Heatherdown Dog Grooming Salon in Ringwood, Hampshire | Dog Groomers

Heatherdown Dog Grooming Salon

23 Boundary Lane
St Leonards
BH24 2SE
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  • Dog Groomer in Ringwood, Hampshire
  • Range of packages for dogs & cats
  • Smaller domestic pets such as rabbits
  • Service within a relaxing atmosphere
  • All breeds of dogs welcome
  • From a nail clip to a full groom

Heatherdown Dog Grooming Salon

Heatherdown Dog Grooming Salon in Ringwood, Hampshire

Established by Karen Pugh, Heatherdown Dog Grooming offers a variety of services for a range of domestic animals.

We offer a wide range of packages for dog and cat grooming, as well as smaller domestic pets such as rabbits.

Heatherdown Dog Grooming Salon, located in and serving the people of Ringwood and Ferndown, give a premium customer service within a relaxing atmosphere. Please ring us for any support.

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Dog Grooming
All breeds need daily grooming, how much grooming depends on the breed, age and health of the dog. Dogs that shed should be groomed more often and have professional grooming regularly every 3 months.

Main reasons for grooming
Decreases the chances of health problems such as skin irritations, thrush and scratches.
Checking the pet for cuts, swelling and other symptoms of illness.
Reducing infestation of external parasites (fleas and ticks – if found, the dogs should use specially designed products for a few months to help keep the dog parasite free).
Improving the hygiene of the pet.

Clipping and Trimming

Breeds with double coats are not suitable for clipping (e.g. Border Collies, Newfoundlands and Siberian Huskies).

The most commonly missed place when brushing is the dogs’ tail. Other parts of dog grooming include the ears, eyes and teeth.

When attending a grooming session, the owner should present their current vaccination certificate. Unvaccinated dogs can be put at risk when groomed and put the groomer at risk.

Dogs should always be bathed twice, as one bath will not clean the coat thoroughly. However, a dog should not be bathed too often as it can damage the skin and natural oils, causing the fur to dry out.

Grooming takes anywhere between 30 minutes and 5 hours depending on the depth of the grooming and the thickness of the fur coat. Dogs should be groomed by the same person each time, as having many handlers can upset the dog. Thorough grooming will include; removing the dead hair (stripping), brushing or combing hair, a paw and pad trim, nail clip including dew claws, ear cleanse, 1 bath with 2 shampoos and a rinse, a warm blow dry and a cut, this can be custom to suit the owner.

Hand Stripping

Dogs that are introduced to a salon as a puppy tend to be more relaxed and obedient when grooming at home. Dogs should have similar grooming patterns each time they visit a professional groomer. This pattern depends on the breed of the dog and the season, as some dogs keep their full coat throughout the whole year.

The dogs in my care are able to stretch there legs in between grooming for toilet breaks in a tranquil 3 acre woodland setting. From the window and door of the grooming room they can see up the tree lined drive, where the chickens often wonder past which is of most interest to the dogs in my care, I do find that even the most stressed dogs seem to become relaxed in this atmosphere.

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“Took Bolli, my 6 month Cavapoo, to see Karen today. He's a bit of a pickle when he has a bath and brush at home. When I got there Karen was very lovely and calm with him. It was a very warm and friendly environment. When I picked him up he was so calm and happy. Karen did a lovely job with his cut, just as we had discussed. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be coming back when it's time for his next groom. ”

- Leanne

“2 visits to Karen so far, another due before christmas.What a kind professional lady. I have a very excitable 7mnth boy cocker spaniel. He was beautifully cut, smelt wonderful and was very calm after previous vivits. We both look forward to haircut days!.”

- laurel cooper

“Wow .. How impressed was I today with Karen's knowledge and expertise with my nervous/excitable dog. I was thrilled when I picked up my dog who just looked and smelled fabulous! Thank you for all your advise and hard work. Made my dog feel as loved and safe as you could. thank you ! we will be re booking in the future!. Amy”

- amy butler

“Today was my first visit to Karen with my bishon /havenes Brian. We have recently moved to the area and Brian was a good couple of weeks overdue for grooming. Unfortunately he had a few nasty knots. Karen has been excellent with Brian who was not a happy chap at having a new groomer but I feel absolutely relieved to have found someone as caring and professional as Karen to look after my much loved dog.I would totally recommend this lovely lady to anyone. Thanks Karen x”

- Elaine

“Karen is a Wonderful Polite Lady, Very Caring towards not just your dog but yourself as well. she is very helpful and always there to help out with advice. Her Grooming is Beyond belief and she does such a good Job. Karen makes the dog feel at ease by chatting and making sure that the dog is comfortable. Karen always a dog to settle and make it feel safe before she does anything at all. She is a professional Lady and I cannot thank her enough for what she has done for my Little Pickle. I have already Re booked My Next appointment. I highly Recommend Karen to anyone as you will not go wrong. I give Karen 5 Stars for everything Thank You so much. ”

- Sandy Maynard

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