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Mobile Dog Groomer Wigan









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A Big Hi To Everyone Out There, Welcome ToLADY AND THE TRAMP” Wigan’s Premier Mobile Dog Grooming Service ,   My name’s Philomena but everyone who knows me calls me Phil and this is my new website,



      MY CONTACT No IS:- 07737436587




While you’re here why not take a look around my NEW WEB STORE I have hundreds of discounted brands for you to choose from, including speciality foods, clothing and bling, and why not browse my bonus buys and business opportunities on my biz opps page, there will also be news about any up and coming doggy events on the events and seminar page, and I’ve put together some interesting articles for you to read, I’ll be covering topics such as health on my “new” dog health page, including diet and caring for your beloved.


Making the trip to the dog groomer can be difficult for some people. Namely seniors, the disabled, and those with limited available time to do so. Additionally, some dogs suffer from car sickness, are just too aged or ill to withstand the trip or it becomes a stressful experience. For any of these difficult situations, there is an answer – Mobile Dog Grooming.

Mobile dog grooming offers stress free comfort and convenience or just plain and simple accessibility in a busy world. It is perhaps more ‘beneficial’ to both the dog and yourself to allow the groomer to carry out their work within the comfort of your home (the dogs own domain) and the difference in price from stationary facilities such as salons might just be justified with the amount of petrol and time that you can save. Mobile dog groomers will perform a full dog grooming service right inside your home. You’re simply responsible for providing a legal parking space. The grooming is performed right under your muzzle, so you can be sure that procedures are performed to the highest of standards.


Grooming A Yorkshire Terrier



  • 1 # The Client can see exactly how their dog is being groomed. (a good quality dog groomer will tidy away any mess and leave your home as they found it).
  • 2 # The dog is far more relaxed in his own domain and accompanied by his owner who can give assurances to the dog.
  • 3 # The dog doesn’t return from the salon distressed with you left wondering if something has happened to your beloved.
  •  4 # You can also rate the Groomer on the care and consideration given to your dogs individual needs.
  •  5 # The owners themselves will pick up useful tips about the health and appearance of their dog.

Does Your Present Groomer Check Your Dogs Skin And Coat Condition?

Does Your Present Groomer use the correct specialist shampoo for your dogs condition, and does your dog require conditioner?

This is the kind of free advice I give to all my customers both old and new,there are many excellent products available on the the market that the customer isn’t made aware of. Why not give “my big fat web store”a quick look and see for yourself!!

  • Moreover, your dog is king of the mobile groomers work area, a full one on one service, he has the whole of the area to himself. That means no sharing of parasites or illnesses, or animal kingdom tussles with other questionable characters.
  • Mobile groomers also come in handy when you’re out of town with your dog. You no longer have to search for a groomers salon. They’ll come to your hotel or resort and pamper your beloved.
  •  So why make the trip? Is your dog a high-maintenance diva?, or a scruffy, low-maintenance tough guy? Regardless of whether your best friend sports bows and braids, or burrs and a funky odour, a few home grooming practices are all-important for the upkeep of a dog’s health and happiness.
  • Dog Grooming at Home – Keeping it in the Family Considering attending to your dog’s hygiene needs at home? Consider this: When you work your dog’s skin and remove foreign objects, you are mirroring a small portion of their natural wild heritage. Wolves do it for one another, and now you can use home dog grooming, not only as part of a money-saving routine, but as a vehicle to bond with your best friend. He/she will repay you with heightened loyalty and extra wet kisses. Just ten minutes per day spent doting on your doggie’s physical condition will result in a stronger bond and a mutual respect.
  • The Daily Brush is not a club into which only the long-haired dogs are admitted. Brushing is essential for controlling shedding and stimulating blood flow. It also removes parasites, like fleas and ticks, from all lengths of hair. Stimulating the skin with brushing promotes proper oil distribution to the coat, which is all important to a shiny, healthy look and feel. It’s of paramount importance that long-haired dogs are brushed daily, for resulting mats can be painful and dangerous to cut away.
  • Bathing Your dog not only transforms him into a pleasant-smelling companion, but enhances skin health and a shiny coat.
  • Nail Trimming is more than a diva’s pedicure. Nails that are too long can curl into the dog’s pad and cause pain and result in infection. They can split, causing the same kind of pain that your own split nail would cause. Likewise, too-long nails can cause toes to spread, resulting in lameness, poor posture, and joint pain. And yes, long nails hurt you as well…and your furniture.
  • Tooth Brushing offers more benefits than the obvious. In addition to curbing doggie breath, it stimulates blood flow to the gums, removes plaque and tartar, and prevents gum disease. Your dog’s teeth are important – because to date, effective doggie dentures have not been patented. Unfortunately The Lady And The Tramp Do Not Perform This Particular Service But we have provided a tutorial video on the My “Caring for your dog at home” page if you wish to learn how do this for yourself.just click here!
  • The Care of Ears is especially important for our floppy-eared friends. If you’ve ever had a dog with an ear infection, you will understand what I’m talking about! Between the smell and the head-shaking, it’s more than obvious. Floppy ears promote the build-up of wax and the growth of sinister villains like bacteria, fungus, and yeast, which can lead to infection, itching, pain, and further complications if not treated.
  • Clipping is essential for certain long-haired breeds, to prevent mats and skin problems.

