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Archive for November, 2014


City & Guilds qualified dog grooming

  At Just Barking, our groomers are City & Guilds qualified – or actively completing their C&G qualification.   The C&G qualification is prestigious and hard-earned. Groomers have to complete written exams across a range of subjects including breeds and coat types, canine disease, prevention, first-aid, workplace health and safety and more.   Additionally, they […]

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Just Barking is ICMG designated

We are pleased and proud to announce our designation as an ICMG dog grooming salon. The International Certified Master Groomer (ICMG) award is a prestigious accolade that our groomers worked and studied hard to achieve.   The exam is rigorous and requires the groomers to undergo a comprehensive course of study. An external invigilator visits […]

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Award-winning grooming book by Colin Taylor

Award-winning dog groomer and competition judge, Colin Taylor, was recently awarded the prestigious Liz Paul Award at Master Groom 2014 for his book, What Would Colin Do? 101 situations and solutions for every dog groomer.   The book, available to purchase in print from Amazon, is edited by one of the owners of Just Barking. […]

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Howell’s Code Amazon No.1 Best-seller in Dog Care

Howell’s Code: The Joy and Duty of Dog Ownership. A Ten-Step Guide to Happy Companionship, written by one of the owners of Just Barking, achieved Amazon No.1 Bestseller in Dog Care. The book is available for Kindle on Amazon. A limited number of printed copies are available to purchase from Just Barking.   With Howell’s […]

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Why we don’t brush out a badly matted coat

Imagine your own head of hair is full of long, tight dreadlocks. Now try to comb through that to get rid of the knots. It’s going to hurt. Your scalp will turn red and swollen from the terrible inflamation, your skin will suffer from microscopic breaks that are now prone to infection. You’ll never want […]

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Does my dog’s diet affect its skin and coat?

When a dog comes to us for grooming, we can see immediately the quality of its diet.   Mass-manufactured dry dog food that you can pick up at the corner shop or the grocery store is often high in sugar and artificial colouring and ingredients. The packages might say ‘meaty’ and ‘moist’ and look wonderfully […]

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How often can I shampoo my dog?

Some dog owners worry if their dog is being shampooed too often. It’s true that commercially available pet shampoos can strip a dog’s skin of its natural oils. These oils regulate the coat’s cleanliness ‘naturally’.   At Just Barking, we only use shampoos with all-natural ingredients. The shampoos are paraben-free and ph-balanced for a dog’s […]

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The importance of regular grooming

We had a customer come in the other day with their dog and say “we’re regulars, we come once a year, same time every year”.   We actively encourage you to come with your dog for regular grooming. But, in our minds, this means every six weeks, or thereabouts.   With some coat types, it […]

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