Holistic, Gentle Grooming
Enhance the well-being of your pet and the quality of your relationshipI use massage, gentle touch, and treats to minimize stress and help dogs relax. I only have one dog at a time (unless from the same household) in my salon with me, and I specialize in working with anxious dogs and finding ways to make grooming less stressful.
Grooming includes brushing and/or hair cut, ear cleaning, tooth brushing, nail clip, bath, and blow dry.
Rates: $70-$75 per hour; most dogs take 45-90 minutes. You pick up at the end of
that time--no stressful waiting in a noisy shop for 8 hours.
Ask about discounts for dogs being fostered through a shelter or rescue group.
Because I focus on the comfort and health of dogs, my services are intended for basic grooming of family dogs.
"Kirsten's services are quite rare in the DC metro area. She not only offers this rare service, but she does so with such a calm and nonthreatening demeanor that it's impossible to imagine a dog not loving her." -- Alexis, Washington, DC
I offer housecalls depending on my availability - I don't always have room in my schedule, but may be able to accommodate.
For dogs who are so anxious they would prefer not to leave the comfort and familiarity of home, or for busy humans who can't find the time to bring their pup to the groomer, grooming housecalls are the ideal solution.
There is an additional $30-$40 charge for house calls.
Positive Dog Training uses reward-based techniques that are effective, easy to use, and fun for you and your dog.
Whether your dog is anxious, nippy, destructive when you're away, or barks when he sees other dogs, we will work together to find a solution that changes the behavior. My approach is to listen deeply to your concerns, help you feel more calm, centered, and loving toward your dog, and help your dog reach her or his potential.
Most behavioral challenges can be resolved through behavioral modification and training using reward-based methods.
Grooming Desensitization Training and DIY Grooming Support