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What does dog washing include?
Dog washing services include washing and drying your dog - either at your house, in a mobile dog-washing trailer, or at your dog groomer’s home nearby. Generally, they’ll supply their own products, tools, and equipment, including a range of shampoos for different hair and skin types. Here’s the process your dog washer will follow:
Step 1: Prepare the area
Your dog washing professional will prepare the area for grooming your dog. They’ll lay out towels, tools, and equipment, and make sure there are no obstacles that could get in the way. They may also lay a towel or rubber mat in the bathtub to prevent slipping, plus keep a spare towel on hand for the inevitable water shaking action that’ll happen during the bath. They’ll also place a drain guard over the plughole to prevent large quantities of hair going down the drain.
Step 2: Brush out matted hair
Before they get your dog wet, your dog washer will brush out any knots and tangles in your dog’s fur, removing hair that has shed. Sometimes they’ll need to cut out or gently pull apart any bigger knots. This step is important because when knots get wet, they’ll tangle further and become harder to remove.
Step 3: Shampoo and Conditioner
When washing your dog, your dog washer will usually start at the neck, and work their way down with shampoo and water. This stops any fleas from moving up to hide in the ears, and keeps the soap out of your dog’s eyes until the end. They’ll try to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for your dog with plenty of praise, massage, and maybe even treats. Plus, they’ll use low-irritant and low-scent products in case your dog has sensitive skin. Once your dog’s body is clean, your dog washing professional will gently rinse the head, taking care not to get water in the ears. After shampooing, your dog may need a gentle conditioner to soften the hair and prevent matting (especially if they’re a long haired breed). Conditioner will stay on for a few minutes, before it’s rinsed off. At this stage, your dog washer may also apply flea treatments.
Step 4: Drying and grooming
This final step may vary depending on the size of your dog, and whether they’ll tolerate a hair dryer. Dogs love to shake when they get wet, so at the very least, they’ll be towelled dry, and then allowed to shake themselves off. The washing process will finish off with another brush over, an ear check (to ensure they’re dry), and an eye check (to make sure they’re clear).
Recent Dog Wash tasks in Canberra
Dog wash nd de comb nd grooming
Moncrieff ACT, Australia
20th Feb 2023
Needs a dog wash nd grooming like combing nd nails - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 21 February 2023
Dog wash and grooming
Yarralumla ACT, Australia
17th Dec 2022
Dog wash and grooming required for a cavoodle - Due date: Before Saturday, 24 December 2022
1 x Dog wash and nail clip. 1 x dog wash, haircut, nail clip
Dunlop ACT, Australia
1st Dec 2022
2 dogs. 1 long haired chihuahua needs haircut, nail clip, wash. 1 foxy x chihuahua needs wash and nail clip - Due date: Before Sunday, 11 December 2022
Dog wash and groom for medium cavoodle
Campbell ACT, Australia
30th Nov 2022
Medium (12kg) size cavoodle in desperate need of a haircut before holiday - Due date: Before Friday, 16 December 2022
I need my dog washed and dried
Weetangera ACT, Australia
22nd Sep 2022
We need our dog to be washed and dried. No detailed grooming required. We need it done in the next ten days - ie before 3rd October. It could be done here or we could;d travel to a Canberra address. - Due date: Flexible
Dog Wash and Groom
Holt ACT 2615, Australia
18th Aug 2022
Wash and groom a standard size Groodle
Dog wash for 2 dogs
Holder ACT, Australia
23rd Jul 2022
dog wash and nail clip for 2 dogs - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 23 July 2022
Dog wash and groom
Kambah ACT 2902, Australia
3rd Jul 2022
We are a mobile dog wash and groom for our medium Groodle. After prices please - Due date: Flexible
Rivett ACT, Australia
24th Jun 2022
Urgent dog wash for 2 dogs - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 25 June 2022
Reid ACT 2612, Australia
22nd Apr 2022
Kelpie medium approximately 20kg Just wash and towel dry - Due date: Flexible
Dog wash and groom
Wanniassa ACT, Australia
16th Dec 2021
I have a fluffy Pomeranian who needs a decent groom. Local places not open. Can use our laundry/bath. Must bring own clippers and have experience.
Dog washing & grooming
Fisher ACT, Australia
31st Aug 2021
Looking for a mobile groomer. Experience essential
Dog wash and groom
Chapman ACT 2611, Australia
6th Jul 2021
I need a medium-sized dog washed and groomed
Casey ACT, Australia
14th Oct 2020
Big American Staffy (40kgs) needs a good wash and brush and dry. I normally do it but I have hurt my knee and he is too big to manage.
Regular dog wash including nail trim
Waramanga ACT 2611, Australia
5th May 2020
I am looking to book my two dogs in a wash and nail trim on a regular basis.