Author: D'Tails Grooming

Things to Look For in a Dog Play Facility

Dog Play Facilities

What are some things to look for in a dog play facility? Social Preferences Does your dog like socializing with other dogs or not? Some dogs can be “loners,” so they might want to stay at a place where they can have their own space, away from other dogs, and, perhaps, short play times with… Read more »

How Groomers Are Able to Keep Dogs Still

Dog Groomer

One of the reasons most people take their dog to a professional groomer is because groomers seem to have the amazing ability to get dogs to stay still! The reality is that most dogs become fearful and fidgety with groomers, too, but the groomers have some things working in their favor to help make the… Read more »

Factors That Affect How Often You Should Bathe Your Dog

Bathing Your Dog

Do you bathe your dog too often? Keep in mind that dogs naturally groom themselves. They don’t need you to give them a monthly (or weekly) bath. In fact, too many baths in a short period of time can strip away natural oils in your pet’s coat. Skin irritation is likely to occur. Hair follicles… Read more »

The Psychology Behind Why Dogs Love to Play With Other Dogs

The Psychology of Dogs Playing With Other Dogs

Why does it seem that most dogs love to play with other dogs? What’s the psychology behind that? Play actually has several functions. Researchers have studied dog play to try and figure it out. They’ve come up with theories and found evidence to support some of them. Play Helps With Motor Skills One theory of… Read more »

Common Dog Grooming Mistakes

Dog Grooming Mistakes

Do you groom your own dog? There are common dog grooming mistakes pet owners often make, and you might be doing some of them. Prevalence First, there’s the issue of how often you groom your dog. If it’s only once a year, no wonder your dog is so full of anxiety when you try to… Read more »

Reasons to Board Your Dog When You’re Away

Dog Boarding

Why should you board your dog when you’re away? Rather than leave your dog at home, mostly alone save for occasional visits from a neighbor, friend or relative to make sure there’s food and water in the bowl, it’s a better idea to have your pet stay at a professional boarding place like D’Tails. Proper… Read more »

Here’s Why Your Dog’s Nails Need to Be Clipped

Dog's Nails

If you were naive, you might acquire a dog as a pet and never pay any attention to their overall health needs. Can you imagine there are some dog owners who never take their dog to a vet or groomer? Horrifying as that is to consider, thankfully the vast majority of dog owners take their… Read more »

Here’s How You Can Prepare a Nervous Dog for the Groomer

Nervous Dogs at the Groomer

Most dogs get a little nervous when their owner takes them out of their comfort zone. If you were a dog who was used to living in one place, and all of a sudden your owner tries to put you in a car and take you somewhere foreign, you’d be nervous too! D’Tails Grooming grooms… Read more »

Do Short Haired Dogs Need Grooming?

Short Haired Dogs

Pets can’t talk, but if they could they’d probably have a lot to say to humans, especially about how they’re treated. Oftentimes the owners of short-haired dogs think to, “Well, Fido has short hair so he doesn’t need grooming.” Meanwhile Fido is like, “Can I get some grooming, please?” Alas, dogs can’t talk… so there… Read more »

Dog Grooming Myths to Ignore

Dog Grooming Myths

What are some common dog grooming myths? Waiting to Wash For starters, many people believe you don’t wash a dog until it’s completely filthy, as in rolling around in the mud dirty… Well, that’s not true. It’s good to wash your dog on a fairly consistent basis, just like you’d take a shower or bath… Read more »