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Specialty Dog Service (Hand Stripping for Dogs) taking appointments after June 1st

Specialty Dog Service (Hand Stripping for Dogs) taking appointments after June 1st

A $40.00 Deposit is Required at booking for this service!

Due to the nature of this service, we do require a deposit for this type of service.  If you wish to cancel or reschedule for a later date, you must do so 24 hours before by calling the store at 504-269-8711 or clicking the link at the top of your email provided at the time of booking if you do not do so 24 hours in advance your deposit will be forfeited.

40.00 Per Hour, Minimum of 3 hours when providing this service. (Total of $120.00 minimum for your appointment). However, depending on your pet's need there could be additional charges. 


What is Hand Stripping?

The process is somewhat given away by its name – stripping loose hair by hand. But it is not all that simple. Hand stripping is a type of grooming method that dog owners use to remove excess hair from their dog’s coat. The most common method of  Dog Grooming is clipping, this method involves the use of a pair of electric clippers which cut or shave the top layer of hair on a dog’s coat. The difference between clipping and hand-stripping is that not only is hand-stripping done by hand, but it removes the coat from the root (not just the top layer) so a new coat is able to grow in. Each time you clip a dog’s coat instead of hand stripping, you just remove the top layer of dead fur rather than remove it from the roots. As a result, the coat may become duller in texture and color with each clipping, which is why many people consider hand stripping to be preferable. Is it an ideal solution for every dog? Of course not, it all depends on the dog and the coat. For some dogs, it’s not just the best solution, but the only one as well.

What Dog Breeds Require Hand Stripping?

When it comes to hand stripping, it is more about the type of coat than the breed of dog. Of course, certain dog breeds have certain types of coats, so obviously you can identify some breeds that require hand stripping based on their breed alone. That’s just not a universal truth. The type of coat that requires hand stripping produces two types of hair: the undercoat (which is soft and dense) and the top coat (which is longer and wiry in texture). The process of hand-stripping involves removing the dead hairs from the top coat by pulling them out from the roots rather than simply trimming them down. By removing the hairs entirely, you will create room for the new coat to grow in. Dogs with wiry coats go through a specific growing cycle in which the hair becomes thicker and darker as it grows. If you do not remove the dead hair from the top coat, it will have a negative impact on the overall appearance of the coat. That’s why this process is so important for dogs that have this very specific style of coat that is tricky to work with.


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