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Discussion in 'Dog Boarding' started by doggilover, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. doggilover

    doggilover PetForums Junior

    May 29, 2013
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    Would a home Boarder be expected to groom a long haired dog in their care?
  2. SusieRainbow

    SusieRainbow Administrator
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    Jan 21, 2013
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    I would expect so depending on the texture of the coat. I have 2 wire-haired dogs, one has a soft, silky coat that needs combing out daily to remove grass seeds etc, and they both need faces washing daily as food gets trapped in their beards causing tangles. But clipping , stripping etc I wouldn't expect, just general maintenance grooming.
  3. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

    Aug 18, 2011
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    As it's part of caring for a dog then yes. Grass seeds can be very dangerous
    However, there are a huge amount of seeds at the moment and if was just some seeds in the coat when picked up, it may show that the dog has been having good walks
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  4. tabelmabel

    tabelmabel PetForums VIP

    Oct 18, 2013
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    Yes. My dog goes to home boarding when we are on holiday. He is a long haired tibetan terrier. The day before he goes into boarding, we always send him to the groomer so that he is clean and fresh smelling for the boarder's home

    He arrives mat free in tip top condition. I send all his combs, brushes, detangling spray and he has been in 2 different boarding homes now and has always come home mat free. They havent bathed him and i dont expect them to - but they give him a daily brush and comb and he comes back looking pretty good.
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  5. Yorkey

    Yorkey PetForums Junior

    Aug 19, 2019
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    I guess some dog border have this kind of service, especially for a long period boarding life, many kinds of the dog always long hairy.
    In Leicester, there is a 5 rating border named Home Pet Boarding @ Wigston LE18 support a home visit, you can consult first.
    Many boarding support a home visit service, so call them in advance will be better.
    Other things you'd better know before choosing a boarding home:
    1. Enough individual space for every pet
    2. Clean and comfortable environment
    3. Entertainment and food
    4. Medical support
  6. David Hendra

    David Hendra PetForums Newbie

    Aug 31, 2019
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    The November 2018 Guidance Notes to Conditions 5.3, 7.1 and 9.11 of the 2018 Regulations all mention grooming. In my opinion, every home dog boarder should be doing this as a matter of routine. We certainly do at Gail's Home Dog Boarding in Morecambe!

    Surely if your dog boarder refused to do this they would be failing to meet the animal welfare regulations?

    (And as I write this my wife is gently untangling the ear hair of a beautiful working cocker called Maisie!)
  7. kimthecat

    kimthecat PetForums VIP

    Aug 11, 2009
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    I would say yes. We always groomed dogs at the kennels where I used to work.
    David Hendra likes this.
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