The ASPCA recommends bathing your dogs at least once every three months, but for some dogs and their owners, grooming isn’t a walk in the park. Taking your pet to a professional can help keep your pet’s fur, skin, teeth, ears, nails and paws squeaky clean and healthy with none of the stress of doing it yourself.
Bristol is the place to be for all things dog. Designer Dogs Pet Store and Spa is one of the town’s great spots for your four-legged companion. Designer Dog offers everything from small and large dog grooming, all-day daycare services for when you’re at work and a bakery bar with dog treats – all while being a dog supply store. 15 Gooding Avenue, Bristol. 401-254-1118.
Did Fido get dirty rolling in the mud? Don’t worry about tracking it into your house because The Pet Salon in Portsmouth has got you covered. In business since 2000, the Pet Salon is experienced and ready to make your dog or cat entirely clean. The employees attend yearly seminars, trade shows and competitions so your pooch is guaranteed to have the most fashionable ‘do at the park. 205 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth. 401-682-9400.
Tidy Tails has over 20 years of experience in the handling and care of pets. They offer a variety of packages like “The Full Groom” that include nail clipping, double bath with natural shampoos, hand blow drying, ear cleaning, gland expression and a bow to top it off. There’s also a ton of extra services like teeth brushing, facials, nail filing and foot scrubs. They’re also brave enough to groom cats, and have extra services, too. 500 Metacom Avenue, Bristol. 401-253-8245, TidyTailsPetGrooming.com
They say that a happy dog is a trained dog, and we have to agree. It strengthens the bond between human and pet, and life without needing puppy pads just makes everyone happy.
Crate Escape Pet Care and Training Center in Bristol offers puppy and adult obedience classes, teaching everything from basic manners to leash walking and recall. They also provide pet sitting, dog socials, walking and pet taxi services. 220 High Street, Bristol. 401-441-4560, CrateEscape.org
Marcia Albert is the trainer at Manypaws Pet Villa and teaches classes emphasizing positive communication. Manypaws offers Puppy School designed for dogs five months and under that focuses on socialization, manners and behavior management, as well as Manners for Life for dogs over five months who have no prior formal training. 1126 Main Road, Westport. 508-636-5566, ManyPawsPetVilla.com
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