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Lazy Days Of Summer? We're Down With That!

Posted by Awesome Doggies

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It's summer in San Diego and you are busy! Hopefully, it's a good kind of busy, though. Stuff like Little League, swimming lessons for the little ones, and swim meets. Day trips to the zoo, the beach, or Sea World... if only you didn't have to add work to the mix... 

With all that action, are you wondering how to check a few things off your to-do list? Then, maybe, you can, actually, squeeze in a few, truly, lazy daisy summer days! 

Favorite restaurants that deliver pop up on our phone screens on command. And, thanks to the internet, there's so much more to lighten your load! Nothing beats shopping at your leisure, pool side, in the backyard. Groceries delivered to the parking lot and loaded for you? Better yet... Brought right to your door? Why, yes, please!

And, that's just the beginning! Whatever the errand, a quick search online is the first step to getting it checked off your list in a hurry. You can get a lead on where you're going or find a way to have it come to you!

Take, for instance, your pets... Food, treats, toys, flea control, and many medications can all be purchased online and sent straight to your home. If you could just find a pet salon on wheels, you'd be set in all things pet!

Umm... We're not trying to toot our own horn, here, but... 

Have we ever got that covered!

Our mobile grooming stations are, each, a spa on wheels! Take a virtual tour. You'll see what we mean. Your pet will be enveloped in a calming environment, immediately. Windows encircle the station, flooding it with natural light. The scents of chamomile and lavender, known to be appealing to both, dogs and cats, are, certain, to become scents they associate with a pleasant experience. And, our shampoos not only smell great! They leave your pet feeling softer than ever before.

And, don't think they don't know it! Your pet may, actually, strut back in the door, showing off that new coat. Seriously. It happens!

Maybe, it has something to do with the fact that:

Awesome Doggies groomers are skilled professionals. They are kind and compassionate. They love animals and show it! From bathing to hair cuts, all services are performed by hand. Your pet will feel the love vibe flowing instead of hearing the loud, often, nerve jangling buzz of shears and blow dryers. 

Want the same groomer each time? Just let us know and you will be matched with a groomer that works regularly in your area. There's something to be said for nurturing a true bond. We understand that, totally!

We've been serving pets and their owners in San Diego for over 15 years. Awesome Doggies has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Check out our About Us page. We think you'll like what you see. But, if you're still on the fence, how about $10.00 off your first visit and a free deshedding (a $20.00 value!) package?

We'll take a little extra time at the first appointment to get to know you and your pet. This allows us to give your pet the ultimate grooming experience.

We know you're busy year round. It's the way of the world! We'll help you free up some of your day with the fringe benefit of making your pet feel (and smell!) wonderful.

Actually, let's switch that last sentence up...

We'll make your pet feel wonderful with the fringe benefit of freeing up a huge chunk of your day.

Grooming should never be grueling. Let's think spa. Ahhhh! A relaxing, experience that we, humans, look forward to with anticipation. Our goal is to create that experience for your pet. Every time. Guaranteed.

We'll hope to hear from you today!

Mobile Pet Grooming for Rescues

Posted by Awesome Doggies

At Awesome Doggies, there is no question that we love working with dogs and cats of all types. There are however some that steal our hearts in a special way—rescues. The relationship between a rescue and their family is something magical to watch and ultimately, it is really hard to say who rescued whom. Rescues come with tons of love, but sometimes they need a little extra understanding when it comes to grooming needs.

Extra Care and Extra Love

San Diego is a pet-friendly city, and many families choose to rescue fur family members from shelters such as the San Diego Humane Society, or other tough situations. Often, these cats and dogs have suffered abuse or neglect so they come with a host of physical and emotional needs. This can make grooming a high priority, but an especially tough job. Here are just a few of the common concerns for grooming a rescue.

  • They may never have been groomed before and find it frightening
  • Past trauma may make dealing with people difficult
  • The new family member may have physical issues to consider, such as cuts, mites, or fleas
  • The cat or dog's coat may be overgrown and matted
  • Many rescues will need their nails and claws clipped but dislike having their paws touched
  • They may find it difficult to withstand a long grooming process

Mobile Pet Grooming for Rescued Pets

There are some important reasons to consider mobile pet grooming for your new furry family member. First, the groomer comes to you so your dog or cat is able to deal with grooming on their own turf. This lessens their anxiety, which is especially important since they are already dealing with frightening transitions. Next, a rescued pet may come with some additional needs that require special understanding or special skill to manage. For example, their fur may need extra care that would require a longer grooming period, special tools, or training to avoid causing injury to their skin. Finally, they may not be able to withstand being crated for a long period while they wait for their turn to be groomed. Mobile pet groomers have the skill to handle these special needs and can cater their grooming care to meet them most appropriately— all while in sight of their own home.

