Hounds Hangout

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Grooming and Baths

Grooms are available Monday to Friday and Hydro Baths are available Monday to Saturday, both by appointment only. Simply call or make a reservation via email. We can often accommodate same-day appointments.

Wash and Dry

Hydrobath and Towel Dry - $15

Your pooch is washed in our hydrobath with our top quality shampoos and conditioners and towel dried after they are squeaky clean. We also offer a light blow dry for your coated breeds. Extra time and charges apply for full Blow dry.

Ears and Nails 

Ear Clean and Nail Clip - $20

We offer an Ear cleaning and nail clipping service as we know it can be hard to do at home, This service includes Nail Clip and standard Ear Clean, Ear Plucking and nail polish additional charge

The Works

Hydrobath, Blowdry, Clip, Nails and Ear cleaning

This is a nose to tail make over, First a warm bubbly Hydrobath, then a full Blow Dry, followed by a clip or a Groom, as well as an ear clean and nail clip. This also includes a cute Bow. 

Grooming Extras

Fur Dying, Nail Polish, Bows and Ties

Our grooming extras include Fur Dyeing, using only premium pet products, Nail Polish; also pooch friendly, Ear Plucking, Bows, Bandanas and Ties. Prices available at time of booking.

Common Grooming Questions

How long does it usually take?
Depending in the dog size and coat condition, small breeds usually take an hour and a half, Large breeds two and a half hours, this includes hydro bath, Blow Dry, Nails, clip or full groom out, ear Clean and pluck. If the hair is matted, it may take more time

How long does it usually take?
Depending in the dog size and coat condition, small breeds usually take an hour and a half, Large breeds two and a half hours, this includes hydro bath, Blow Dry, Nails, clip or full groom out, ear Clean and pluck. If the hair is matted, it may take more time

How much does it cost?
It depends on the breed, condition and individual temperament. The prices start from *** for a small breed up to *** for a large breed. Breed Specific clips will be quoted, these prices do not include dematting.

Do you bathe the dog first?
We have the complete set up at Hounds Hangout which includes a hydro bath, pet Blow Dryer and only the best Shampoos and conditioners. To ensure an even Haircut, the hair must be clean and dematted first, which is why we always wash and blowdry your pooch before grooming. 

What products do you use?
We use top quality grooming products including our shampoos and conditioners, however we can vary the shampoo depending on your needs. After the dog is washed and rinsed, we may use a conditioner as well. We can apply any prescribed veterinary products as requested. Feel free to bring your favourite shampoo or other products and to discuss product choice with your groomer.

Can you groom my dog to the breed standard?
Yes, our groomers are familiar with most breed standards and are experienced with grooming to the standard. If you want to get your dog groomed to the breed standard, it is helpful to bring along pictures for our groomer as each dog is different and each person’s needs vary so a consultation can help you know your options and decide accordingly.

My dog's hair is knotted or matted. Do I need to cut the hair short?
If the hair is allowed to knot or "mat", it is unhealthy for the dog's skin. Matting tightens when the coat gets wet. Before washing the dog, it is necessary to brush out all the matting. Sometimes the matting is too close to the skin and this cannot be done. In some cases it may be possible to "demat" the coat but, unfortunately, this is an arduous and painful process for both the dog and the groomer. This process needs frequent rest periods in order to be accomplished. In some cases, dematting may cause or reveal skin irritation. If your dog is matted, we will advise you on what can be done. If the hair can be dematted without causing pain to the dog, it may be possible to save the coat. If the hair can be dematted, there will be an additional charge. Otherwise, we may recommend cutting the hair short, which means applying the clipper behind the mat. If the hair is matted, we recommend meeting with one of our groomers beforehand so that we can discuss your options.

Do I get the same groomer each time?
Some clients prefer to keep the same groomer. If your dog is nervous and/or you have very specific requests, we find that coming back to the same groomer works best because it fosters a relationship between the client, groomer and dog.

Can I stay with my dog and watch?
Our grooming areas are visible. However, if your dog can see you this usually leads to the dog trying to get to you and can result in a dangerous condition. The groomer is working with sharp tools and looks to avoid additional stress and excitement. If you want to watch, you may take a peek from a distance. If you need to watch the entire time, you should consider the option of home grooming.

Can I bring in a picture?
Absolutely, this if often a great tool to assist our groomer in achieving your desired look, and our groomer will discuss your options and try to achieve the same result  

Is nail clipping included? 
Yes, we are able to cut your dogs nails. Long nails can lead to several issues including joint problems and broken or split nails so it is an important part of a groom.

What if I don‘t like the groom when its finished?
Please let us know. Customer satisfaction is our priority and very important to us. If for some reason you aren't happy and the haircut is not to your liking and it is a matter of a little more trimming here or there, the groomer can usually do it right away. If there are two or more people responsible for the grooming result, it is important that they first agree on a style before giving the groomer instructions.