Dog & Groomer Relationships

roryblogphotoYour Dog and your Groomer–A Note from Anais our amazing & talented canine stylist:
As you may know, grooming is a very important part of your dogs life. The relationship they have with their  groomer is important as well as the relationship they have with you as their pet parent.
We as groomers are here to inform you on your dog’s grooming visit for their well being and protection. We get to know your dog over the years so we are familiar with their personality and traits. We may find unusual changes in their behavior, skin and body physic during their grooming visit that we can be able to inform you about.
Grooming instructions are not always the only thing you can discuss with us. You may want us to watch out for them more carefully if they have recently had surgery, old age, in training or simply because they are recently behaving strangely; Afterall every dog does have it’s day.  
Getting to even know us better may also place your mind at ease. Knowing credentials and experience as well as our pets makes the relationship more comfortable.  A direct phone number or email address can help with a needed status update on your dog during their visit; whether that may be a picture or simply a quick call to check on them.
Knowing your dog is being taken care of by someone else when you are out of they’re reach is always important. You should never hesitate to want to learn more about their extended caregivers. 
Grooming is a necessity to your dogs health, coat and skin care and will be a very active part in their lives.  Get to know and understand that part by asking any or whatever questions, comments or concerns you may have.  We Groomers are here to serve your dogs grooming aspects as well as provide you with any help that we may be able to oblige during their monthly visits to us.
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Conditioner and your Dog’s Coat

Conditioner is a hair care product that changes the texture and appearance of your dogs hair. After your dogs hair is shampooed it is then followed by Conditioner. 
Conditioner is different from creme rinse. A creme rinse is simply a detangler and, as its name implies, has a thinner consistency than conditioner.  Conditioner is a thicker substance which coats the cuticle of the hair itself.
There are several types of hair conditioner ingredients, differing in composition and functionality but the most important key ingredient is
Moisturizer. It’s role is to hold moisture in the hair, their role is supposedly to penetrate the hair and strengthen its structure.
Conditioner can leave your dogs coat shiny and with a long coat; bouncy. Conditioner contains a lot of oils so it can easily pick up dirt and build- up so it is important to have your dog bathed on a regular basis to help level out this process.
Atlanta Dog Spa uses and recommends the Espree Rainforest Conditioner as well as the Nourish Conditioner from the Lavish Spa line. We also use the Furminator Conditioner and it is really great for dogs who have undercoats.Mia Zelmatforblog
For a complimentary consultation on your pup’s coat, please contact us 404~879~1600. Our groomer can recommend the best conditioner
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Free Fridays–Doggie Daycare

We are happy to announce that FREE FRIDAYS has been extended through March 1st, 2014.  Bring your fur baby in 3 or more days for daycare and your pooch gets to enjoy Friday daycare for FREE!  Weekend daycare also counts towards Free Friday offer.

We love our canine clients so much that we wanted to give you  this special deal for one freefridaysmore month.  Woof you!

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Brushing & Combing Basics for At Home Care

brushingphotoblog combingphotoblogA note from our Groomer about Brushing and Combing Basics for at home care:
Brushing removes dead hair from the coat before it mats and stimulates the skin. Using the proper brush stroke is very important and productive. 
For all dogs, make sure to brush from the skin out past the ends of the hair without flipping your wrist. 
For long haired breeds, divide the coat into small sections and brush from the skin outward, working from head to tail, section by section. 
Light misting with water lets the brush move smoothly through the coat and helps keep the longer outer coat from breaking.  
It is important that after brushing you follow up with a comb. this is to ensure you are not just brushing the top layer of your dogs coat. you can use the same stoke techniques as when using a brush. 
A slicker brush and a stainless steel comb with rounded pins are great tools for the job. Regular brushing and combing at home will make for a more pleasant grooming experience for your dog and the groomer. For a complimentary consultation with our groomer, Anais, contact us at 404~879~1600.
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