We Pawsitively Love Working With Rescues

At Awesome Doggies, we understand that rescued pets come with special considerations. That's why we go the whole nine yards to show your new family member the love they deserve. Our mobile pet groomers are kind and highly trained in handling pets that need extra care. There's no waiting in crates because we come to you and provide a calm, soothing environment where they get richly pampered with spa-like treatments. (Seriously, our lavender and chamomile scented towels and Berry Facials make some owners jealous!) We take extra care to ensure that the experience is trauma-free with no caging, using gentle products, and hand-blown drying and brushing. During the grooming process of our signature service, the Tender Loving Groom, we bathe and brush your pet, clean their eyes and ears, give them a facial and top it off with a pedicure, making them sparkle from head to paw. And, what is a spa without a few treats (with your permission, of course)? We believe that every rough start deserves a wonderful, tail wagging ending.

As a mobile pet grooming service serving the Greater San Diego area, we are always happy to go the extra mile for you and your fur family. Need more information? Feel free to contact us today and we will provide a swift and courteous response!

Introducing a Cat to an Enjoyable Bathing Experience

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Every pet deserves an enjoyable grooming experience and cats are no exception but cat's are generally known for keeping themselves clean and avoiding getting their paws wet. Sometimes, just like everybody, cats need a trip to the bath too! Some cats absolutely love a nice warm bath and the grooming experience while other cats absolutely go mad in the tub simply because they were not taught as kittens how relaxing the bathing can be.

Knowing how to introduce your furry family members to a bath will not only make bathing a cat or dog a nice experience but also teach the fur baby to hold still and enjoy getting their paws wet. When bathing a cat at home becomes a chore instead of a joy for both you and your beloved furry kitty a mobile grooming service will come to the rescue. Mobile groomers bring a portable pet spa on wheels to your location with all the luxuries to pamper your pets for a convenient professional grooming experience at home.  mobile-cat-grooming-san-diego

Keep in mind, cats would rather not get wet, cats avoid the rain and walk around mud puddles -- unlike dogs who run through puddles and love to swim. Cats who avoid the bath and react with meows, claws raking the air and climbing the tub wall simply want out of the tub and they associate the tub with water which they fear.

Once a cat, or any pet, is afraid of the bath or water in general, they can be quite stubborn about getting a bath. Do not give up hope because with the right reintroduction to the bathing experience any furry kid will eventually come to love being pampered and groomed. Reintroducing a cat to accept and enjoy a bath is simple to do in a step by step manner that also works to teach any pet to enjoy the bathing experience instead of fearing the tub and water. If your cat is already completely against it, don't expect that one session will completely turn them around. But it's a start!

Use these 3 steps to teach your cat to love a bath!

1. Introduction to the Bath

Make sure there is plenty of time to introduce the cat to the first bathing experience in a gentle way. Cats do not like being rushed and the best way to remain unscathed yourself is by not getting the cat mad. An upset wet soapy slippery cat is very dangerous to handle with claws and teeth bared. If a cat gets upset during brushing or bathing, remain calm and firmly but gently hold the cat still while you talk to the cat until it calms down then start over. 

2. Prepare the Bath

Prepare the bathing area before bringing the cat to the tub or sink. This is key - watery noises can be unsettling for kitty. Use a tub or sink with a hose and spray nozzle that allows water flow adjustment. Adjust the temperature to be lukewarm, like for a human baby. Place towels, cat shampoo and conditioner within reach. 

3. Bathing

Hold the cat gently but firmly with one hand on the shoulders, use fingers to massage the cat as you hold so they relax. Use a low spray warm water setting that will not scare the cat. Slowly start spraying water away from the cat, not directly on the cat.

Work the water closer as the cat gets use to the water. Spray over the back of the cat to the neck and down the back avoiding any spray to the face. Spray from neck to tail, down each side. Hold the cat up to get the belly area. Soap up and repeat to rinse.

