On a visit to Capital Grooming, you will find a salon of international standards.
If you have not yet enjoyed a tour of our grooming salon, come with us now for a simulated visit.
This will give you a an idea of your dog’s visit with us and help you to understand the process involved in making your dog clean and even more adorable.
Welcome to Reception
On your arrival you will be welcomed into our family within our warm and modern reception area.
Here you can discuss your grooming requirements in a calm environment and browse our quality dog-only range of products.
The Grooming Room
Our work stations have all equipment close at hand allowing for uninterrupted grooming for both your dog and the groomer. The benefits to your dog include:
- Constant supervision
- Limits unnecessary handling
- Reduced grooming time
- A happy groomer!
Our adjustable hydraulic tables are the newest and most efficient on the market and allow for:
- Ergonomic working height for an individual groomer
- Low drop to allow big dogs access on and off the table
- Controlled ‘drop’ of the table
- Support frame and harnesses for dogs unable to support themselves due to old age, obesity and of course for our more wriggly clients!
Prepping in our Grooming Room
This refers to preparing your dog in readiness for a bath and may include all or a combination of:
Finishing refers to all the grooming that takes place once your dog has been bathed and dried.
This can include:
The Bathing and Drying Room
In this area all our bathing and drying takes place.
Having a segregated bathing and drying room allows for:
- All the loose hair from blow drying to be confined to one area
- All the moisture from bathing and drying to be confined to one area
- Controlled noise level (with double glazing in all windows)
- Segregating the grooming process for your dog
- Ease of cleaning
Bathing is the most important area of the whole grooming process. It is impossible to style or clip a coat to look its best if the coat is not 100% clean.
The bathing process includes:
The drying is another very important step in the grooming process.
The coat needs to be 100% dry to allow the groomer to create a uniform finish with the final trim.
The drying process involves:
Some Notes on Drying
The term ‘force dryer’ refers to the power the dryer can generate and are also known as high velocity dryers.
This translates to the amount of air forced down the hose and ultimately the speed at which drying can be achieved.
Our force dryers are top of the range and have the quietest motors available on the market.
Quiet motors help to reduce the stress on your dog's sensitive hearing.
The dryers also have a variable speed switch which allows the groomer to reduce both the speed of the air and the sound of the dryer. This is extremely important when drying geriatric dogs, nervous dogs, young puppies or dogs, Who are new to the professional grooming experience.
The flexible hose allows for continual movement of the airflow ... important so as not to over dry the skin, reduces the drying time and allows the groomer to access all areas of your dog.
Comfy drying can be very beneficial when a dog is agitated by the force dryer.
The comfy dryer has a smaller motor and does not emit a strong air current or high noise level.
For those dogs which are sensitive to the force dryer or are unable to stand for the drying process, this method allows the dog to sit down, relax and be gently dried by the warm airflow without the stress.
The comfy drying method suits dogs which are:
- Young puppies
- New to a professional grooming experience
This method is much more time consuming but more comfortable for those dogs which are nervous about the force dryers.