As the months get hotter as we head towards the summer season, maintaining our dogs' grooming routines become increasingly important. This is especially true in Queensland, referred to as Australia's sunshine state - to say the least, our furbabies have to endure some pretty challenging weather conditions during these summer months. Even during cooler months, regular grooming remains essential - grooming isn't just about looking and smelling good, but is also important for your pooch's well-being. Grooming provides opportunities for lumps and bumps, cuts and grazes, fleas or ticks (and the list goes on) to be discovered early to maximise the effectiveness of any treatments given.
Why should I take my dogs to As Slick as a Dog Grooming Salon specifically?
As a business "born out of our love of dogs", Slick as a Dog are dedicated to providing excellent services to all customers, people and of course, dogs, alike - with well-trained grooming professionals staffing the place, Slick as a Dog can and will cater for all your pets' grooming requirements, with a guarantee of professional service from all staff. Staff work with owners to meet each dog's individual needs, and tailor the grooming experience accordingly with the goal of keeping your pet happy and in great condition!
Robyn, the current owner of As Slick as a Dog has been involved in showing, grooming, and breeding dogs since the 1970s - Robyn has known this salon and its groomers since it was known as "As Slick as a Dog". Four years ago, on April 1st, 2012, Robyn decided to purchase As Slick as a Dog, because it was a grooming salon she knew and more importantly, a grooming salon that she believes in. As Robyn says, "I am fortunate with the top quality groomers I have 'inherited' and the fabulous work environment we have."
Robyn and her shihtzu. Photo taken from As Slick as a Dog Grooming Salon's Facebook page.
I never thought about taking my pug to a grooming salon before, until I stumbled across a 'strip-out' service targeting double coated breeds - professional strip-outs helps remove matted and/or loose fur, minimises hair breakages and, most importantly, allows your pet to enjoy themselves in the Australian heat, even in summer. From when I first booked Eddy in, to dropping him off, and picking him up, it was completely hassle free on my end. Looking for a groomer at the last-minute was stressful (I only had the very next day available), but Robyn was able to book us in the afternoon before we went. She was also kind enough to accomodate dropping Eddy off 30 minutes before the salon officially opened its doors, and also explained the process to me as it was my first time taking Eddy to a grooming salon. In regards to the actual grooming, I definitely noticed a change in Eddy's coat - he shed heaps less, had noticeably less hair (you could actually see the collar now!), and overall had a much smoother and shinier coat. Plus, he didn't seem fazed about the groom when he was picked up, so it must have been a positive experience for him!
You've convinced me, but where is As Slick as a Dog Grooming Salon?
Their salon, located in Carina, is specially designed for pet grooming and is equipped with first class facilities. Carina is conveniently located just 7km east of the CBD, and is mainly residential in nature. On the same street as the grooming salon, there is a great dog friendly cafe called Backstreet Espresso - it's the perfect place for some bonding time with your pooch before and/or after a trip to As Slick as a Dog. Alternatively, for those waiting in the area while your pooch gets groomed, Backstreet Espresso is the perfect place to relax with a cuppa while your furbaby relaxes in the hands of experienced groomers just down the street!
What grooming services do As Slick as a Dog Grooming Salon offer?
The following services are listed on their website:
Ear Clean & Plucking
Colour Enhancer Treatments
Flea & Tick Treatments
However, even though As Slick as a Dog did not have the 'strip out' service listed on their website, Robyn knew exactly what it entailed as soon as I mentioned it - with all staff being experienced professionals, there is no doubt that they will be able to meet your needs, even if not listed specifically on their website. There are also pick up and delivery services available - contact As Slick as a Dog for more information.
Eddy looking handsome after his grooming session - photo taken from As Slick as a Dog Grooming Salon's Facebook page.
Does As Slick as a Dog Grooming Salon offer any other services other than grooming?
As Slick as a Dog have heaps of products for sale, including flea and tick preventions, shampoo, leads, and collars. There is also a range of premium dog food, in addition to healthy treats for your pooch. Save yourself a trip to the pet shop and get your essentials here instead when you drop your dog off!
Products for sale, including flea and tick preventions, shampoo, leads and collars.
How are dogs treated at As Slick as a Dog Grooming Salon?
Like royalty! Every dog has their own area to stay in during their time at As Slick as a Dog. If you're worried about your dog getting into a fight with another canine guest, your pooch is in safe hands, because here at As Slick as a Dog, dogs do not interact with each other during their stay. This is for the safety of all doggy customers that visit. Plus, there is a jar of treats out the front for owners to reward their dogs for, well, getting pampered! It's a hard life for some...