Towel dry and place your kitty in a warm room to dry. 

Awesome Doggies wants all cats to have a great grooming experience, contact us for more helpful tips and to book your pet a great grooming experience!

5 Reasons to Trim Shaggy Dogs for the Summer

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mobile-dog-grooming-san-diegoThe summer is the number one time of year to enjoy backyard and park adventures with your dog. The hot sun and the empty hours come together to make the perfect environment for relaxed games of fetch, energetic frisbee chasing, and jumping through sprinklers with the kids. However, summer also comes with a whole new set of grooming concerns. Especially for medium and long-haired dog. In the cooler months you may have enjoyed staying inside together sharing couch blankets and table scraps, but summer is a time for action and adventure which means it's time to get your dog into their action coat.

Just like children put on shorts and t-shirts to play outside, one of the kindest things you can do for your shaggy dog is to trim their fur short during the most active months of the year. Here are our top five reasons why:

1) Belly Burrs

People and pets aren't the only living things that get more active during the summer. Plants spring back into action as well and as the hot summer sun dries out the seed pods and burrs in the grass and shrubs, these little plant bits can get caught in shaggy belly fur or tender paw pads (between the toes - yikes!) and come along for a ride.  A quick trim of their shaggy chest, belly, and tail can make all the difference between freedom to romp in the grass and a belly covered in burrs.

2) Play Time Tangles

Another problem, particularly for long-haired dogs, is that all that shaggy fur doesn't exactly keep itself brushed when they're tugging at rope toys and rolling around in dust piles. As we all know, hair that whips around in the wind, catches on sticks, and rolls on the ground is almost guaranteed to develop tangles and some of those tangles will be remarkably uncomfortable to brush out. Chances are you'll wind up clipping a few bad tangles anyway so a preemptive trim is a great way to keep your dog's coat looking even and avoid the agitation of play time tangles.

3) Ear Mats

Speaking of tangles that need to be clipped, many shaggier breeds aren't just shaggy in places where it's cute. They may also have paw and ear tufts that get matted, tangled, and uncomfortably heavy or thick to carry around. If your dog is of a breed or mix of breeds that suffer from ear mats or paw clumps, an experienced groomer can include these issues in their monthly trim to keep your dog comfortable without all that excess fur getting in the way.

4) Summer Sunshine

Let's face it, the only thing in California more notorious than the sun is the movie industry. It gets hot here in the summer and, unfortunately, dogs don't sweat. That's why they pant, but panting can only get them so far. Longer haired breeds of dogs are likely to originate from colder places where thick fur is necessary to stay comfortable. While they may have been able to grow shaggy over the winter, too much fur can cause your dog to needlessly overheat. A stylish trim of the undercoat and extra shag is the perfect solution to a hot puppy.

5) Easy Grooming

Finally, summer adventures and play time means that your dog is also likely to need a lot more baths than they did over the winter. Indoor/outdoor dogs, in particular, will need to make that transition often whether you wash them in the tub, call the mobile grooming salon, or just spray off the mud quickly with a hose. Getting your shaggy dog a trim will make it a lot easier to wash them both thoroughly and quickly when the time comes because there will be much less fur to wash, comb, and check for burs.

Dogs and people have shared happy summers together for thousands of years and there's no need to break that tradition this time. If your dog is just a little too shaggy (or a lot too shaggy) to fully enjoy summertime with you and your family, a quick trim could be the best answer for everyone. For more information or to call the local groomers to your house soon, give us a buzz. We're ready and waiting to provide all your dog grooming needs where and when you need them!

Professional Grooming Isn't Just for Dogs Who Need Haircuts

Posted by Awesome Doggies

mobile-dog-grooming-san-diegoWhen you think of dog grooming, you may think that it is something only for the fluffy lap dogs and poodles of the world. Owners of breeds who don't typically require haircuts—such as Chihuahuas, Labradors, bully breeds, and short coated terriers—often believe that an occasional scrub in the home bathtub will suffice in place of a visit with a professional groomer. In actuality, there are many ways in which breeds with these kinds of coats will benefit from regular grooming appointments! Here are four great reasons to pamper your pup with a visit from the groomer, even if your dog isn't getting a haircut.

