At just over a year old, Cooper had shed his puppy coat, but hadn’t been groomed regularly so his coat had become thick and matted. He wasn’t looking his best when he arrived at the parlour and we had some work to do!
An hour and a very large pile of dead hair later Cooper was ready for a bath.
Once that was done, we donned face masks and protective goggles (what must Cooper have thought of us!) and used the blaster dryer to force out the water from Cooper’s coat. This also lifts any remaining dead hair to the surface. We could then blow dry and brush out the coat.
All in all, it was a good workout for us – grooming certainly prevents batwing arms!
Cooper was such a good boy during his stay at 4 Paws, but we had to use a muzzle because he still has some puppyish habits – he likes to mouth and grab at our arms – playfully but it can still hurt.
Cooper was with us for three hours in total, so with two groomers working on him that means six hours labour – not a cheap grooming session! But it was so worth it. Cooper left looking very smart, with a beautifully light and glossy coat that was free of debris. And I think he felt so much happier, free of the weight of dead coat and very ready for the summer months to come.