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Services Overview

At Canberra K9s, we offer a stress free grooming experience for your dog(s). Your pet's safety and comfort are our first priority.

We offer two location options:

  • we can either come to you, just leave access to power, water and your pet

or

  • you can drop your dog off at our premises in Duffy, Canberra (a discount of $5) to the total grooming price of a full clip only, included).

Our services

Canberra K9s offers a selection of grooming services. We strive to provide a service that is best suited for your particular dog.

We listen to how you would like to have your dog groomed including ways of retaining desired coat length, where possible.

To help your dog feel relaxed and comfortable, we also provide treats and cuddles free of charge!

Please note, we do not have boarding facilities so dogs need to be picked up when their groom is complete.

Wash n' Dry

  • brush out loose coat
  • Hand washed twice in warm water with shampoo and conditioner
  • Towel dried, then dried with high velocity dryer (if your dog can tolerate it)
  • Nails trimmed
  • Ears cleaned

Wash, dry and Trim

  • brush out loose coat
  • Hand bathed in warm water with shampoo and conditioner
  • Towel dried, then dried with high velocity dryer (if your dog can tolerate it)
  • Nails trimmed
  • Ears cleaned
  • Trimming of the coat around eyes, face, legs and feet
  • Trimming of the sanitary areas

Full groom / de-shed

  • Hand bathed in warm water with shampoo and conditioner
  • Towel dried, then dried with high velocity dryer (if your dog can tolerate it)
  • Nails trimmed
  • Ears cleaned
  • Trimming of the sanitary areas
  • Clipping and scissoring of the coat to your desired length (where possible) or de-shed coat
  • Brushing of coat for a nice finish.

Our policies 

To maintain a clean, healthy, coat, and prevent skin concerns, all dogs should be groomed by a professional dog groomer on a regular schedule of every 4, 6, or 8 weeks, maximum. 

By keeping your dog clean and free of any matting you are sure to be meeting his grooming needs.

Canberra K9s do not use cage/crate drying.

All dogs are hand dried with towels first, and then with a high velocity dryer if they will tolerate it.

We use happy hoodies to muffle the dryer noise for those dogs with sensitive ears.

Our facilities are well ventilated, hygienic, safe and provide a relaxed environment for your dog.

When making an appointment, we will discuss the estimated price with you. This price may vary depending on the size of your pet, its coat type, condition and any special needs.

Dogs with special needs

We know that some dogs due to illness, injury or age require special attention while in our care. Please advise us of your dog’s special needs when you leave them with us. We will do our best to ensure that your pet is comfortable while in our care. 

Like all our dogs, nervous and shy dogs, will receive the best of our attention and care to get them gently accustomed to bathing, grooming and clipping so that they look forward to coming back to visit us.

Unfortunately, this may take several visits to achieve this. We will do the best we can to complete the groom to your satisfaction, however we will not push a dog beyond its limits. 

If your dog is really stressed out, we are happy for you to come back on another day (within 5 days) to complete the groom.

If you have any special requirements such as a prescription shampoo, please let us know so that we can accommodate your needs.

Matted coats

Depending on the skin type and the age of your pet, de-matting could be a painful process. At Canberra K9s, if your dog is heavily matted or felted, we clip them short.

To achieve a longer haircut we will discuss with you about getting your dog on a regular grooming cycle.

Your dog's behaviour

Canberra K9s may use grooming loops and muzzles for safety purposes and to aid in grooming your dog. Please tell us if your dog has any areas on their bodies where they don't like to be touched or groomed, for example nail trimming.

We understand that not all dogs enjoy the grooming process, and will not perform any grooming procedure that causes pain or undue stress to your dog. Additional charges for difficult behaviour may apply on top of the grooming price.

If a groom is not able to be completed because of your dog's behaviour, we will stop grooming and call you immediately to come and collect your pet. Note: You will be charged for the time spent in trying to groom your dog.

Canberra K9s will not groom dogs that are too aggressive to handle safely.

Opening Hours

Grooms are by appointment only. Canberra K9s will be open at the following times:

Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:00pm

Saturday closed.

Sunday closed.