A Dog Groomers Life ?



If your new or just thinking about Dog Grooming as a career you may well be wondering how get started in the business, well here is an excerpt from the well renowned and respected ProGroomer Magazine, it’s a short interview with Megan Parkins and and how she started up her own business from scratch.

American Megan Parkins decided to set up a business from scratch. She met her English husband Matthew in Mexico in 2009 and came to the UK in 2010.Megan had been grooming for nine years, having trained and worked with Liz Czak and Master Pet Stylist Daryl Conner in Maine, so she thought she could bring a bit of American style to the UK.
With a degree in animal science and a minors in business administration, as well as several years working in a professional grooming salon, she also knew she had the business nous to get started. with a bit of financial support from her father in law Megan bought a mobile van in December 2010.
With the help of Matthew she began a focused marketing campaign, choosing the name The Yankee Clipper Mobile Pet Spa to promote her American background. She set business goals to achieve within six months and then twelve months with the caviat that if it didn’t work out she would sell up. She created flyers describing what she had to offer and posted them in local newsagents and advertising in the local business directory. She researched the most popular places people walked their dogs and spent the weekends handing out the flyers to as many dog walkers with dogs that needed grooming as possible. To attract business she offered a discount. She started off doing just two or three dogs a week, this soon became six and within six months she’d exceeded her first business goal of ten-12 dogs a week. Soon she was doing 15-20 dogs and was starting to make a profit.
“The business has gone from strength to strength and for now I am quite content with about 20 dogs a week. I like the fact that with a small mobile business you are only dealing with one dog at a time and you see it through the whole process” she said.
“There are minimal overheads with a mobile business, the main things being fuel and insurance. I also make sure I limit my clients to within eight to ten miles so I don’t waste money travelling.”

Hillary Billington, 5 Weeks intensive Dog grooming Training in Wigan, Trained by ‘Master Groomer Gill East’ Hillary’s Course includes, Correct De-matting, Bathing preparation and Bathing procedures, Fluff drying, Clipper techniques, hand scissoring training, Hand stripping, and Dog personal Hygiene. Contact Hillary on 07891670489


For more information for all things Grooming see
The ProGroomer Magazine

source: The ProGroomer

Preparing Your Family For Puppy


There’s nothing quite like bringing your new arrival home for the first time. You’ll immediately want to acquaint everyone with the dog to apprise her to all the clan, human and otherwise, give her a tour and impart lavish new toys on her. However, before proceeding with this  baptism, take the time out to make sure your home is “ready”. That means puppy-proofing her new abode, spaces to be shared with you and the yard or garden, if you have one.

You’ll need to buy in all the supplies ahead of time and read up on or learn about puppy behaviour so you know what to expect. Additionally, it is markedly important to prepare children for the new responsibilities that lie in front and to teach them to take care of the new addition to the family, the right way, carefully. As your to-do list grows, think about using our checklist to help you manage your tasks.