Intensive deshedding

When your dog is in the process of shedding, you might find that after bathing and towel drying her, she will leave furry tumbleweeds in your home even more than before the bath! The reason for this is that scrubbing and rinsing your dog aids in the process of loosening all of that excess undercoat, leaving it to fall off easier and collect on your floors and furniture. Brushing seems like the natural solution, but the fur just keeps on coming.

What makes professional grooming different is that there are special tools and methods groomers have access to in order to effectively get the job done. Hand drying with a grooming dryer is one of the first and most important steps. These dryers are nothing like the ones intended for human use at home, rather they are designed specifically for use on dogs for the goal of blasting away undercoat whilst staying cool so that your dog never becomes uncomfortable in the process. 

After drying, your groomer will have a plethora of tools at their disposal to work the rest of that loose fur out. Different types of deshedding combs and grooming rakes will be highly effective and gentle on your dog when used by the hands of a professional.

Caring for your dog's skin

It's not just about the fur! A dog's skin needs care, too.

Dogs can develop many different kinds of skin issues. The trained eye of a groomer is invaluable for spotting canine skin problems and handling them with the appropriate products, or for recommending your dog see a veterinarian in the case of more serious conditions.

Sensitive, itchy skin will benefit from an oatmeal bath or use of a hypoallergenic shampoo, while dry skin will be relieved with a moisturizing conditioner or mineral mud bath. Your groomer has access to some of the best products on the market and will know exactly which one to use.

And if your dog's skin is healthy now, remember that prevention is the best medicine!

Pawdicures!

Keeping your dog's nails trimmed is important, but that isn't always the easiest task for doggie parents to do on their own. A groomer can safely work with an uncooperative dog to get this essential task done, but keep in mind that pawdicures go far beyond that! Here are other things your groomer can do to pamper your dog's feet:

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  • File his nails down so they're smoother than when simply cut with nail clippers
  • Trim the fur between her paw pads to give your fur kid better traction when walking on smooth surfaces
  • Moisturize his paw pads to protect them from becoming dry and cracked
  • Paint her nails for a pretty, pampered pooch

The yuck factor

There are some tasks important for maintaining your dog's health that are just plain gross. Luckily, a professional groomer won't be squeamish about doing them!

Gently cleansing your pup's ears of excess wax and debris will help prevent foul odors emanating from them. Expression of your dog's anal glands to prevent them from becoming impacted can be done upon request. If your dog ends up with a flea problem, your groomer won't balk at giving him a flea bath. If bad luck of the stinky variety hits and your dog gets skunked, deodorizing treatments will be happily provided.

If you've never tried professional grooming for your short coated dog, we hope you will now consider pampering your pooch with the loving care of a skilled groomer. If you are in the San Diego area, making an appointment need not be a hassle: Awesome Doggies will come to you. We hope to hear from you soon!

The Gift of Time: How Mobile Dog Grooming can Make Life a Little Easier

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mobile-dog-grooming-san-diego We live in a world where our time isn't always our own. Schedules fill up fast with meetings, appointments, and gatherings. In a world where a day just doesn't seem long enough, time savers are greatly appreciated. When we envisioned our mobile grooming salon, we thought a lot about all the benefits it would provide our customers, and one of the greatest of those benefits was saving them time.

Spend Your Time at Home, Not in the Car

Driving across town to a pet salon might not seem like the biggest hassle, but when you pair it with all the other tasks you have throughout the day, often located miles away from the salon, it becomes a large annoyance. The beauty of mobile grooming is that we come to you. So, on the day of your appointment, you don't have to load your fur baby into the car and drive him down crowded highways. Instead, he can spend his morning chewing on his favorite toys and snuggling on your lap. And he's not the only one who will get to relax a bit. Instead of locating all the supplies you need to chauffeur your pup in comfort and safety, you can make a cup of coffee, enjoy a good book, and spend some time playing with your dog. Mobile grooming offers you a luxury that no other grooming salon can; extra time spent relaxing in the comfort of your own home.

Give Yourself Extra Time for Important Tasks

Maybe your schedule is so full that you need every spare moment you can get. Maybe you don't have time to sit and enjoy a book in the morning. You have deadlines, meetings, and calls to make. The last thing you need in the middle of a hectic day is to spend time driving to and from a salon twice in one day. That's time that can be spent prepping for a meeting, preparing meals for your family, going over notes for a proposal, or making a few important phone calls. Mobile grooming may only save you an hour or two, but we all know how valuable an hour or two can be. Haven't we all wished for more time in the day? While we, at Awesome Doggies, can't lengthen a day longer than twenty-four hours, we can make those hours count. So, instead of spending time stuck in traffic, you can spend it making preparations for your day. 

