A1 GROOMING, BASED IN SOUTH BIRMINGHAM
DOG GROOMING SERVICES FROM ONLY £5
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Creating the right style for your dog with our Professional or Show grooming service, your dog will get a unique and bespoke design.
Careful consideration is given to your dogs grooming style. We work closely with you and your dog. We will consider how much grooming you are prepared to do each day, as a rule the more fancy and longer the style, the more effort is required on a daily basis.
The other consideration is what kind of lifestyle do you and your dog have? If it is mainly urban walks, pavement walks if you like, this will suit a longer show style as less dirt and muck will be found on your dog.
If your dog enjoys an active style running in the mud and grass, a shorter more manageable style will be appropriate.
The younger the dog, the shorter the style as being active is the main priority. It will also help you to manage those dirty post walk chores.
An experienced groomer will consider the proportions of your dog in main blocks. The skill is to be able to visually balance the dog as well as giving a focal point in each block. Balance and flow should be seen to show both the breed standard and the uniqueness or individuality of the dog.
BOOK YOUR DOG IN WITH A1 TODAY:
The premier Dog grooming Birmingham Service.
So what makes A1 Grooming the right choice for you and your beloved dog?
Every dog is individually assessed - from behavioral needs to skin, coat and grooming style.
Bespoke treatments are made to fortify and enhance the dog and capture the individual uniqueness of the breed and personality.
This tailor made service ensures that the very best is enhanced and captured. The finish defines a healthy and unique look for your beloved dog.
We only serve one dog at a time, making sure that our full attention is on making sure your dog is calm and relaxed. We do not use crates, restraints or straps.
We also use high-quality ingredients such as Shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax to make sure your dog is looking its best!
Don’t settle for less for your precious dog; give them the grooming that they deserve. You won’t regret it.
MEET THE A1 TEAM
A1 Grooming Ltd.
Dog owner of 4 dogs, Tim K. is the founder of A1 grooming Ltd – restraint free grooming. He applies his ethos of behaviour and psychology to work with dogs restraint free whilst grooming.
He welcomes all breeds and all temperaments, helping dogs to find a more balance and harmony through energy, diet, healthcare and communication.
Additional information about behaviour can be found on tk-9.com
A1 Dog Grooming Business Owner, Dog groomer & stylist, Course mentor
Natasha F. took over the A1 dog grooming services in July 2016. She owns a pug called ‘Shorty’ but has grown up with dogs since a small child and loves all breeds big and tiny.
She welcomes all breeds big and small and continues to mentor and teach students.
Natasha is currently working towards her Level 5 grooming award as a full-time apprentice with Tim K.
Dog Groomer & Stylist,
Neil owns 3 dogs of his own. A beagle, Spaniel and Bloodhound. His passion for dogs is reflected in his ethos – nature and instinct is always best.
With his unique flair and artistry together with his passion for dogs, Neil makes a fantastic mentor and tutor for students on the course.
Neil welcomes all breeds and temperaments and is currently working towards his Level 5 grooming award as a full-time apprentice with Tim K.
THE PROCESS OF GROOMING
THE A1 GROOMING WAY
Prior to an appointment
Before every dog grooming Birmingham appointment, all equipment is sterilised and made clean and hygienically safe. This includes all equipment, grooming tools, the bathing area, drying area, outside area and walkways.
It is A1 Grooming’s policy that only one owners’ dogs are on site at any time, no crates, restraints and lots of dogs at one time. This is our ethos here and is non-negotiable!
No matter how many times a dog has visited, the same process is used to introduce your dog to the A1 grooming experience. Your dog is allowed to roam free and investigate the grooming area without interruption or human intervention.
Typically no vocalisation is done during this stage as your dog will be concentrating on their investigation of the area. Once the dog is ready, they will introduce themselves to me, signalling that they are happy to continue.
Each groom starts with a health check. This is essential to identify any abnormalities such as skin warts, tags, cuts, foreign matter – be it fleas, or vegetation.
It also enables the dog to get used to my touch and for me to promote a feeling of well being rather than panic!
Removal of matted fur and tangles. Knots removed and where possible hair saved for styling later.
Sterilised specialist bladed combs and equipment help to save as much coat as possible if a finishing style is to be done.
Filtered warm water is used to soak your dog before chemical free soaps and conditioners are applied to remove the dirt and grease from the coat. Ingredients such as tea, bicarbonate of soda, fresh lemon and apple cider vinegar help to remove dirt.
Palm & chemical free soaps with organic pesticide free ingredients. Shea butter, coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil, Aloe Vera & vitamin E are combined with herbs, fruits, berries and essential oils to create a thick creamy paste like lather, rich in vitamins and oils to condition and nourish the skin and hair.
Rinse and conditioner
Clean, filtered water (free from chlorine and lime) is used to rinse off the creamy lather. Another layer of aloe vera and shea & coconut butter is applied without expense, to ensure the coat and skin are properly protected during the drying stage.
After removing any excess water, clean towels are warmed and wrapped around your dog. Hand massaging with the warm towels helps to calm and soothe, before the introduction of warm air from the dryers are introduced.
The warm air is gently passed through the coat, through a comb as each hair is combed through very fine teeth and an anti static & aloe vera spray is dried into the coat. When both the hair and skin are completely dry, a cooling air is then used to make sure the dog has not over heated and to avoid heat spots or rash.
The finest blades and equipment are sterilised before use. Razor sharp, titanium and carbonised stainless steel blades are used to create the desired look. Nails are cut as required and ear hair is removed prior to cleaning. Teeth are treated with a natural gel containing tea tree oil, aloe vera and mint. Any hard plaque is scraped off.
Warm air is used to blow out any remaining cut hair from the coat and ribbons, bows and decorative items are now positioned and placed. Cologne or perfume is dried into the coat before a finishing layer of bees wax is applied for the shine.
A1 Grooming provide and offer a tailored and exclusive puppy grooming Birmingham service. We will reduce anxiety in your puppy. we never use restraints. We never use muzzles.
Find out more.
A1 Grooming has grown over the last 18 months. We have now groomed over 7,000 dogs at our headquarters in Birmingham. With an ever expanding client (and dog) base, we have employed new staff and as a result can now provide our dog grooming services to other areas within the West Midlands. Check out and see if your area is below:
We are now in Leicester! Situated in The old Library, Holmfield, Avenue West, Leicester Forest East, Leicester, LE33FF – A1 Grooming are proud to announce the arrival of the very first restraint free dog groomer in Leicester. Trained and endorsed by A1 Grooming founder Tim K. the Leicester branch of A1 Grooming, also has a dedicated pet and food store onsite. To find out more about the new team for our dog grooming Leicester services click here.
OUR BUYERS GUIDES AND REVIEWS
Our Dog Clippers Buyer Guide
We have put together a comprehensive guide of what A1 Grooming believes are the best dog clippers available in 2016.
We have selected ten of the best selling dog clippers available on Amazon (and even provided easy links if you wish to purchase).
We have supplied details as to why we like these chosen dog clippers and where appropriate shared our clients experiences and thoughts.
Read our dog clippers buyers guide.
LATEST NEWS, TUTORIALS, GUIDES AND HELP FROM A1 GROOMING
Thinking of becoming a dog groomer? Learn how to groom with the founder of A1 Grooming Ltd and
Learning to become a dog groomer is now very possible whether or not you want to simply know how to groom your own pets, to work as a professional groomer in a salon or boutique to owning your own business.