Services

At Absolutely Barking we provide the very best service in a calm relaxing environment.  The services we offer are tailored to suit your dog’s needs and range from teeth brushing to our full grooming packages.  If you aren’t sure what all you would like done to your furry friend we are always happy to help and advise.  At every visit we give your furry friend a basic health check, meaning we check for any debris in the coat, debris in the skin and any lumps or bumps around their body.

The following are the services offered.  Click on each to find out more about them and also some guideline prices.

Full Groom

Bathing and Drying

Brush Out

Sanitary Clips

Nail Clipping

Teeth Brushing

Ear Cleaning

Anal Glands

Puppy Grooming Introduction Sessions

Nervous or dogs with behavioural problems

Dog Pick up and Delivery Service

 

Full Groom

The Full Groom is our main package and your furry friend will get the following pampering

  • Bathed in an all natural shampoo and if appropriate a conditioning wash also
  • Clipped or styled to breed standards while respecting specific requests of the owner
  • Teeth brushed
  • Ears cleaned
  • Nails clipped
  • Finished off with one of our doggy colognes

Please note, styling is dependent on coat condition

Dog Type Prices From
Yorkie,   West Highland Terrier, Schnauzer, Scottish Terrier, Fox Terrier, Small   Terrier £25
Shih Tzu,   Lhasa Apso, Poodle, Pomeranian, Tibetan terrier, Cavalier King Charles,   Bichon Frise £28
Collie,   Cocker Spaniel, Springer Spaniel £29
Golden   Retriever, setter (irish, English, Gordon), Kerryblue, Wheaten terrier, Short   hair German Shepard £30
Rough   Collie, Standard Poodle, long hair German Shepard, Japanese Akita £40
Russian   Black Terrier, Bouvier, Samoyed, Alaskan malamute £45
Newfoundland,   St Bernard £50

 

Bathing and Drying – Prices from £15

Get your dog smelling and looking great with our bathing and drying service.  Your doggy will be pampered and washed in our purpose built bath using only natural shampoos to leave their coat looking and smelling great.

After the bath they will be towel dried to remove excess water before being dried using a drier specifically for dogs.

If your dog requires bathing in a medicated shampoo we are happy to carry this out for you.

Please note, price varies on breed, size, and length of coat

Brush Out – Prices from £18

A regular brush out has many health benefits to your dog including keeping the coat and skin healthy.  Most dogs do not require frequent bathing but regular brushing helps to keep them clean, removes dead hair, dirt and debris from the coat.  Brushing also helps to distribute the skins natural oils promoting a healthier coat and cleaner skin.  It also helps prevent mats and tats from building up. Bath not included.

 

Sanitary Clips – Prices from £10

An ideal clip for longer haired dogs, this service removes hair from areas that can get smelly and dirty from urine and faeces.  We can either completely shave the area or trim it making it easier to keep clean.

 

Nail Clipping – Prices from £8

An important part of dog’s health which is often overlooked.  Dog’s nails will generally wear down naturally with regular walking on hard surfaces however sometimes they don’t for many different reasons.  This is where Absolutely Barking comes in.  Rather than have an expensive vet visit, we can trim your dog’s nails for a fraction of the price.  When clipping dog’s claws you have to be careful that they don’t cut the kwik as it will bleed quite a lot.  This is ideally best left to people who provide professional dog care services.

Dog’s also have what is known a dew claw and these if left can curl under and grow back in on itself, untouched it will actually start to grow into the pad. This should be avoided and prevented at all costs.

 

Teeth Brushing – Prices from £5

Doggy breath, no one likes it!  We can give your furry friend’s teeth a brush to help prevent plaque, tartar and gingivitis, all of which can cause bad breath and tooth problems.  This is something that should be being done at least once a week and if you would like us to show you the best way to do this please ask.

 

Ear Cleaning – Prices from £5

We humans have horizontal ear canals, but dogs are more of an L shaped canal which makes it easier for bacteria build up leading to infections or dog ear problems.  We offer an ear cleaning service which includes a trim around the ears to ensure proper air flow where required and cleaned out using a natural dog ear cleaning product.

 

Anal Gland Expressing – Prices from £10

Dogs have anal glands that produce a fluid and empty with bowel movements.  Unfortunately it is not uncommon for them to not function correctly and become impacted which makes bowel movements difficult or painful and potentially lead to infections.  If you become aware of your dog chewing on their back leg, biting at its behind or scooting along the ground on its bum these can be signs of impacted glands.

Absolutely Barking can express the anal glands to clear this problem.

 

Puppy Grooming Introduction Sessions

These packages are arranged to suit your individual puppy and will be priced accordingly.  Some puppies are more acceptable to grooming than others and we at Absolutely Barking aim to make each trip as stress free and enjoyable to each puppy making every time not so scary for them and you.

 

Nervous or dogs with behavioural problems

Sometimes our pets just need a little bit of positive encouragement and this may take time.  They need to learn to trust us and the environment they are in. As with puppies these packages are tailored around the individual dog, and some may need longer than others and will be priced accordingly.

 

Dog Pick up and Delivery Service

New for 2015, Absolutely Barking are pleased to announce we now offer a dog pick up and delivery service. If you dont have the means to get your dog to us, our specially equipped van will come to your home and collect your dog.

The van is kitted out with 4 cages for all sizes of dogs, solar powered air vents and rubber floors to ensure your dog is safe and comfortable on its journey to and from our salon.

The van is driven by our experienced staff meaning your dog is in good hands at all time by people who know dogs. They will also be able to discuss what way you would like your dog to be groomed when at the salon at the time of pick up.

*Please note this service incurs a charge, please phone to discuss. We cannot transport people along with their pets on this service.