HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GROOM MY DOG?
To make your dog’s groom totally stress free we ask for a minimum of 3 hours, drying your dog can take some time. We are happy to meet each clients’ needs and fit suitable times to suit your schedule. After your dog’s groom has finished we offer the daycare facility for an extra $10 until the end of the day.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO GET MY DOG GROOMED?
Our grooming prices are displayed in the shop entrance or you can find them here. Small to large dogs differ in price, prices are usually according to size, breed and type of clip. A consultation with a groomer is given to every owner when bringing a dog into ShowDogs. We also offer a wide range of extra services along with your dog’s standard groom. Please note that matted dogs have an extra charge should longer brushing be required.
WILL MY DOG BE IN A CAGE?
Our grooming salon is a cage free environment, all our dogs here can socialise with each other this provides a stress free groom for all dogs. We do however use a top of the range cage dryer, a short 15 minute process which is totally safe for the dogs. Cages are only used at ShowDogs for aggressive dogs, and a consultation with the owner will be given first.
DO YOU CUT NAILS AND PLUCK EARS?
Nail cutting is provided with every groom and brush and is included in the price. Ear plucking will be done only at the owners request, an assessment will be made of the dog ears first to rule out possible ear infections before plucking.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY DOG BE GROOMED?
Regular grooming depends on the dogs breed and coat, we recommend that small long haired breeds such as Maltease, Shitzu etc be groomed every 4 to 6 weeks, for dogs that require hand stripping we recommend every 3 months. Regular brushing is required for all breeds, we offer a bath and brush service to help manage the coat between grooms.
ARE ANAL GLANDS INCLUDED IN THE GROOM?
Anal gland expressing is a service offered at the owners request, it is not part of the standard groom.
DO YOU DEMATT KNOTTY DOGS?
We provide this service after a full consultation and assessment of the dog’s coat, the charge for de-matted is $15 per 20mins. An indication of time will be given during the consultation.
DO YOU GROOM CATS
Cat grooming is available at ShowDogs on a Saturday, the rate is $60 per half an hour. Just like the dog grooming it’s a non-stressful groom with no sedation required.
DOES MY DOG NEED TO BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED?
Male dogs over the age of 8 months are required to be neutered to attend daycare, un-neutered dogs can create problems between other male dogs within the daycare. Should you have any questions regarding this please feel free to speak to any of the showdogs team.
Unspayed females are welcome at showdogs but not during the period of being on heat, this also can create problems within the daycare and grooming section.
WHAT VACCINATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR MY DOG TO ATTENED DAYCARE?
Your dog must be fully vaccinated against Kennel Cough and will also require to be fully up to date with PARVO, DISTEMPER and CANINE HEB. Before joining the showdogs daycare your dog’s vaccination booklet must be produced upon consultation. Worming your dog regularly is also highly recommended while attending daycare.
HOW OFTEN WILL MY DOG BE WALKED?
The daycare dogs are walked every morning between 9am and 11am, times depends on the amount of dogs present in the daycare on that morning. The walk duration is usually 20 minutes around the local area, the beach or an enclosed park, large dogs are walked first followed by the smaller dogs, in groups of no more than 3.
WHAT IF I AM LATE TO COLLECT MY DOG FROM DAYCARE?
The daycare closes at 5.30pm. Should you be running late please contact ShowDogs as soon as possible to notify the staff. A rate of $15 per half an hour is charged for any late pickups. Should you fail to collect your dog, the dog will be placed in aftercare services with a ShowDogs team member and an overnight fee will be charged.
DO YOU HAVE AN OVERNIGHT/ WEEKEND KENNEL SERVICE?
ShowDogs do not provide a kennel service, the daycare operates between the hours of 7.30am and 5.30pm. We can recommend in home care within the local area along with kennel facilities.
DO YOU TRAIN THE DAYCARE DOGS?
A minimum amount of training is provided for the daycare dogs to ensure that all dogs get along together. Please note that aggressive dogs will not be acceptable to the daycare, owners will require further consultation for difficult dogs. All staff at showdogs are fully trained to deal with all dogs and different temperaments.