Here at the Hound we are dedicated to making your four-legged friend a purely pampered pooch. We offer a number of different grooming services, depending on the need of your dog, so you can choose the perfect treatment for your furry friend.
All appointments include a free consultation to discuss your grooming requirements, a free 5 point health check and confirmation of any health conditions we need to be aware of when grooming your dog.
Puppy Pamper from 10 weeks
(puppy must’ve received its 2nd vaccinations)
We love puppies at The Hound Dog Grooming Spa and we recommend that you bring your puppy as soon as they have had their second vaccinations from 10-12 week, by this time your puppy will be ready for their first bath and some grooming TLC.
By introducing your puppy as early as possible to the grooming regime, we can familiarise them with handling and encourage their social skills. Dogs that come to us early are well-behaved, used to the routine, the groomer, the noise of the hairdryer and the environment. They are a joy to groom for life, and we are able to produce the best results on a well-behaved, calm and confident dog.
This is a gentle session taking less than an hour and will not involve any clipping. We encourage you to follow this with regular grooming appointments every four weeks up until 6 months when they are then usually ready for a full trim. At this stage, they should be happy with the grooming process having been introduced to all the various sights, sounds and pieces of grooming equipment. We like to reinforce a pleasant experience for your puppy by having some time off the table to play and socialise.
All grooms are tailored to the individual dog so if your puppy isn’t happy with any aspect we will use different methods and work with them to overcome any fears.
We will also offer advice on coat maintenance, the best tools for you to use at home to groom your puppy, show you the best ways in which to do this and give you handy tips.
Whether you want a style worthy of crufts or a simple easy maintenance trim for your busy lifestyle we are happy to discuss your needs and can offer advice on the best trim suitable for you and your dog, having had experience with most breed styles.
For the daring we can also offer Asian Fusion styles which are the latest trend for many of the toy breeds Bichons, Yorkies, Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzus etc and mixed Poodle breeds.
Bath And Deshed
Perfect for short haired and double coated breeds this intense treatment penetrates deep into the skin and hair follicles, helping to release dead hair and prevent excess shedding, whilst hydrating and cleaning the coat, leaving it conditioned smelling sweet and looking fabulous.
The coat will then be dried with a high velocity dryer to lift out the dead hair and we will then spend a minimum of 20 minutes using a variety of shedding tools to remove as much dead hair as possible, resulting in a glossy coat and less house work for you.
Hand Stripping Service
A skilled technique used to remove the dead coat from the dog; this form of grooming preserves the coats natural texture and colour. Suitable for most wire-haired breeds, this is a manual process and due to the labor-intensive nature, a lot of groomers no longer offer this service. At The Hound Dog Grooming Spa we enjoy hand stripping and will be happy to offer a consultation to check the condition of your dog’s coat to see whether it is suitable for hand stripping.
We do not always bath a dog immediately after as this can sometimes cause an irritation which can lead to a skin infection so we offer a bath a few days later, this will be advised at your initial consultation.