When booking your dog’s grooming appointment at The UpScale Tail, Ltd. following this simple guide will help you understand how we schedule your dog’s appointment. Prices for dog grooming do vary based on breed, size, condition and length of coat so please call for individual pricing.
This service includes our typical BBT and the cutting of hair everywhere – Body, legs, feet, head, etc.
*A typical BBT includes: Bath, Brush, Comb, Prep Work (shaving privates, pads and clipping nails) and trimming by eyes.
*Any additional trimming without a “full” haircut on the body will be subject to additional charges depending on amount of hair to be trimmed.
We have used a Golden Retriever as an example of how to schedule. All of the following pet styling services will include a bath, blow dry, brush and comb out:
BBT (Bath, Brush, Trim)
If you have a Golden Retriever and you just want a natural appearance with no trimming except the feet and the ears (unless owner specifies differently), this is the pet grooming service that you should ask for.
BBT (Bath, Brush, Trim Dog to Neaten)
If you have a Golden Retriever and you just want the feathering lightly trimmed for a more natural appearance, including trimming the ears and tops of the feet, unless owner specifies differently, this is the pet grooming service that you should ask for.
BBT (Trim Dog to Breed Standard)
If you have a Golden Retriever with excessive feathering and you want it trimmed to look like it is supposed to, this is the pet grooming service that you should ask for. If your dog is being shown in conformation or you want a show grooming done on your pet, you need to specify show grooming; there is a price difference.
BBT (For Non-Shedding Dog Breeds)
Using a Shih Tzu as an example, you would get: bath, blow dry, brush, comb, shave pads, shave privates, pluck and clean ears, trim by eyes, clip nails and trim around feet.
For a Poodle, you would get: bath, blow dry, brush, comb, shave pads, shave privates, pluck and clean ears, shave feet, face and tail set (upon request).
To get your puppy started off on the right paw, they need to start their grooming practice after their 1st set of shots. (around 9 weeks old). Waiting is not recommended because they need to get used to the noises, smells and feelings of grooming. Our “Puppy Practice” consists of a good bath; blow dry; brush and comb out; nail and foot trim; sanitary trim; ear cleaning and face trim iff applicable.
PET AND CONFORMATION SHOW GROOMING SPECIALTIES
- Hand stripping: bath, dry, nails, ear plucking/cleaning and clipping of privates (TBD based on breed standard and owner request)
- Rustic coat maintenance: bath, dry, nails, ear plucking/cleaning and clipping of privates (TBD based on breed standard and owner request)
- Confirmation show groom: bath, dry, nails, ear plucking/cleaning and clipping of privates (TBD based on breed standard and owner request)
DOG STYLING FUN
- Temporary solid color or glitter pet tattoos
- Coloring available upon request and the color needs to be specified upon scheduling your pet’s appointment to ensure we have the color in stock. Please note that additional time will be needed for your pet’s appointment.
- “Bling” (feathers, glitter and/or gems)
- Nail Polish
- Nail Gems
ADDITIONAL DOG STYLING ADD-ON SERVICES
- Nail Clipping— Did you know that your dog should be walking on the pads of its feet and not the toe nails? When your dog is walking on its toe nails it creates more wear and tear on the joints which causes premature arthritis. Keeping the nails and pad hair short will aid in arthritis prevention. This service is included in a standard grooming service and can be performed as a walk-in service.
- Nail Filing—Are your dog’s nails scratching you or your wood floors? Filling nails every 2-3 weeks will also help the quick receded so the nails will get shorter over time! Did you know that keeping the nails and pad hair short will aid in arthritis prevention? This service can be added onto a grooming or performed as a walk-in service.
- Pad Trimming—Is your dog bringing a lot of the outside in or slipping around on your word floors? By keeping the nails and pad hair short, your pet will have cleaner feet and better traction on slippery floors. Did you know that keeping the nails and pad hair short will aid in arthritis prevention? This service is included in a grooming or can be performed as a walk-in service.
- Ear Cleaning—Do you have a hard time cleaning your pet’s ears? Let us help! this service comes standard in our grooming services or can be performed as a walk-in service.
