Cody Paw Spa is a full service pet grooming salon. Our goal is to keep your pet comfortable and looking his best.
Our clients' dogs are extremely varied, from tiny Yorkies to giant Mastiffs, from hairless Chinese Cresteds to thick coated Newfoundlands. No matter what dog we are grooming, safety remains our number one priority. We use high quality shampoos, formulated to be gentle on your dog's skin and the environment. We can leave your dog's coat natural, touch it up with a trim, or style it with a clip.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to make an appointment?
With the exception of nail trims, yes. During the winter, we may be able to get your dog in within a week or so, but in our busy season we are often booked four weeks out.
How much will it cost?
Prices are based on the size of dog, type of haircoat, behavior, and frequency of grooming. Please call or stop in for an estimate for your dog.
How long will it take for my dog to be groomed?
The average dog takes between two and four hours from start to finish.
Do I need to stay with my dog?
No, in fact, the dogs are usually a lot more relaxed when their owner is not there. Dogs tend to be very wiggly when they're excited, which makes it difficult to comb them, much less scissor a straight line. :) We will call you as soon as your dog is finished. If you happen to pull up while your dog is still on the table, please watch from your vehicle until we're finished. It makes our life much easier!
How often should my dog be groomed?
We have clients who bring their dogs every week and some who bring their dogs once a year. Six weeks is the average length between grooms for most of our regular clients. If you don't keep up on brushing or combing your dog at home, if your dog's coat tangles or mats easily, or if your dog has a very "doggie" smell, you may want to come more often.
When should my puppy be groomed for the first time?
As soon as your vet says it's okay. The critical imprint phase lasts until a puppy is around 16 weeks old. It is during this period that you want to expose it to as many things as possible. With large breeds, it is far easier to teach them how to walk up into the tub when they are still small puppies than it is to try to convince a 150lb dog! If you have a dog who will need regular clipping, we recommend bringing it in before they actually need a haircut. That way, if they are nervous, it allows us to get them comfortable with the sound and feel of the clipper without the added stress of combing out tangles, etc.
Do you sedate or muzzle unruly dogs?
Our top-of-the-line equipment allows us to safely groom most dogs. Thanks to the LIPSystem's endless possibilities, we are able to restrain dogs in such a fashion that they cannot (usually!) reach us, and we very, very rarely use muzzles anymore. If you do have a difficult dog, please, please, please!, ask us how you can work with it at home to make it easier on both your dog and the groomer. We do not sedate under any circumstances. About once or twice a year, we get a dog that is too nervous to safely groom, and in those cases, we refer them to a veterinarian who can sedate and clip them.
My dog has a few mats, can you just brush them out?
Whether or not we can brush them out depends on the type of hair, how severe the mats are, and how tolerant the dog is. We believe in "humanity before vanity" and will recommend a short clip for a fresh start if necessary. We have before and after pictures, so we can show you what to expect if your dog falls in that category.
I want my dog short, but not shaved. Can you do that?
Ah, terminology! We have found that everyone has a different definition of words like "short" and "shaved," so rather than assume we are thinking the same thing, we'll discuss it with you in detail to make sure we're on the same page!
Should I tip the groomer?
Tips are not required, but always welcome!
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