F E A R – F R E E
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 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.
Rachel has a passion for grooming dogs in a low stress manner. As a Certified Fear-Free Groomer, she strives to maintain a healthy relationship with each of her furry clients by remaining calm and compassionate. She has apprenticed with a Certified Master Groomer and is working toward her Master Certification as well. She thoroughly enjoys offering quality grooms and is always willing to take the time to talk with her clients to work out the best plan for their individual dog.