Make Each Moment Count

Each day is made up of small moments, seconds that turn into minutes that become hours. We've all looked up at the clock and wondered how time has managed to fly by so quickly. In those moments, we often wish that time would stand still, just for a few minutes. Again, we can't stop those seconds from ticking away, but we can help you make them count. We can give you a few extra moments with your kids before they go to school, extra play time with your pup while you wait for us to arrive, or a few extra minutes of sleep before the alarm signals the start of your day. By providing a service that comes to you, we give you less time in the car and more time for the things that really matter.

At Awesome Doggies, we pride ourselves on providing great service, with ease and convenience that will brighten your day. We truly love dogs and would love to care for your fur baby in the future. If you're interested in our services or would like to know more about us, please don't hesitate to contact us today.

Tips to Make Bath Time Simple and Hassle-Free

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Is your pup in need of a bath? You know when it's time, but your fur kids might not want to hear it. They paw around and resist, making a total mess of the situation. By the time you're done, you may as well have taken a bath yourself! 

But imagine if your pup could actually learn to love baths? I know, impossible, you say! Well, we can't guarantee that we'll have your fury loved ones totally behaved in the tub, but we do have some tips to help your puppy stay clean, while you stay dry. 

Get your Pup Acclimated to the Tub

It's wise to make sure your pup knows what's coming, and that there's no reason to be nervous. The more they become familiar with the bathroom or bathing area, the easier it will be to keep them calm, and eventually even looking forward to their wash time. Some great ways to keep your pup's worries at bay are as follows:

  • Puppy chow and games: Serve a dish of puppy food or some treats a couple times a week in the washroom. Or even play around with them within the area so they know it's a welcoming, warm environment free of harm. It helps to familiarize your pup with their surroundings, and will prevent them from the shock of a new, foreign area.
  • Brush your pup: This benefit is twofold. Brushing your pup's fur before a bath helps to prevent knots and ties when washing, and it also helps to create a routine. Each time their hair is brushed, they will know the bath-process is underway, allowing your pup to ready him/herself. 
  • Allow your pet to explore the tub: This is another way to calm your pup's nerves. Introduce the tub or sink to them. Let them hop in and explore before pouring water so they know there is nothing to be afraid of.

Prepare your Tub

Preparation is key to efficiency! Any task in life, if you're prepared beforehand, will be much simpler. Washing your fur friend is no different. Here are a few ways to prepare your tub to help create a quicker, more efficient experience for yourself, and your dog:

  • Lay down an anti-slip mat: The best thing you can do for yourself when washing your pet is to make sure they aren't slipping sliding all around, making a big mess for you to clean up later. An anti-friction mat that will allow your dog to move around with ease, while keeping them grounded, is a great solution.
  • Do not overfill your tub/use warm water: An overfilled tub that looks like a bath you might take could look more like pool-time to your pet, and that might alarm them. Filling your tub a few inches should be enough to ease your pet's worries. Always use lukewarm water for your pet's comfort.  
  • Keep your supplies close: You don't want to stray too far away from your pet when giving them a bath. They might jump out of the tub or knock things over. Make sure to set up your shampoo, towels, and cleaning supplies beside you, as well as some treats or doggy toys to reward your good boy!

Struggling to Find Time to Give your Dog a Bath?

Things to do and people to see. The responsibilities seem to be endless these days, and maybe finding the time to keep your pup properly groomed is hard to come by. We get it, that's why Awesome Doggies has you covered. We offer baths with shampoo free of harmful chemicals, mani-pedis, berry facials, haircuts and so much more, all via a mobile, quick, convenient means right at your door! Please contact us today to learn more about our Mobile Pet Grooming method.

The Persian Always Meows Twice

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mobile-cat-grooming-san-diegoPet groomers have to be prepared for surprises and deal with whatever the situation is. Fortunately, we rarely have to deal with as much as Cassie McGlone, the hero of Eileen Watkins' mystery novel, The Persian Always Meows Twice. This book is the start of a series, and it has to be the first mystery series ever with a cat groomer as the detective.

