salon & boutique
for the modern pooch"
71 East Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33432
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How old should my
puppy be before he gets his first groom?
with longer coats should begin the grooming process as
soon as the second set of puppy shots have been
completed. These breeds include but are not
limited to: Poodles, Yorkies, Maltese, Shih Tzus,
Havanese, and Cocker Spaniels. It is a good idea
to familiarize your puppy with grooming, even if it is
for a simple bath to start out with. This will
help him learn that grooming is a pleasant experience at
an early age. It also helps for the owner to touch
and play with the puppy's feet so that they are not
scared when they get their nails trimmed.
My Dog is shaking-does
that mean he is scared or doesn't like the groomer?
necessarily, he may just be excited from the car ride or
not sure if he is going to the vet to get a shot!
Much like kids in pre-school, once you are gone they
settle in and get more comfortable. Dogs are very
intuitive, as we all know, and will pick up any anxiety
that you may be feeling, so it is important to be calm
and reassuring. I always like to allow the dog to
roam around a bit at check in to smell around
familiarizing themselves with their environment.
How long will my dog have to stay at mod.dog for
grooming process takes a few hours to fully prep, wash,
dry and groom your dog. Upon check-in, we will
give you an approximate time your dog will be ready for
pick up. For faster service, it is always wise to
book in advance, the first available appointment of the
day. We do offer VIP service for those
parents who do not like to leave their dogs for any
longer than the actual grooming takes. With this service
we begin working on your dog immediately upon arrival
and straight through until the end with no
interruptions. Please note that Saturday is our
busiest day and not a good day to book an appointment if
you are under time constraints.
groom my very large dog?
we are equipped with state of the art equipment that
can easily accommodate the largest dog! Just
ask Chester, our favorite Saint Bernard client!
Why do you
charge an additional fee for behavioral issues or
mod.dog, only gentle grooming practices are used.
This means that if a dog is being difficult or
trying to bite while being groomed, that a second
person is called in to talk to him and offer
reassurance. If it is necessary for the extra
employee to be present for the length of the groom,
then there will be extra fees involved. We are
always very honest with our clients regarding their
dog's behavior, reason being, if you take your dog
to another grooming facility, you need to advise
them at check-in what he does not like (i.e., does
not like having nails trimmed, face trimmed, etc. )
and then ask them how they will handle it at their
facility. We have heard very sad stories about
how difficult dogs are treated at some grooming
shops and want to make sure that does not happen to
any of our clients!
My dog is
matted but I want to keep his hair long. Is
If your dog is matted,
we will discuss with you
the degree and if we think we will be able to remove
the matting without discomfort. Dematting without pain takes skill and
patience, so it is important that you make us aware
of any matting
when making the
appointment so your
dog's service can be scheduled with our Dematting
Specialist. Needless to say, extra time
means extra charges. Dematting fees are
$15 per 30 minutes of dematting in addition to
the price of the groom. Dematting will not be
performed on a dog that has severe matting to the
skin or on a dog that is elderly or has medical
conditions. Remember, we are STYLISTS,
and even if your dog has to be cut shorter, it is
our job to still make him or her look adorable!
I want my
dog to have a puppy cut - can you do that?
world of grooming, a "puppy cut" can means several
different things. Basically, it means that you
want your dog to look like it did when it was a
puppy, which is different depending on the breed.
We can achieve that look for you and will determine
what you would like at check in.