We have multiple bathing facilities to cope with all
breeds and sizes in a spacious and comfortable
environment. We have electric lift baths and
tables and only use biodegradable, ph neutral
shampoos and conditioners specially formulated for
professional grooming. We use unique "Splash
Shower" hydro-massage bathing systems to thoroughly
clean your dogs coat, designed and built by us.
Incorporating multiple shower head settings for
gentle to powerful deep cleaning and triple
filtering to minimise the environmental impact of
our waste water. Even our waste air extracted
from our premises is double filtered to reduce air
bound pollution to a minimum. Our facilities
are also laid out and constructed to reduce the
transmission of unwanted noise from our processes to
our neighbours. We have even modified our high
velocity dryers to be more efficient by adding a
variable heat output control and made them run
quieter, which is good for us and our doggy
Our Studio is the
newest and most advanced dog grooming facility in
South East Scotland, and the only dedicated grooming
establishment on a High Street location in East
As of the 2nd December 2011, we permanently
ceased our mobile service and sold our van to
another Scotgroom trained groomer. But as we
extensively modified, and developed the original K9
conversion plus advised/assisted other mobile
groomers get started in business, we have left the
following information here for information.
Our van was a Ford
Transit long wheelbase high roof that has been
customised by K9 Conversions of Brighton. It
is completely waterproofed and lined in smooth
fibreglass to allow easy cleaning and disinfecting.
Lighting is via two double fluorescent fittings
positioned over the bath and grooming table plus a
third single fitting above the side door to minimise
The main water supply
is held in a 210 litre tank, immersion heated and
set to 40°C. We also have an additional (the
original built in tank) of 140 litres. Dogs are
bathed in a two level hydro-massage bath with a
removable door to enable it to be used by dogs as
small as a Yorkie or as big as a Newfoundland.
Water is drawn from the tank to a sump in the bath
which is then pumped under high pressure to a hand
held shower head for washing and rinsing your dog.
We have two shower heads which gives us a choice of
four shower pattern settings to cope with the most
demanding of coats to the most sensitive of dogs.
Depending on the size and how dirty your dog is,
two, three or even four sump-full's of water are
used to get your dog clean. Waste water is
discharged underneath the van when finished with.
As a comparison, we generally discharge much less
water than when you wash your car and impact on the
environment is minimised through the use of
ph-neutral, bio-degradable products in our grooming
processes which contain natural pesticides and no
We had two variable
speed high velocity heated air blaster/dryers which
are used to blow out dirt/dead coat before washing.
They are also used to speed the drying process by
removing excess water before the dog is brush dried
using a lower velocity air speed on the grooming
Electric power was
supplied by the customer via an accessible 13A mains
socket to our 25 metre RCD protected cable.
For all seasons comfort (ours and the dogs) whilst
working, there are two extractor fans, a 3 speed
large re-circulating fan, an air conditioning and
dehumidifying unit and an oil filled radiator.
A height adjustable
grooming table completed the main equipment with a
variety of restraints, supports and nooses to allow
us to work on the majority of dogs in a safe way at
a convenient level. We also carry a hip
support and full body sling to allow older or infirm
dogs to be groomed efficiently in comfort without
the strain of having to stand for long periods.
Mirrors are positioned around the table to aid in
monitoring the dog during grooming as well as being
an integral aid to ensuring all round styling of
your dog is balanced.
We only use
professional tools and methods during our grooming
processes which are especially designed for use in
dog grooming. We take infection control
seriously with all surfaces dogs are in contact with
are disinfected and tools used sterilised between