It's not a good start to Cassie's day when she discovers one of her clients has been murdered. The only witness is his cat, Harpo — but like his namesake, he doesn't talk. He also doesn't have anywhere to go, and it could be a long time till the probate court decides who inherits him. Cassie arranges to board Harpo until the matter is settled, only to discover that some scheming relatives really want Harpo. It's not because they're cat lovers, so what is it they're after? On top of all this, her abusive ex-boyfriend has moved into town.

But two things are clear about Cassie. First, she doesn't like it when things don't make sense to her. Second, there's no temptation strong enough to make her endanger a cat's welfare. Together, they mean that she gets into lots of trouble, but she gets out again. She's a realist, even if there's something of a crazy cat lady inside her.

Cozy cats

Aside from being a nice example of the cozy mystery genre, the novel is an interesting look into the world of cat care. Watkins clearly knows her stuff. Some of the cats are as well-drawn as the human characters. Harpo is a charming Persian, but Stormy is quite a challenge to work with. Harpo once had a brother named Groucho, with a mustache to go with the name, but there's a sad story behind that. A whole range of feline personalities shows up in the studio.

Fortunately, Cassie has a degree in psychology, which helps with the cats as much as with their humans. Unfortunately for her — but fortunately for the reader — she has a knack for asking uncomfortable questions. She really doesn't set out to be an amateur detective; it just happens.

The book provides a glimpse into what it's like to care for cats for a living. Some, like Stormy, are hard to handle, but experienced groomers have tricks to manage them. Some are experts at getting loose and heading for the door, but they can't outwit Cassie. She's especially good with the longhairs and manages to get their mats out even when they won't cooperate. In extreme cases, she'll resort to a lion cut. Only with the owner's permission, of course. It grows back quickly enough.

Saying a lot about the mystery itself would be unfair, but it does tie closely to the feline aspects of the story. Harpo is never far from the center of controversy, and another cat becomes a hero in the hour of need. Everything ties nicely together by the end.

Even more cat mysteries

The series is already up to three books. In The Bengal Identity, a large brown cat brought in for boarding turns out to be a valuable Bengal show cat in disguise. In Feral Attraction, Cassie gets involved in a controversy over a feral cat colony. The series is set in New Jersey, where the winters aren't kind to homeless cats. In each book, of course, there's a murder to solve.

Our own lives aren't that exciting, we promise. But if you love cats and enjoy reading fiction that really shows an understanding of them, you should give Watkins' cat-groomer detective a try. All the books are available in paperback and Kindle editions.

If your own cats need grooming, we'll take good care of them. Get in touch with us for details.

3 Don'ts For Bathing Your Dog

Posted by Awesome Doggies

mobile-dog-grooming-san-diegoDepending on the breed and temperament of your dog, bathing can be a difficult process for many pet owners. It's quite common for many dogs to balk at the prospect of being submerged in water in the bathtub or sprayed with water outdoors with the backyard hose. If you are looking to make bath time easier, cleaner, and faster, you have come to the right place. In this post, we will look at three things you shouldn't do if you want you and your dog to enjoy a simpler, neater bath experience.

  1. Don't Bathe Your Dog in The Wrong Area: Obviously, if you have a Doberman, you're not going to be able to bathe them in your kitchen sink and if you have a Pomeranian you want to be extra careful about bathing them in your bathtub (they're just little guys after all, and that big tub can be pretty scary). Pick the appropriate bathing spot for your dog. This could be different for everyone. You might also notice that your medium-sized or larger dog does better when being bathed outdoors with a hose rather than in the bathtub. Pay attention to how your dog behaves during bath time and try different settings until you find the right one for them. 
  2. Don't Neglect Basic Safety: If you routinely bathe your dog in the bathtub, you'll probably need to make sure they aren't slipping the whole time that they are in the tub. Not only does this make bathing more difficult, it puts their safety at risk. Put a non-slip mat in your bathtub so that they have something to grip on to with their paws. If you don't have a mat, you can always lay down an old towel to provide the same level of security. Additionally, some dogs are particularly skittish during bath tub, so for added safety, you might need a second person to help keep your dog steady during bath time. Having a helper by your side is beneficial and that person will also be able to pet your dog and sooth them, thus making them more comfortable during their bath. 
  3. Don't Skip Bathing Steps: Bathing a dog doesn't have to be an arduous process, but you shouldn't try to rush bath time or skip over steps. Once your dog is in their bathing station whether that is the tub or in the backyard by the hose, make sure they have been completely soaked with water (the water should be neither too hot or too cold, so somewhere in the middle). Soak their fur coat, legs, paws, and behind their ears. If you aren't working with a hose or sprayer, carefully pour water over your dog with a bucket. After getting your pup completely wet, start shampooing them with bathing products designed specifically for dogs. Make sure the soap does not enter their eyes and ears. It is best to make sure you adequately protect your dog's eyes and ears before you start bathing. When shampooing your dogs, you could use either a body bar (easier to use for lathering) or liquid shampoo. Most pet grooming professionals would suggest that if you are using liquid shampoo, you combine it with warm water and use that concoction on their skin. This makes it easier to bathe all areas of your pup sufficiently. 

