How Long Does It Take To Groom A Pet?
Metro Detroit Dog & Cat Grooming & Self-Serve Dog Wash

The time it takes for you or one of our trained professionals to groom your pet varies by pet.

Each dog is different in terms of his size, coat, attitude and health -- all factors that we take into consideration during our grooming process. And, generally speaking, it takes a lot of care and patience to groom a dog, especially a fluffy one, a puppy, or one with behavioral issues.

Our professional groomers work with a variety of dogs all day long, and each of our clients want a slightly different thing. So, it’s difficult to identify a specific length of time, because each grooming experience is different and tailored specifically to address the needs of your furry pet.

A professional grooming session typically consists of the dog being brushed, bathed and dried, as well as trimmed or clipped. Our professional groomers brush and combs out mats before the bath, making it easier to lather the dog with shampoo. We then clean the dog's ears to remove buildup and to check for signs of infection. When the dog’s coat has dried, he will be trimmed, clipped, or shaved, if needed or requested.

When thinking about your dog’s fur, you should compare it to your own hair. You brush your hair every day, and if you don’t it becomes knotty. The same is true of your dog’s fur. Although you don’t have to brush it daily, you should do so at least every few days.

That said, regular brushing is not enough to keep fur in check. If you want your dog’s coat -- as well as the nails -- to be truly healthy, bring your pet to Scrubbers on a regular basis to prevent knots and make the grooming experience easier.

Grooming a dog that has been kept on a regular schedule of every 4-6 weeks may take less than a couple hours, depending on the style of cut.

It’s also important to note that groomers, including our own expert groomers, are not miracle workers. It is up to you to brush and comb your dog in between grooming appointments to avoid matting. If you do not have time to brush your pet at home, talk with one of our groomers about a shorter haircut for maintenance purposes or setting up brush-out appointments.

Generally speaking, most dogs can be bathed and blow dried in an hour or less. However, we offer additional services, including the Oxy-Med treatment and De-shed Solution, that will require extra time. Using a conditioner/cream rinse will require extra time for application, too.

The first grooming appointment might be quite lengthy, particularly if we’re handling a puppy, because we want the puppy to feel comfortable and gain the trust of our grooming staff. With a gentle touch, we’re hopeful your puppy will learn grooming is an enjoyable experience and not something to fear.

Feel free to be as specific as possible with our groomers. If you just want the nails trimmed and the fur trimmed a little, then say so. If you want something more specific, let us know. We’re here to help.