Grooming for dogs 45kgs and over
Very large dogs which are groomed regularly or whose owners wish for a grooming schedule are welcome to book this grooming option.
Very Large dogs who need a basic groom
We offer your very large dog a wash, dry and deshed where necessary plus a basic groom to neaten them up.
We include ear cleaning, foot and nail trimming and a tidy up or clip or thinning where/if necessary.
We love grooming extra large dogs and are capable and confident to do so. We must request that all dogs who attend be well mannered with no significant behavioral issues.
Due to their size and weight there comes an increased risk to the groomer if large dogs express anxiety, do not stay still or do not like the grooming experience.
We are always happy to discuss this with owners prior and often find that where the client is uncertain of their dog or the dog has never been groomed that the client attends to assist. We find that if they attend during the initial groom then the groomer is usually happy to take the dog on in the long term because they have witnessed first hand how the owner manages the dog and no unexpected surprises appear down the track.
Benefits of Regular Grooming
Regular grooming helps all dogs relax and realise that they enjoy being given special attention and cuddles. Very large dogs are no exception so we recommend dogs attend to be groomed from as young as possible.
As a dog matures and their coat requires more time and effort spent on it to keep in good condition then if it has been groomed from an early age, it is already at ease and so the task can be performed more easily. The long term cost to the owner is actually less and the dog is better looked after. Rather than irregular, expensive grooms the dog has a constantly well maintained coat and is happy so each groom is much quicker and less traumatic.
Regular deshedding, clipping and trimming also have many benefits for any dog.
It allows the groomer to make a regular skin check which is time consuming, potentiating removal of dangerous objects such as grass seeds, which if they became embedded would have to be surgically removed.
It also allows the dog's coat to be maintained more easily, preventing overheating, matting, and tangling which is not only uncomfortable but takes a groomer longer to resolve.
Finally, the regular management of any coat, but especially thicker coats with undercoat; mitigate against and often completely prevent the nuisance that is brought by a dog who continually sheds coat around the house.