Are you in need of more advice on how to properly bathe your dog? Or do you have a particular question related to grooming? Feel free to contact us today! We are happy to help you keep your furry friend clean and happy. If you're interested in learning about our bathing and grooming services, we'd love to talk to you!

Mobile Pet Grooming 101: The Awesome Doggies Way

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Mobile? Does this have to do with phones and apps? Well, not exactly. Unless you want to call us, mobile pet grooming has nothing to do with your cell-phone, and everything to do with keeping your furry loved ones looking neat, fresh and fabulous! 

Great! But what exactly is mobile pet grooming?

The short story on mobile pet grooming is that it is essentially a professional service we provide via a custom, company van that arrives at your door to take care of your pet and their grooming needs. This is perfect for any family who is on the go, and having difficulty making it to the salon. Our trained, loving experts provide several services that will have your dog or cat feeling pampered and fabulous when it's all over.

What goes into Mobile Pet Grooming?

We provide that Tender Loving Groom your fur kids deserve. A simple bath and haircut only touches the tip of the iceberg regarding what your pup will experience. Here are just some the features our mobile service offer:

Bathing: You can rest assured with our salon that your pet is receiving a top quality bath. We use all natural, biodegradable and cruelty free shampoos, rinsed with a creme conditioner as needed to keep your pup's hair chique, shiny and smooth. 

Berry Facial: Looking for something that your dogs will love? Our berry facial is a gentle massage of easy-on-the-eyes cleanser into your pup's facial hair. A great treat for a good boy!

Feet, Paws & Neatened/Trimmed Nails: Give your pets the mani pedi experience that you enjoy when out with the girls. We trim and clip their nails before moisturizing them for added comfort. 

Blow Drying and Brushing: Make your pet's fur thick and radiant with our manual blow drying and brushing. Done by hand via our trained professionals, we choose an engaging, holistic approach when giving your the very best in grooming.

Haircuts: We provide whatever your pup needs to look good and stay cool. Cuts from the pom pom, English saddle, continental, puppy clip, shave-down and more. 

Special Services: You'll be happy to know that we don't stop at the basics. If you're pup is experiencing dry, itchy skin, dog-breath, excess shedding, achy joints, anal gland expression, flea problems, dry-cracked paws, excess shedding, or if they are special needs, please tell us! We are here to keep your pup feeling healthy and fabulous.

And much more!

What are the Benefits?

The experience your pet will have will bring several benefits to his/her health and look, but there are several indirect benefits to using our mobile pet grooming service as well!

Convenience: Our groomers come to you. No need to worry about making appointments and waiting in a salon with your dog, for fear that he/she might not get along with other pets. More time for yourself and your pet!

Stress: The burden of adding another appointment to the schedule isn't the only thing that you'll feel relief from. Many pets experience separation anxiety when away from their owner for too long. Keep them safe and worry-free with our quick and easy mobile experience. 

A Clean and Happy Pet: Your pet's mood and demeanor will radiate and glow when they head home from their mini spa-treatment. That means more cuddles for you and the family!

Have peace of mind when working with Awesome Doggies. We have been in business in the San Diego area since 2002, and have developed a reputation for loving, compassionate and expert pet cleaning services free of pain or hassle for your pet. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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As San Diego mobile groomers for over 10 years, we know how to pamper and groom dogs & cats of all breeds... from a simple bath to a total makeover. Our mobile pet grooming salon is a calm, soothing environment your furry baby will love. Have a grubby pet? What are you waiting for?

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