A1 GROOMING, BASED IN SOUTH BIRMINGHAM

YOUR ONLY CHOICE FOR PROFESSIONAL & SHOW GROOM STANDARD DOG GROOMING.

WE ARE
A1 GROOMING.

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.

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Clients


A1 Dog Grooming Birmingham has had over 7000 clients and counting.
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Years


We have been accredited dog groomers for the past 4 years.
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Years


We have been dog behavioral specialists for the last 7 years.
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A1 Grooming has a perfect track record without using restraints!

Restraint free. Bespoke styling. Luxurious Ingredients. KC & Crufts Experienced.

NEW FOR 2016

A1 Grooming are now providing a range of dog grooming packages. Ranging from a simple wash and go dog grooming service (from as little as £20!) to the ultimate "show groom" for your beloved canine!

See our Dog grooming Birmingham packages below
Puppy Groom
From £ 20

  • For puppies under 9 months
  • Introduction to grooming
  • Restraint free
  • Gentle chemical free ingredients
  • Free grooming tips so you can care for your dog between grooms
Wash and Go
From £ 20

  • Price is based on breed / coat type
    Price will depend on the breed and/or coat your dog has. Call us on 0121 477 6019 to discuss.
  • Anal Glands
  • Restraint free
  • Nail trim
  • Inner ear hair removal
Basic groom
From £ 30

  • Price is based on breed / coat type
    Price will depend on the breed and/or coat your dog has. Call us on 0121 477 6019 to discuss.
  • Anal Glands
  • Nail trim
  • Inner Ear Hair removal
  • Basic clipping of coat & Face styling
Standard Groom
£ 40

  • Health check
    This is where we check for lumps, bumps, skin tags, parasites and foreign material.
  • Basic Matted knots removal
    Areas such as behind the ears, neck, arm pits and feet are detangled.
  • Basic grooming style
    Typically this will have a majority of clipper work with minimal scissoring i.e. teddy bear look & short styles. Hair is removed from between the toes and removed from the inner ear. Nails trimmed.
  • Standard wash and rinse
    Our simple non chemical & palm free products remove the dirt effectively and without causing damage to the skin, eyes or fur. Emptying of the anal glands will be done during this stage.
  • Cologne / Perfume
    A choice of high quality aromas are available for the finishing touch.
Pro Groom
£ 90

  • Health check
    This is where we check for lumps, bumps, skin tags, parasites and foreign material.
  • Complete Matted knots removal
    Great care and attention is given to ensure the total removal of mats and knots from the coat is done as gently as possible.
  • Professional grooming style
    High quality scissors and blades are used to create and define the style of your choice allowing a more unique and individual range of styles to compliment your dogs’ characteristics and personality. All areas are included such as nails, feet, toes, ears and tail.
  • Rinsed in double filtered water
    Water is filtered twice to ensure there are no impurities left in the coat and skin – essential for show results and for dogs with sensitive skin or suffer with skin related illnesses.
  • Premium Cologne / Perfume
    Premium scents such as Dolce & Gabbana , CK1, Joop for men, for the finishing touch.
  • Teeth Treatment
  • Anti-static & Aloe Vera spray & gel
    Veterinary grade aloe vera is applied to soothe the skin during the process of grooming to reduce any post groom scratching.

    Anti-static treatment is applied during drying to ensure no static is present for weeks after the groom.
  • Final application of Show wax
    Finishing wax is locked into the coat to ensure that the look is long lasting and more resistant to stains and dirt as well as giving that healthy shine and flow to the coat.
  • Final blast of air
    Warm air is blasted through the coat to remove any fine cut hair to ensure your dog does not leave it on your clothing and in your car on collection.
Show groom
£ 120
  • Design & Health consultation
    Time is spent with you going over every part of your dog and to tailor make your choice style. This will encompass health, diet and behavioural areas as well as the styling. We also check for lumps, bumps, skin tags, parasites and foreign material.
  • Complete Matted knots removal
    Great care and attention is given to ensure the total removal of mats and knots from the coat is done as gently as possible.
  • Designer bespoke show finish styling
    High quality scissors and blades are used to create and define the style of your choice allowing a more unique and individual range of styles to compliment your dogs’ characteristics and personality. All areas are included such as nails, feet, toes, ears and tail.
  • Rinsed in double filtered water
    Water is filtered twice to ensure there are no impurities left in the coat and skin – essential for show results and for dogs with sensitive skin or suffer with skin related illnesses.
  • Premium Cologne / Perfume
    Premium scents such as Dolce & Gabbana , CK1, Joop for men, for the finishing touch.
  • Teeth Treatment
  • Anti-static & Aloe Vera spray & gel

    Anti-static treatment is applied during drying to ensure no static is present for weeks after the groom.

    Veterinary grade aloe vera is applied to soothe the skin during the process of grooming to reduce any post groom scratching.

  • Final application of Show wax
    Finishing wax is locked into the coat to ensure that the look is long lasting and more resistant to stains and dirt as well as giving that healthy shine and flow to the coat.
  • Final blast of air
    Warm air is blasted through the coat to remove any fine cut hair to ensure your dog does not leave it on your clothing and in your car on collection.
  • Luxury Shampoo & Conditioner
    Indulgent ingredients such as oatmeal, Ylang Ylang, lavender, shea butter, Manuka honey, lemon, bicarbonate of soda are used to cleanse and nourish your dogs’ coat.
  • Feet spa soak
    Organic ingredients are used to create a fizzy soak for your dogs to soothe and nourish the pads and remove dirt from the nail beds. Seaweed and argan oil infused with lavender are wrapped after soaking to condition and soothe the paws.
  • Complimentary pack (free soap, cologne/perfume)
    A soap and cologne / perfume of your choice
  • Health plan and diet consultation
    a health plan including diet and supplements can be given to help your dog be as fit as possible in a natural way. This includes areas such as wight loss, skin disorders, allergies and general constitution and metabolism
  • Free interim groom
    A free follow up groom is available to ensure the look is maintained for as long as possible and typically will only include a comb out and trim.
  • Free interim Nail management
    Drop in for a free nail trim as often as you like between grooms.

BESPOKE DESIGN.

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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.

THE PROCESS OF GROOMING

THE A1 GROOMING WAY

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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!

The introduction

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.

Health check

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!

Pre groom

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.

Pre wash

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.

Wash

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.

Drying

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.

Finishing dry

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.

Styling

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.

Finishing touches

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.

Puppy grooming

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.
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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:

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NEW FOR 2016 - DOG REIKI

As it is for us humans there has been a lot of development with understanding the internal energy pathways that are believed, exist in all living things.

There are pathways that provide a connection to all organs and tissues that can become blocked or unbalanced. Very much like blood, these pathways require maintenance and sometimes bringing back into balance.

In a typical reiki session, I firstly analyse the state of your dog by cultivating energy into the 7 chakras that exist. This is done with a hands on touch from me. The responses are then determined to see if there is areas of over or under activity.

Find our more about our dog reiki services.

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Visit us: A1 Grooming Birmingham, 25 Oaklands, Birmingham, B31 1FD.

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