We all love our dogs, right? And we want them to look their best. But with a busy schedule, sometimes the member of our family that always puts us first doesn’t get the attention they deserve. That’s where a good dog groomer comes in.
A trip to a great dog groomer can actually be enjoyable for your pooch and you. We all know it feels great to get some pampering, a good clean, and a haircut. For your dog, it’s no different. When they look good, they feel good too.
After reading through our local readers’ feedback, we’ve come up with this list of the top three dog groomers in Canberra. If you’ve had experience with any of these companies, please share your story below.
Let’s get right to it.
What Makes a Reliable Dog Groomer?
Unfortunately, not all groomers treat our precious pets with the respect they deserve. When seeking out a top-quality groomer, keep an eye out for the following must-have traits.
- Experience and good quality equipment. When you take your dog to a new groomer, it can be a little nerve wracking for you and your dog. Visiting an experienced groomer is a must. The best groomers know how to calm your dog if necessary. The grooming experience will also go a lot smoother if the groomer has the latest and greatest tools of their trade.
- Knowledge of different breeds. All dog breeds have different coats and grooming needs, and a good groomer will know this. You should feel confident from first contact that they have adequate knowledge of your dog’s breed’s grooming needs. Don’t be afraid to call and ask before making an appointment.
- Patience, kindness and a genuine love of dogs. Dogs are smart cookies and they sense any tension or fear in a groomer. If you want your dog to enjoy the experience, make sure your dog and the groomer have a positive relationship.
- Convenience and a fair, firm price. A lot of dog groomers will come to your home, which can be a great time saver for a busy dog owner. Also consider that your dog may feel less stressed if the grooming is done in a familiar, safe environment. A well-equipped salon can also be great too, especially if you are busy and would enjoy the convenience of being able to drop your dog off, run some errands, or get work done and pick them up later. Try and get a firm quote for the services that you need to avoid any nasty surprises.
The Top 3 Dog groomers in Canberra
After reading through our readers’ feedback, we’ve put together this list of the top three dog groomers in the Canberra region.
1. Grooming Genie
Grooming Genie is a mobile dog groomer that’s been servicing the Canberra region for over 5 years. From a basic wash to the full treatment, you and your dog will not be disappointed with Grooming Genie. And Cale the groomer gets some great recommendations. Commenter nybor wrote: “Cale did the best wash and clip I have ever had done on the dog. He looks great. Can not recommend Cale highly enough.”
2. Dog’s Best Friend Pet Stylist
Dog’s Best Friend Pet Stylist have been grooming Canberrian pets for over ten years. They have a well-equipped, modern salon located in Ainslie staffed by professional, caring groomers, vet nurses, and pet experts. You can rely on Best Friend’s years of experience and gentle approach to caring for your dog. You know your dog is in safe hands with comments like this: “They were lovely and gentle with him and didn’t charge me anything for the claw clipping,” wrote Icepoet. “Would definitely recommend to others.”
3. Dogue Gungahlin
Dogue Gungahlin is a deluxe boutique offering a doggy day spa run by award-winning groomers. Not only do they offer a comprehensive menu of grooming treatments specific to your breed of dog, but your pooch can also have a romp about with some puppy pals in the doggy day care. Others services include a unique retail product selection, puppy and rescue consultation service, puppy school, nutritional advice, and information on all dog services within the local area.
Currently servicing the locations of Franklin, Gungahlin and Harrison. They also offer a very enticing 10% discount for seniors.
Your Experience with Dog Groomers in Canberra
Have you used any of the dog groomers listed above? Maybe your favourite wasn’t mentioned. Let us know in the comments area below.