A compassionate approach to your dog’s grooming needs!
For certain breeds of dogs, grooming is an unavoidable experience. It is also an experience they will have to go through for their entire lives. At A Walk in the Park, we recognize that grooming is also essential for dogs to be healthy and happy. A dog that requires regular grooming but does not receive it is subject to a variety of skin injuries and illnesses. It is important to us that the grooming process is safe for both the groomer and the dog. In order to achieve this, we approach grooming with compassion and understanding. It can be a scary process for your dog, especially if he or she has had negative grooming experiences in the past.
We try to take our time with your dog and allow them to take breaks as needed. We will never force a dog to participate in the grooming process, especially if it poses a danger to the dog or groomer. Instead, we will work with you to identify the parts of the process that the dog struggles with and try to work within the dog’s comfort zone through the experience.
We can offer training to complement the grooming to help your dog become more comfortable and hopefully learn to enjoy the experience! We also want to start puppies off right, when we have the chance to do so. We offer a start-up package to slowly introduce your puppy to the various aspects of the grooming process to slowly acclimate them. We also offer lots of treats, toys, play, and praise during these times with the groomer to help your puppy look forward to their time with us!
An added benefit to utilizing A Walk in the Park for your dog’s other care needs, is that you can add grooming services, from nail trims to full service grooms, to your daycare or overnight reservation so that your dog comes home smelling fresh and looking sharp! Entrusting your dog to us means that you can have peace of mind that your dog is loved and well-cared for when you are not able to provide the care yourself. The only other place you will need is your veterinarian!
Grooming Services and Pricing
We offer a full range of grooming services for your dog including nail trims or dremeling, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, baths, mini grooms, and full grooms. These services can be scheduled in conjunction with a daycare or overnight reservation or they can be scheduled as an individual appointment.
The pricing structure is based on your dog’s size as well as coat type and length. You will see a price range for each of these categories, which we will charge based on coat condition and behavioral requirements at each appointment.
Please see our website for the most up to date offerings and pricing.