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55 High Street, Cockenzie, East Lothian EH32 0DG   01875-812648


East Lothian's Premier Dog Service

Setting the standard for quality grooming



Maintenance Groom

A maintenance groom service is available for your short coated dog or if your long coated dog is regularly groomed and kept mat free, otherwise a full groom may be necessary depending on the condition of the dog on presentation at the appointment.

But if all you need for your pet is a maintenance groom to keep him in shape, then we can keep him looking good with a wash, dry and brush out and a body clip if required.  Eyes, ears, feet and nails will be attended to as well as tidying up around the face and tail to keep your pet in shape.

This is the minimum that we would do to clean the dogs coat and remove any mats.  It is not intended to be as intensive as a Full Groom and does not involve any styling. 

Please note that depending on how heavily matted the coat is on examination, additional time and therefore cost may be incurred, so it may not be possible to achieve the desired finish or style you desire.  Whilst your dog is in our temporary care we have a duty to ensure its welfare under section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to relieve any unnecessary suffering, for example, due to excessive mats.

When dealing with heavily matted coats, our priority is for the dogs health and well being first and foremost, and styling has to take second place.  You will be advised of the best course of action for your dog when first examined at your appointment.  There is an extra charge for pre-clipping depending on the size and extent of the matting that needs removed before bathing to cover the extra time as we are clipping your dog twice, plus there is additional wear caused to our clipper blades taking off dirty coats.

Special Appointments

Due to the time it takes to produce highly stylised cuts, breeds which have these requirements are only considered for special appointments.  Please see our Full Groom page for more details.

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Maintenance Grooming

A maintenance groom service is available for your dog if it is regularly groomed and kept relatively mat free, otherwise a full groom may be necessary depending on the condition of the dog on presentation at the appointment. We can tailor a schedule and prices to suit your dogs lifestyle requirements. For instance, simply a wash/dry and tidy up between full appointments may be all you want, or your busy lifestyle may require a schedule that also includes additional wash/dries between the full and tidy up appointments. For example, we have some customers on a 3 month rolling maintenance schedule which comprises of:

Week 0: full groom, Week 3: wash/dry, Week 6: wash/dry/tidy paws/nails and face/tail, Week 9: wash/dry, Week 12: full groom.

Example price for small/medium in a short coat might be: full = £39, wash/dry = £29, maintenance = £34

Large and Extra Large Dogs: Please note that we no longer cater for some large and extra large dogs from December 2016.

Hand stripping: Sorry, we no longer offer this service but have left the text below for information purposes only.

Hand stripping is a time intensive procedure that can only be performed on coats of the correct texture and which has not previously been clipped. Neutering often changes coat texture and in most cases renders hand stripping impossible. Even if not neutered and not previously clipped, some areas of your dog may be too sensitive for hand stripping, for example if there is a skin condition, injury site or underlying medical or physical condition. Old or infirm dogs should be clipped to minimise stress and reduce the amount of time required to stand for the grooming processes.

Nail clipping
We are happy to carry out nail clipping free of charge for existing customers groomed dogs if needed between visits. £7 fixed price existing customers non-groomed dogs or for non-grooming customers regardless of the number of nails actually clipped. All nail clipping is by appointment only, just call on the day and we will advise a time when we can accommodate you (subject to us having time and table space available).

To prevent stress and possible injury to your dog and our staff, we do not guarantee to be able to clip any of your dog’s nails if it is non-compliant with the procedure and displays aggressive behaviour. Not all of your dog’s nails will necessarily need to be clipped, so only those that do will be attempted.

A printable PDF of our current price guide is available by clicking this text.

Please ensure you read and understand our conditions before you wish us to groom your dog (especially for matted coats, potentially aggressive dogs or known persistent barkers), then make an appointment on


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But wait, before you email, remember it is ALWAYS quicker to phone for appointment enquiries, as we can tell you right away what slots we have available and offer one to suit you.  It's so much easier than playing email, text or FaceBook message ping-pong!  Please note if calling late in the day we may have already closed depending on when our last dog of the day was finished.

Please note that if you call late in the working day, we may have already left depending on when our last booked dog was finished. In that case you will be called back the next working day.

We reserve the right to amend prices without notice

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We can provide you with professional bathing shampoo's and conditioners to keep your dogs coat in tip top condition between grooms.

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