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Fantastic value and friendly staff. Will definitely be back.
Happy Tails Mobile Dog Grooming
My name is Cat Winchester and I have over 10 years’ experience grooming dogs. I'm based in Leith and cover Edinburgh and the surrounding villages. Due to the heavy equipment I carry I can only accept clients with ground or first-floor apartments, or those with lifts.
I’m a mobile groomer so I come to you and groom your dog in your home. You’re welcome to stay with your pet if you’d like to help soothe their anxiety or make sure they’re okay, but don’t feel like you have to.
Thanks so much Cat for a lovely job. We’ll definitely be using you again next time our boy is due a groom!
Valley Forge Kennels
Valley Forge Boarding and Grooming services is a caring, affordable and individually tailored service. We aim to make your dog to feel like they have had a holiday too!
Whilst boarding, each dog is exercised individually, four times a day to ensure a stress free time, tailored to their own play style, whether its chasing a ball or lots of cuddles! Valley Forge Kennels are situated in a peaceful countryside location, with 23 spacious kennels and a large run.
Should have posted this a couple of months back. I was badly let down on the day by another kennel due to my older dog being on epilepsy medication and was left in tears. Phoned Valley Forge and can't thank Christine enough-she completely calmed me down and by the time l got there an hour later the kennel was ready for both my boys. I'm just so glad it was end of Feb so was quiet as she gets booked up quickly. I will not go past this kennel now and already got my boys booked in for our summer holiday. Love also that they take pics and post them on their FB page so l could tell right away that they were having an absolute ball. Nothing was too much trouble and can't recommend highly enough. Brilliant X
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Caring for your pet
There are a host of benefits to regular pet grooming. The most important being the health and wellbeing of your pet. If your cat or dog’s hair is long and unkempt, they could experience skin issues. Routine trimming also keeps pets cool in the summer and stops hair from covering their eyes. Pet grooming professionals will be able to spot early signs of health issues, such as dry skin or weight loss. Additionally, they’ll keep an eye out for any fleas, ticks, or mites.
Another benefit of pet grooming is that it can help control shedding. This means that both your pet and your home will be kept clean. A grooming professional will know how best to care for certain breeds and hair types.
Are you considering entering your pet as a show dog? You’ll want to make sure that their paws, teeth, and coat are in superb condition. Look to find a professional who specialises in preparing for pet shows.
Trusting your groomer
Every animal is different. The right professional will ask questions so they can get to know your pet. For example, how do they react to grooming? Some animals are nervous when being physically handled, and may require extra coaxing.
Other pets may have behavioural issues, but this shouldn’t be a cause for concern. Pet grooming professionals work with animals every day, and will know what to do if one starts acting up. If you’re looking for a pet salon, it’s likely that other animals will be there. The professional will ask if this is a potential issue. Their priority will be the welfare of all pets in their care.
One of the reasons why it’s always advisable to have a pet professionally groomed, is that they’ll know exactly what products to use. For example, they’ll use shampoos suited to certain hair types, as well as hypoallergenic options if your pet has sensitive skin.
Getting the best deal
We all want what’s best for our pets. That being said, regular professional grooming can be hard to fit around a busy schedule. If you’re stuck for time, a professional can offer just a light trim and clip. However, if you’d rather make appointments for every other month, you could potentially get a deal that handles your pet’s nails, teeth, and coat.
You might be better suited to a professional that comes to you. Home and mobile pet grooming is popular in Edinburgh. These types of services mean your pet is getting the care it needs, with little disruption to your routine.
Caring for a pet can be expensive. It’s less about cutting corners, and more about getting the best value for money. Bark can match you with quotes to suit all budgets. You may want a simple and cost-effective trim, or find something more luxurious such as a ‘pet spa’. Prices may vary dependent on the breed of your pet.
Good Boys is a mobile pet grooming service in Edinburgh. Their services include routine washing and brushing, nail trimming, and hand stripping. Good Boys offer a quality service for dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals.
Hear from a professional
What made you pursue pet grooming as a profession?
I’d like to think everyone’s in this job because they love animals – I certainly am! I had years of hands-on experience volunteering at kennels. We often took in abused or abandoned dogs. Grooming was a big part of getting certain dogs to trust people again. Although now my work is quite different, I get the same reward from it.
What services do you offer customers?
We want to be as convenient for our customers as possible. Sometimes they just pop in needing a wash and a brush. For less regular visitors, we offer ‘bundle’ deals. These start with brushing and trimming the coat, cutting the nails, and giving the teeth a good scrub. We joke that it’s a bit of a pet MOT.
How do you ensure an animal is comfortable during grooming?
The number one rule is not to rush. This could lead to both mistakes and improper handling. You soon learn the signs of when an animal is stressed. If a dog is trembling, whining, or panting, we take a break to calm them down. Positive reinforcement works wonders too, whether that be petting them or offering treats.