t takes a certain skill to be a quality dog groomer. Some may even say it is an art form. When asked what makes dog grooming an art form, Brittany, one of Bordeauxs owners and groomer, said there are many similarities between creating art and grooming dogs. She explained when creating art, you take a subject, visualize your end product, investigate all the different aspects, choose the best tools to use, and work with the tools and subject to achieve the desired end result. You do the same thing when grooming dogs. Using the dog as your subject and your hands and grooming apparatuses as the tools, you visualize the outcome of the dog’s grooming experience, taking into account many factors such as the dog’s hair, their history (in case they have experienced trauma related to dog grooming that may be triggered during grooming), their mood, etc. then you determine how you will achieve the end goal given all of the variables. In the end, you will have a well-groomed dog.
she added that there is an emotional piece included in creating art that is also reflected in dog grooming. She pointed out that you must embody calmness during the process in order for the dog to feel calm. “If we get stressed, the dog does, too,” she said. In art, your emotions are reflected in your work; based on Brittany's comments, the same goes for dog grooming.
Bordeaux Spaw encompasses this emotional aspect of dog grooming in ways no other local shop does. The employees go through the grooming process with each dog as opposed to doing the grooming process to the dogs. This creates an emotional bond between dog and groomer, which ends in a better grooming experience for everyone. Further, dogs can freely roam around the spaw. Free roaming allows the dogs to feel at ease and enjoy being at the spaw.
Overall, Bordeaux Spaw provides a truly artistic grooming experience. From making emotional bonds with each dog that enters their shop, to letting the dogs freely roam around, Bordeaux Spaw believes in high quality grooming and a worthy experience that leaves your dog wanting to come back.
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