Dog Grooming in Fakenham Norfolk
Welcome to The Dog House Fakenham
Located in Hempton near Fakenham, The Dog House offers a full range of dog grooming services for all breeds and sizes of dogs. We groom to full breed standard or can create a practical pet groom of your choice. We will complete a health, temperament & grooming consultation on every customer’s first visit to us. Our dog grooming team is dedicated & passionate to offering you & your pup the best care and we are all trained to the high professional City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 Diploma standards.
The Dog House grooming studio is fully equipped with the best professional equipment and products and we use high quality natural Wildwash canine shampoos to attend to the specific coat & skin needs of each individual dog.
The welfare of your dog is our main priority. We pride ourselves on caring, calming handling throughout your dog’s grooming experience & will never rush dog grooming. We aim to encourage, train & reassure all the dogs we groom to relax & enjoy the experience, from a puppy’s first gentle introductory groom to elderly dogs which may need extra support or comfort breaks. We also work with many dogs which may have experienced stressful grooming elsewhere, helping them to overcome fears, often with very rewarding results.
The Dog House has a very loyal customer base in the Fakenham area & well beyond with customers choosing to use our services from across Norfolk & indeed other neighbouring counties. Check out some of our many lovely Facebook reviews.
From a ‘while you wait’ nail clip to a full bath & style our fabulous team of mad dog lovers will aim to make you & your dog feel at ease. Should you prefer to pop in & use our self service dog bath we will guide & help you if we can.
Dog Grooming Services
Whether you’ve had a bad dog grooming experience, got a new puppy, are new to the area or just fancy a change, we are here to listen to you. We ask that you allow time for a short consultation, especially on your first visit to us, so we can discuss your dog’s grooming needs. We can groom to breed standard or to a style of your choice, offer advice & explain fully the grooming style & procedure we decide upon so there are no unexpected shocks when you come to take your dog home. We work efficiently at all times but with patience, care and comfort breaks for your dog when needed.
What to expect from a Dog House groom
- Pre-bath brush and basic health, skin and coat examination
- Patient, professional handling at all times
- Bath and blow dry by hand
- Nail trim and emptying of anal glands if required
- Ear clean and trim
- Body clip, handstrip or undercoat brush out depending on breed and preference
- Hand scissor finish to perfection
Hand Stripping Experts
We are fully trained experts in the art of hand stripping suitable coarse haired coats.
Done properly this is a gentle process resulting in the removal of the ‘blown’ coat promoting beautifully textured and fully coloured regrowth.
New Puppy Grooming Intro Sessions
Introducing your pup to dog grooming at an early age helps make the dog grooming experience an enjoyable and stress free experience throughout your dog’s life.
We encourage your puppy to explore the sounds and smells of our grooming environment. We’ll advise you on coat care, demonstrate home grooming care techniques and gently start some grooming procedures such as nails, feet, face and hygene trimming.
45 minute 1-1 session with you and pup and lots of love and cuddles. £15.00
A Matted Coat
Many dog’s coats are prone to mats. Mats are tangled masses of interwoven hair that often form on areas of the dog that rub together such as behind the ears, legs, tail and collar. Moisture, dirt and debris catch up in mats and can result in irritation, infection and painful pulling on a dog’s skin.
We can remove some smaller mats and tangles and advise owners on regularity of dog grooming appointments and home brushing products and routines if required.
In cases of severe matting our primary concern is with the welfare of the dog and sometimes the only remedy we can advise is clipping off the matted areas, in effect, ‘starting again’.
With positive gentle handling, reassurance & association most dogs can learn to relax & happily tolerate having their nails clipped. A dog’s nails should be off the ground when the dog stands naturally. Over long nails can distort a dog’s gait, posture & lead to deformed bones in the foot. Untrimmed dew claws can grow around on themselves, growing into the skin causing pain & infection.
We also trim the hair between the pads & check your dog’s feet for grass seeds & knots whilst clipping nails. From £6