Queenie is getting into mature years now, and her long graceful legs are a bit wobbly, but still beautiful though.
Thursday, 7 July 2016
This sweet angel is Queenie, a previously rescued greyhound. She has been coming to see Shauna at Mutleys in Polesworth for 4 years now and really makes herself at home as you can see. Her bow reads 'I'm Pawsome' and we are inclined to agree! She is a girl with tender feelings, especially around her back legs and rear end, and would scream out loud if you touched her in those areas. She trusts Shauna and comes in regularly which helps to keep the grooming parlour fresh in her mind and so the process is nice and relaxing for her.
Monday, 4 July 2016
Barney the Labradoodle having a bath
Our Monday special promotion is very popular with dogs needing a bath! We offer 20% discount every Monday between 9 am and 4pm . This promotion has been running for 6 years now and we have washed hundreds and hundreds of stinky dogs! It is an opportunity to treat your dog to our premium pampering bath and blow dry service, at a special rate! Includes a top to toe bath in luxury professional salon shampoos, a facial to keep the face, eye and lip area sweet and clean, conditioning with specially chosen products, de-shedding treatment if needed to help get rid of all that excess moulting hair. Your pet is then brushed and blow dried by hand, receives a nail trim and an ear clean, a spritz of cologne and a fresh bandana to wear home. As with all of our grooming, the bath and blow dry service is one to one and will take between 1-2 hours .
To book call 01827 898109 for Polesworth Salon or 01530 563338 for Ashby
Sunday, 3 July 2016
Buster booked himself in for a massage and a side order of belly rubs today with Shauna. Buster is a beautiful Cairn terrier cross.
Saturday, 2 July 2016
Betsy the King Charles/Westie
Teddy the Shih Tzu
Archie the Cocker
Oscar the Yorkie
Rolo the Springer SpanielIt's another busy weekend at Mutleys, here is a little selection of cuties from today! Saturdays and Sundays are usually our busiest days of the week, spaces are limited and they get booked up quickly (particularly Saturdays) so try and book in advance if possible.
Friday, 1 July 2016
This beautiful Chinese Crested x Poodle girl had a big makeover this week! We were recommended to her by another little girl who comes to see us (Ivy). She has opted for a fresh new look, short all over for the Summer. She also opted for lots of cuddles!!
Lola before and after!
Thursday, 30 June 2016
Mutley Makeovers and Mutleys of Ashby are members of the Pet Professional Guild of the British Isles. The PPGBI is an organisation founded in 2012 which provides educational resources for people who work with pets, with an emphasis on building collaboration among force-free pet trainers and professional pet care providers and advocates for mutually agreed guiding principles for the pet care industry. We have always maintained that dog training and behaviour work ought to be force-free, fear-free and based on scientific thought. In the grooming salon, these principles are super-important and we believe wholeheartedly that our many successes with grooming 'difficult' dogs is down to our kind, gentle, well thought out approach to handling and care.
It basically means that visitors to our salons will never be 'held down' or forcibly restrained in order to achieve their grooming. Many dogs fidget and lean, and 'do the fandango' through excitement, nerves or simply because they are trying to have a nosy out of the window. Our policy has always been to allow dogs to express their feelings and to work with them, and not against them. After all, they are here for a haircut and relaxing pamper, not a 'hard time' or 'roller coaster ride'!
On the occasion that a dog has serious issues preventing him or her from participating in the grooming session calmly, we will formulate a plan, in collaboration with the owner. Usually we will work with the dog over a period of time , seeing them regularly for short, sweet grooming sessions. We will often give the owner 'homework' that they can do at home to help the dog in between sessions.
We will also look at each situation in a holistic way. Where a dog suddenly begins to have behavioural problems we can advise as to potential physical causes, possible stresses in the home environment etc. Two examples of this: A spaniel that has always been really good to groom, begins to be a bit snappy due to arthritis beginning to develop in her hind leg. She receives treatment from the vet, and we adapt our grooming style to accommodate her restricted movement. She continues happily with her grooming sessions. A Yorkie begins to dislike having his face trimmed, but his eyes keep watering and getting gunky-we recommend he sees a vet, who removes four rotten teeth and the little guy is back to normal on his next visit.
To read about the Pet Professional Guild and its aims and objectives, click the badge above which will take you to the website. There is a lot of information and useful articles there for pet owners, particularly if you - like us - are motivated by stress-free and force-free training ideals.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Here we have three of this weeks happy customers!
Top: Alfie, Bichon Frise
Middle: Bell, Shih Tzu
Bottom: Gizmo, Chihuahua
A combination of years of experience and training have produced grooming expertise in our small team of groomers. The girls only use the very best professional quality, indulgent, luxurious shampoos and conditioners to help bring your dog's coat and skin up to top condition.
Not only are all dogs cared for with kindness and professionalism, they leave our grooming salon looking glossy, feeling wonderful and smelling delicious!