Grooming Services

Grooming is not just about maintaining your dog’s level of cleanliness, and it is not just about keeping your dog good-looking. Grooming is about maintaining both your dog’s physical health as well as her appearance. This is especially important for long-haired dogs, which require more intense grooming sessions as compared to short-haired dogs. It takes more time to brush their long fur and they need to get used to staying still for this starting at an early age. That is not to say dogs with short, clipped fur do not require grooming. It is especially important for double-coated breeds to prevent the impaction of old hair that can potentially cause hot spots and other skin problems. 

Brushing, for example, is beneficial for all kinds of dogs no matter what breed they are, helping to remove dead hair, dirt, and dandruff. Regular brushing also helps to bring out the natural oils in the dog’s fur. As you brush, the natural oils are spread all over your puppy’s fur giving the coat a healthy sheen.

Another benefit of grooming is that it allows you to check your dog for any abnormalities. This includes skin problems such as ticks, fleas and dry patches, or issues with their nails, teeth, ears, and eyes such as infection or inflammation. When found at an early stage, these problems can be treated right away, before they have a chance to become more serious.

You can begin grooming a puppy when they are as young as three weeks old.

With that said, we are extremely pleased to be partnering with a well-known groomer from North Grenville, Gwen MacKinnon aka 'Groomer Gwen'.  Gwen is a certified groomer, servicing many clients in the area from small to extra large breeds.  Her care and attention to detail makes your pup's grooming session a positive and comfortable experience. She also specializes in dogs with high anxiety and older dogs with special needs, and always takes the time to make friends first with the nervous ones and giving them breaks when necessary.

Gwen also uses the highest in quality equipment and products such a foaming coconut based lavender mint shampoo that not only conditions your dog's coat, but helps make the bathing process as relaxing as possible.

Gwen will be dedicated to provide grooming services here at River Run Kennels in Mountain on Thursdays and Saturdays by appointment only. Spa appointment & treatments, including full spa daycare packages now available, book now!


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