs.

At Doggy & Gabbona we do not use drying cabinets.

All equipment used in the salon has been chosen to guarantee the comfort and safety of your pet at all times.

We are a fully insured business with veterinary cover should it be required.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Our Grooming Services, Prices and Terms

Grooming Services

Full Groom

1. Grooming out - (brushing and combing to remove minimal matting, loose coat and any dirt and debris).

2. Ear cleaning and plucking if required.

3. Anal gland expression.

4. Bathing – Using top quality professional shampoos appropriate for your dogs coat type.

5. Drying

6. Nail clipping.

7. Clipping and or scissoring to your preferred style or breed standard.

8. Finished with a spritz of Aroma Paws coat conditioning deodorizer.

Bath and Tidy (for short haired breeds)

This is an ideal way to keep on top of your dogs grooming requirements between full grooming sessions and reduces the potential for matting and shedding which keeps the coat and skin in a healthy condition.

1. Grooming out - (brushing and combing to remove minimal matting, loose coat and any dirt and debris).

2. Ear cleaning and plucking if required.

3. Anal gland expression.

4. Bathing – Using top quality professional shampoos appropriate for your dogs coat type.

5. Drying

6. Nail clipping.

7. Scissoring to tidy only (Feet etc)

8. Finished with a spritz of Aroma Paws coat conditioning deodorizer.

Puppy Groom

Get your puppy off to a good start by introducing him/her to grooming at an early age. This service will allow your new family member to become familiar with the sights, sounds and the routine of the grooming process.

1. Brushing and combing

2. Ear Cleaning

3. Bathing with Special Puppy Shampoo

4. Drying

5. Nail Clipping

6. Lots of play, love and attention.

Introduction to the Puppy Groom is recommended after the primary course of vaccinations is complete (10-12 weeks) and is available for dogs up to 6 months old. Please take veterinary advice as to how soon after the final vaccination you are able to introduce your puppy to the big wide world.

De-matting

De-matting involves the complete removal of mats (where possible). The groomer will work on each individual mat until the coat is mat free. This is achieved by using specialised products and equipment, followed by extensive brushing and combing.

The removal of serious coat matting is a lengthy and particularly skilled process, therefore, this service is charged for by the hour in addition to the price of a full groom. If we feel that de-matting the coat will cause discomfort or distress to your dog we may advise that the coat be clipped off. We will assess each dog individually and advise accordingly.

We will NEVER clip a coat off without first gaining permission from the owner.

Hand Stripping

This is a process where dead hair is removed from the coat by hand. Most coats have two types of hair – soft hair and harsh longer ‘guard hairs’. The guard hairs die and shed every 6 months; this is when they need to be removed. Once the dead hair is plucked, a more even coloured and even textured coat is revealed.

Many breeds need to have their coats stripped as part of a regular grooming routine. Hand stripping gives the coat a more traditional appearance retaining the natural texture and colour (which can be affected by clipping).

This is a lengthy and labour intensive process, which is why the cost is more than that of a full groom.

Nail Clipping

Although nail clipping is included with our other services, we also offer it as a stand-alone service. Keeping the hair trimmed between and around pads ensures comfort for your dog, preventing the accumulation of dirt and debris, thus the potential for infection. We offer this as an optional service with nail clipping, for a small additional charge.

PRICES

“GROOMING SERVICES”.