Best 21 Dog Groomer in Fairbanks, AK with Reviews -
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By: Athena M.
D&Ds Dashing Dogs & The Dawg Wash
I've been taking my dogs there for over 9 years! Never EVER had a bad or disappointing experience. Some bad reviews I've read are just obsurd comments from obviously already unhappy people! This place is awesome! They know animals! They treat my dogs with complete care and they always smell great and look great! My dogs are always happy when I drop them off and pick them up! That's all that matters! Very professional work and very nice owner! Highly recommend! Have told all my friends and family about it! Worth every dollar!
By: Kristie P.
D&Ds Dashing Dogs & The Dawg Wash
Do not take your pet her. I took my outdoor working farm dog for a bath and a brush. They said they knew how to bathe and brush a Great Pyrenees. Well their grooming cost me dearly, first they quoted $80, they charged $250 when I picked him up; 2) They shaved him without my consent, see YOU DO NOT shave a Pyr!!! Especially an outdoor working dog. I brush my dog on a regular basis, he did not have hot spots or other bad matts. He did have natural plant matter from running my large farm, he is a working farm dog who lived outside before their horrible shaving; 3) The owner refused to tell me what she put on my dog after 3 phone messages and refused to call me outside of 10-5. 4) My dog got an infection from them cutting him in so many places, he is now on his second round of antibiotics as well as steroids from his allergic reaction to their products!!! Now I am out a vet visit and medications. I also bought a dog house in hopes he'd use it and stay out some, no go he wont, his skin is to fragile, there went another $140. Don't trust these people with your dog, they don't know anything about specific breeds needs.
Tips & Advices
Many people fear that their pet will be injured at the groomer, but incidents of serious injury are infrequent. For minor injuries , it is appropriate the groomer pay the vet bill, and can usually be worked out between groomer and owner. For moderate to severe injuries, you can attempt to activate groomer’s liability insurance to cover medical expenses. However, be aware that most groomer contracts stipulate that the business does not assume responsibility.
Staff at groomers know that there is inherent risk when handling animals, and they are familiar with being snapped at or bitten. However, it is not a normal occurrence or something you should ignore. Many people choose to cover medical expenses or pay extra--at minimum, apologize and get the dog into behavior classes. It is a given that  you should sedate or muzzle the animal for all future grooming sessions.
It is always recommended to make an appointment to get your pet groomed. While some groomers, especially in the larger pet stores, can accommodate with short notice, popular neighborhood groomers are often booked out two weeks out or longer on weekends.
If your pet has sensitive skin, let the groomer know when you set the appointment. But be aware, all dogs have sensitive skin by human standards--their skin is much thinner. Therefore, you should be on the lookout for signs of sensitivity, and reduce it through regular grooming with gentle, natural shampoo and conditioner. Oatmeal shampoo is a favorite. Daily brushouts and omega oil supplements are recommended for every day at-home care.
For various reasons including insurance clauses and pet-owner relationship dynamics and behaviors, groomers prefer owners don’t stay with their pets while being groomed.

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