Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How often should I groom my dog?
A: We recommend having your dog groomed every 4-8 weeks depending on breed and coat type. Daily brushing and combing is recommended between grooms in order to keep your pet’s skin and coat in optimal health.
Q: How long will it take to groom my dog?
A: Although we schedule our clients in individual appointment slots, we ask for a 2-3 hour drop off as some pets require breaks during grooming.
Q: How do you prevent the spread of kennel cough at your facility?
A: Although we recommend having your pet up to date on their kennel cough vaccine, our brand new facility is spacious and clean, even for those who’s pets are not vaccinated. Daily cleaning of our salon is performed with our top of the line, pet friendly disinfecting products. Our grooming tools are also sanitized between each pet and our salon is sanitized regularly. This helps reduce the risk of contagions.
Q: How do you keep your tools clean?
A: We use a Germicidal, Fungicidal, Pseudomonicidal, Virucidal, and Tuverculocidal Clipper and Blade spray between each pet. This significantly reduces the spread of contagions from pet to pet and pet to human.
Q: If you don’t have kennels, how do you keep dog’s separate from each other?
A: Each pet receives their own “cubby” composed of 4 foot walls. Each cubby is equipped with a bed, blanket, fresh water dish, and toy. Although our cubbies are side by side, there is no interaction between dogs as each cubby is completely separated from the other.
Q: What if my dog becomes stressed for the hand blow drier?
A: Although we are a kennel free facility, we do have 2 large wire kennels for dogs who are more relaxed with a quiet, room temperature fan.
Q: What is required for my dog to get groomed?
A: All guests of Good Dog! Grooming must be current on required vaccinations. Dogs must be up to date on their Rabies vaccination. Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccinations are not required, but strongly encouraged. All overdue vaccinations must be administered 2 days prior to your pets grooming appointment.
Q: Why is a current Rabies vaccination required?
A: The Vermont Agency of Agriculture states that “In Vermont, owners are required to have their dogs, cats, ferrets and wolf hybrids vaccinated by their veterinarian against rabies in accordance with the vaccine manufacturer’s recommendations, unless exempted by a veterinarian.” If your pet is exempt from the Rabies vaccination by a Veterinarian, we will be unable to provide services to your pet.
Q: How old does my puppy need to be in order to be groomed?
A: We recommend starting puppies as early as 4 months of age so that they can get use to the smells, sounds, our groomer, and our facility.
Q: My dog is very stressed for grooming and my Vet prescribed us a sedative. Will you still groom my dog?
A: Good Dog! Grooming accepts clients on mild forms of sedation and natural relaxants such as Trazadone, CBD oil, etc… Your dog must be able to stand and respond during the grooming process and all prescriptions must be prescribed by a licensed Veterinarian. Please be advised we may ask for a letter from your Vet with record of prescription refills and instructions.
Q: My dog bites at other grooming salons. Will you still groom my dog?
A: We will always make a genuine attempt to groom ALL dogs in our care. However, if a dog becomes highly stressed and the situation becomes a safety concern, for both dog and groomer, we will discontinue the groom. We will always go over recommendations for grooming your dog and try to find solutions best catered to your dogs individual needs.
Q: My dog is very dog aggressive and cannot be around other animals. Will you still groom my dog?
A: Yes. We provide one on one appointment slots for each dog in our care. Once their groom is complete, they are kept separate from other dogs in our facility.