Tips for Grooming Your Dog

Posted by: Pack Leader | October 29, 2016 | Posted in Dog Behavior, Dog Grooming, Dog Health

Doxie doggy in SeattleYour pooch is your best friend and a constant companion, but keeping Fido’s coat groomed and cleaned is a challenge for even the most experienced dog owner. This is one reason many a pet owner chooses to take his best friend to a professional groomer rather than attempting a DIY cut and clean. Here are a few things dog groomers wish their clients knew about dog grooming. (more…)

Tips for Making Dog Bath Time Safe and Fun

Posted by: Pack Leader | April 1, 2016 | Posted in Dog Grooming


Bath time for your pooch can be stressful for both you and your dog.

Here are 6 tips to make it a safe and fun experience.

 

1. If the only time your pooch is in the bathroom is when it’s time for a bath, she may associate the room as a scary place. When playing indoor fetch with your pup, throw a toy in the bathroom, or do some training in there. This can help your pet think of the bathroom as a place where fun things happen.

2. Use bathmats on the floor to make walking on linoleum more comfortable for your pooch. Try a gripper mat in the tub to prevent him from slipping.

3. Use a gentle shampoo specifically made for dogs so that it does not irritate their skin. Also, avoid getting shampoo in Fido’s ears as this could lead to an infection.

4. Never schedule bath time when you’re in a rush. Taking your time will keep both you and your pup relaxed.

5. If your dog exhibits symptoms of anxiety, be mindful of your tone. Cooing that “it’s okay” can sound like whining to a canine’s ears. Dogs respond better to a happy, singsong voice.

6. Seek out dog grooming in Seattle if the experience continues to be stressful for your dog. Professional dog groomers know the tricks of the trade to keep your pup safe and comfortable.

Bath time needn’t be a scary venture for you and your pup. With practice and patience, you can learn to enjoy the experience together. Otherwise, seek out a professional who has the know-how to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for your furry friend.

Meet Central Bark’s Grooming Team!

Posted by: Pack Leader | November 21, 2015 | Posted in Dog Grooming

Central Bark now has two groomers on staff to meet your grooming needs!

Andrea Groom

Andrea has been sprucing dogs and cats up with her gentle and caring touch for 13 years. Her passion for all dogs- big, small, fuzzy and hairy has been with her since childhood but rescue dogs hold a special place in her heart. You’ll regularly see Andrea around Central Bark with her sidekick, Oopsy Chihuahua Mix who is one of her 3 rescue furkids. Andrea is available Tuesday-Saturday for full grooms & bath n’ blowout appointments every week!

Amanda Grooming

Amanda has been making over dogs for 7 years and has returned to Central Bark after a year long maternity leave. She has a passion for grooming all different breeds and loves getting to know each of the dogs’ personalities. Her expertise includes standard breed cuts as well as more creative ones including mohawks, adding feathers or even bling for the dog to wear. Amanda is available on Sundays for full grooms & bath n’ blowout appointments every week!

 

Call us (206)325-3525 or email info@central-bark.com to make an appointment with Andrea or Amanda.

Proper Techniques to Groom Your Dog

Posted by: admin | May 26, 2015 | Posted in Dog Grooming

Customers in need of dog grooming in Seattle often wonder how they can maintain their canine’s fabulous looks in between professional appointments. Fortunately, our knowledgeable pet lovers have some great tips, and we will bring a few basics to your attention here.

Start Small

The first home beauty treatments should be short. Beginning with a 5- or 10-minute session will allow your furry friend to adjust to this new experience.

Keep Tangles at Bay

One simple and enjoyable treatment is the brushing of your dog’s coat. This may need to be done daily if he or she has a long or easily matted coat. Short, smooth fur may only need to be brushed weekly.

Bathe Sparingly

Keep the bath sessions to every few months unless your pal is truly dirty, and use appropriate pet shampoo. This will prevent skin irritation.

Watch the Nails

One tricky aspect of canine care is the clipping of the nails. This may be best left to professionals, but if you would like to do it yourself, purchase high-quality dog clippers, and follow the directions faithfully. Note that dog nails contain a vein that can easily be nicked if the cutting is not done carefully.

With these grooming tips, Fido will be looking and feeling fabulous. Use these “spa” treatments as a relaxing bonding time for you both.

New manager here to serve you!

Posted by: admin | October 7, 2013 | Posted in Dog Daycare, Dog Grooming, Dog Training

 

Greeting all Central Bark blog readers and followers!
I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself, my name is Farrah Branson. I am very pleased to be the part of the Central Bark family as your newest manager.
A little about me; I bring a wealth of experience working in and managing
local dog facilities similar to Central Bark. In addition I am a
professional groomer, apprentice dog trainer and
have lots of dog handling experience. I am also an avid dog lover and I
provide foster care for local rescue dogs.
I could not be more thrilled to be joining this wonderful team of pet
professionals! I have chosen Central Bark for it’s amazing track record and
it’s high dedication to customer service. As someone who has worked in many
local dog businesses I can honestly say Central Bark is the best of the
best!
I have a very open door, hands on management style. Please feel free to stop
in and introduce yourself! I welcome questions, ideas and any concerns.
I look forward to meeting all of you and getting to know your beloved dogs!
I will be updating our blog and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CentralBarkWA. I will be
writing fun dog related stories, new health advancements and training tips.
‘A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves
himself.’
-Josh Billings
Have a lovely day,
Farrah

Bath & Brush Blowout!

Posted by: admin | January 18, 2013 | Posted in Dog Events, Dog Grooming

We are offering an exclusive bathing special for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Be one of the first 20 dogs in the door on Sunday January 20th and get a bath with our environmentally-friendly hypo-allergenic shampoo, a full brush-out, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, and nail trim for only $20!  Get all this for the price of a u-wash.

Doors open at 8am.  Bath & Brushes are on a first-come first-served basis.  Only the first 20 dogs will be accepted.*

*The Bath & Brush Blowout does not include any specialty shampoos, products, hair trimming or shaving.  Daycare charges apply for doggie daycare visitors.

We’re Growing

Posted by: admin | July 20, 2012 | Posted in Dog Daycare, Dog Grooming, Uncategorized

We would like to thank all of you for completing our Customer Satisfaction Survey. We got a lot of great feedback, we heard your requests, and we’ve made some improvements.

We now have a second webcam in the Patio Room. You asked for it, and we got it.  Now you can see what your four-legged friend is up to from breakfast to bedtime. We also have faster refresh rates for both of our cameras.

Central Bark is mobile.  Now you can watch your dog on the go with your iPhone.  Download it here at http://www.macworld.com/appguide/app.html?id=382306&expand=false

We are expanding the grooming department. We heard how important those post-play salon treatments were so we have added more grooming and we’re now offering haircuts and full service grooming on Saturdays as well as weekdays.

Thanks again for all the helpful input.  We hope you enjoy the new services.