- Tooth Brushing—Dental health is very important to overall health and wellness of your pet! This service can be added onto a grooming or performed as a walk-in service.
- Dental Treatment Package—This package starts off with a toothbrushing, is followed up with an application of enzymatic dental gel and a take home 2.5 ounce tube of dental gel. This service can be added onto a grooming or performed as a walk-in service.
- Anal Gland Expression—Anal glands are normally expressed when your dog goes to the bathroom. Some pets have a hard time doing it themselves which results in licking their behind or scooting a lot. This service can be added onto a grooming or performed as a walk-in service.
- BlueBerry Facial—Not only will your pet be treated to a relaxing and aroma-theraputic facial massage, but it’s great for whitening and brightening tear stains, brightening colors, and getting rid of stinky wrinkly faces. This is a grooming add on service only.
- BlueBerry Bubble Bath—This service includes our Blueberry Facial, Blueberry Shampoo and BlueBerry Clove Conditioning Treatment. This is a massaging, aromatherapeutic and relaxing spa treatment and is great for moisturizing the skin and coat, whitening and brightening colors, This is a grooming add on service only.
- Pawdicure—This service is great for dogs that have dry/cracked/yeasty/ irritated paw pads or that walk and run a lot. It starts off with a White Tea and Tea Tree detoxing foot soak and is followed up with a Coconut Oil pad massage. This is a grooming add on service only.
- Moisturizing Treatment—Does your dog have itchy, dry, problematic skin? This intense moisture packed Shea Butter bubble bath and conditioning treatment will soothe and moisturize the skin and leave the coat soft and shiny. It pairs well with our Pawdicure (additional) for an all over body soothing moisture infusion. This is a grooming add on service only.
- Hot Oil Treatment—Is your dog’s coat dull and brittle? Do you have a dog with long hair that is unmanageable? This treatment starts off with a moisturizing warm oil treatment that is massaged into the coat and skin and is followed up with our luxurious Lavender/Chamomile bubble bath. It will leave your pet’s coat manageable, moisturized and shiny! This is a grooming add on service only and is great for dogs of all coat lengths, especially dogs with really thick coats and long hair!
- Mellowed Pet Treatment—Is your dog afraid of storms or just nervous in general? This spa package lets your pet relax in an aromatherapy infused massaging bubble bath and conditioning treatment. This is a grooming add on service only.
- Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment—This treatment is an ideal service to keep as a regular maintenance for your pets with with yeasty, problematic skin. It starts out with our scent free shampoo and conditioning massaging bubblebath, then the pet receives a detoxifying rinse with Apple Cider Vinegar. Lastly, the pet is sprayed again with our special solution before drying. This is a grooming add on service only.
- Hypo-Allergenic Treatment—Are you or your children allergic to your pet or perfumes? This treatment has saved a lot of pets from having to be rehomed. It includes our scent free shampoo, conditioner and a special spray to cut down dander for owners who are allergic to their pets. This is a grooming add on service only.
- DeSkunking/DeOdorizing Treatment—Has your pet been skunked? No matter what you do, do not wet them first or you will spread the oils. Give us a call and we will help your nose return to normal! This service is also good for those that like to roll in goose and rabbit poo. This is a grooming add on service only.
- DeShedding Treatment—Is your pet leaving hair all over your house? This shampoo and conditioning treatment aids in ridding your pet of the undercoat it’s shedding. This is a grooming add on service only.
- DeFlea Treatments—Got Fleas? Let us help manage your problem. Did you know that fleas lay eggs and they will hatch in your house? Fleas can also cause tapeworm. What are you doing to help prevent your pet from getting fleas? This is a grooming add on service only.
- The UpScale Complete Spa Package—Let your pet relax in our lap of luxury! This spa package includes a Blueberry Facial, Pawdicure, Tooth brushing and our Mellowed Pet Treatment. This is a grooming add on service only.
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*Prices are subject to change and may vary depending on the size of your pet, condition of the coat and trim you desire.