Hand stripping is a specialised service and is exactly that...hand stripping. It is a grooming process that involves removing dead hairs from the coat by hand by grasping the tips of the dead coat between our fingers and removing each one. It isn't live hair like your eyebrows so it doesn't hurt to be removed. Starting young is paramount for them to become used to being handled and we suggest booking a Wash and Tidy at 4 months.
This not only keeps the coat tidy, their skin healthy, it will retain its glorious colour.
Hand Stripping is priced at $85 per hour
As we only strip pets and not show dogs there may be areas that are very sensitive, normally around their bums and bits, face and chest areas. We will scissor only when we have to but will consult with you prior to doing so.
What is hand stripping?
Hand stripping targets the older hairs. As the hair ages the roots become weaker and weaker and these older dull hairs are easy to pull out. By doing so it leaves room for new stronger hairs to grow through. Its not like plucking your eyebrows, this is living hair. Hand stripping shouldn't hurt if done correctly. Stripping ensures that the coat will have a fuller, shinier texture and a more vibrant colour.
When should I get my puppy stripped?
The earlier you get your puppy used to grooming the better. We suggest booking a Wash & Tidy grooming service say at about 4 or 5 months. We will get them used to being handled and use a rake and carding technique on their coat. This is a great start to not only get them used to being groomed but may help promote more layers.