F E A R – F R E E C E R T I F I E D
The well-being, safety and comfort of every dog is our top priority. Attending to dogs’ body language and responding to their needs helps to make their groom a calm, positive experience. Our Fear-Free Certified Groomer uses techniques include the use of treats, calming pheromones, low-stress body handling, and stress breaks. We pride ourselves on giving dogs the autonomy and respect to say ‘no’ when they are uncomfortable.
+ Cage-Free Drying
+ Low-Stress Handling Techniques
+ Unlimited Stress Breaks offered as needed
+ One Dog (or Family) Appointment at a time
+ Treats used for Reinforcement & Building Positive Experiences
+ Fear, Anxiety & Stress Assessments throughout Appointment
Consistency is necessary for a fear-free grooming experience. Dogs groomed frequently have a greater opportunity to build a good rapport with their groomer, have fewer matts and overall better coat condition, and are more likely to express comfortable, low-stress behaviour. Owners also benefit from minimizing additional costs associated with matting, poor coat conditions, or behavioural training associated with cooperative grooming care.
Recommended Maintenance Schedule for Happy, Healthy Dogs
+ Baths & Full Grooms: 4-6 weeks
+ Nail Trims: 1-4 weeks
+ Brush Outs: 1-3 weeks
Our rates below reflect not only the quality of the final product, but also the training, skill, and commitment ‘behind the scenes’ dedicated to every dog for a fear-free experience.
Additional fees may be added for no shows or cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment time, as well as late drop offs or pick-ups. Time slots are booked strategically to ensure dogs do not share their appointment time with another dog. Please contact your groomer ahead of time if you are unable to drop off or pick up at the agreed upon times.
Base prices listed below.
Size, coat condition, cut, and behaviour may increase price.
All prices plus 5% GST.
Bath, brush, blow dry, nail trim, ear cleaning, and full body hair (or breed specific tidy).
Bath & Tidy
Bath, brush, blow dry, nail trim, ear cleaning, and light trim as needed such as paws, face, or sanitary area.
Clipping and Dremelling available. Either or both will be used based on condition of nails and the dog’s acceptance of each tool.
I grew up in Whitecourt, Alberta, and moved to the island in February of 2022. I’ve been in love with not only the beauty of the island but also the culture and diversity of people that call this place home.
At home, I have Trixie, a pitbull x black Labrador, as well as a black cat named Kitty. The three of us love to go on walks together and spend our days in the sun. My hobbies include camping and hiking, as well as attending local events.
Growing up, I’ve always had a deep passion and love for animals, so as soon as I got the chance to turn that passion into a career, I took it, which is when I fell in love with grooming.
I believe that grooming is a field that you can never stop learning, which is why I’m always looking to further my knowledge by attending seminars and expos. I am in the process of becoming fear free certified, I am pet first aid trained, as well as certified through the safety program with the AKC.
My favourite way to spend my day is getting to know all of the individual personalities that come into the salon and getting to treat them all with the love and attention that they deserve.