Why Choose Scotgroom?

International award-winning experience and training at the highest level.

Professionals in animal welfare.

Happy and safe environment for dogs, clients and students.

Pet Care Trust member

Members of the Pet Industry Federation and British Dog Groomers' Association

Hours of Business:

Monday to Thursday:
9.30am 3.30pm

We're always busy at Scotgroom, so please leave a message on our answering machine and we'll call you back as soon as we can. Thanks!

Tel: 01555 770333

Frequently asked questions

You'll find answers to many common questions in this section. If you require additional information, don't hesitate to call us, or send us an email.

dog grooming questions and answers

What do I do if my dog has fleas?

Get a treatment from your vet and also worm your animal for tapeworm, as the flea is the intermediate host for this parasite. Also get a household spray for fleas from your vet to use in all areas your dog is going into, e.g., sofas, carpets, skirtings, as these are where the flea breeds. They only go onto the dog to feed. So, for every flea you find on your dog there are many more in its surroundings.

How do I keep my dog's coat from matting?

Choosing the right breed of dog for your lifestyle is very important as, if you chose a coated breed e.g., a Cocker Spaniel, Bichon Frisé or poodle, you will have to spend a certain amount of time each day brushing and combing the coat. If it gets wet it must be thoroughly dried and combed, as it will felt if left. A short lesson from your groomer is always an advantage.

How do I become a dog groomer?

Firstly get some experience in working with dogs, especially handling awkward and varied temperaments. Get to know about different breeds of dog and be able to recognise them. No-one wants to leave their dog to be groomed by someone who does not know what the breed is. Read, read and read about dog psychology, diseases, nutrition and common problems, as these are all in a day's work to a groomer. When you are ready, contact us to book-in on one of our 3-day courses. This deals with all the ancillary work involved in being a dog groomer and allows the student to experience the environment of a salon before committing to a longer (and more expensive) course.

How long does it take to groom a dog?

At Scotgroom, we allow approximately three hours per dog, so that the dog is not rushed or the groom compromised by lack of time. It takes longer than owners think to bath and dry a dog properly, attend to its ears, nails and styling. Please remember that animals are not always on their best behaviour, so grooming times may vary.