Making Your Home Safe:


Some tales often become family lore: “Rufus” pulled the fringe off the dining room curtains when he was a puppy, “Phoebie” chewed up Bobby’s soccer boots right before the big match, “lucky” hid in one of Aunt Annie’s handbags for the whole of the day and the all the family was convinced she had run away. Sure, the tales are fun, but only if the scenarios have a happy ending. You can prevent injury, even death, by making sure your house is “pet-friendly”. Literally you need to get down on all fours and search around each room in your house to look for problems. This will give you a puppy’s eye view.


 Remember to:


•Group together electrical leads then hide them in hard plastic “cord keepers,” cover sockets with plastic baby plug covers.

•Move all houseplants out of reach until your pup can be trusted. Never give her access to poisonous plants such as poinsettias, azaleas, rhododendrons, dumb can, Japanese yew, oleander and English ivy.

•Put away breakable ornaments and glass treasures.

•Put household chemicals into cabinets and think about locking them with baby hinges. Note this is of the upmost importance with engine lubricants and antifreeze, which are especially interesting to puppies and deadly.

•If you have an outdoor dog run or kennel, check the path of the sun during different times of the day. If your puppy will receive full exposure, ensure there is shade available for her to take refuge.


Choosing Pet Identification


No matter how much thought you put into keeping your dog contained, there is always the chance that she might get lost. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure she’s properly identified. Think about:

•Purchasing a collar that includes an inscription featuring her name, address and your permanent telephone number as well as the name and number of her veterinarian.

•Having a microchip surgically implanted with contact information.(highly recommended)


Necessary Supplies


What equipment do you really need? Put the items listed below on your “must buy” list, then if your budget allows, indulge in that Burberry-print puppy carry-all you’ve been eyeing.

•Specially-formulated puppy food (Note: The basic needs of growing pups differ significantly from that of adult dogs)

•Stainless steel no-tip food and water bowls (stainless steel won’t break or absorb odours)

•Puppy treats for use in training (not chocolate made for human consumption)

•Identification tags, adjustable collar, 6-foot-long nylon leash between ½-3/4 inches wide with a breakaway feature (Tip: Make sure the collar is sized correctly. One way to measure is to make sure two of your fingers can slip between the collar and the puppy’s neck.)

•Stain remover specially formulated for doggie odors

•Brushes and combs to suit your puppy’s coat

•Dog shampoo, toothbrush and paste

•High-quality chew toys to ease teething (Note: It is important to make sure playthings will not break apart easily.)

•Parasite controls such as flea medicine and spray.

•Nail clippers

•Expandable baby gate to isolate puppy

First Days At Home


The introduction of your pup into the family begins the minute you pick him/her up at the kennel or shelter and will continue for many months. During these days, you’ll want to gently begin to teach him/her that you’re the leader of the pack and that there are rules to be followed. If you establish who is the  “Pack leader” right off, you’re likely to save yourself a lot of grief later on. (Yes, I agree that it’s lovely to snuggle up with your 10-pound Golden Retriever puppy in bed on a Saturday morning, but do you really want Genghis sleeping with you when he tips the scales at a hefty 110lbs?) Veterinarians recommend the following strategies to help socialize your pup and ritualize his/her days:

•Bring your new puppy home when the house is relatively quiet and “normal.” This means no sleepovers for your twin boys until routines are established, no on a whim holidays where the pup will be left alone, no late nights at the office. Instead acclimatize your little one to the usual household routines.

•Before you even enter the actual house, take your pup to the area in your garden or yard (or to the park) that will serve as his/her toilet. Allow him/her time to sniff and snort. If he/she does a toilet, praise him/her effusively. If there is no action, try again later.

•Introduce your pup to one room in the home at a time to avoid overwhelming him/her. Cordon off a small section of the house with a baby gate or door and keep him/her there to get used to things for a couple of days. If you aim to crate-train him/her, place the kennel in this space. Leave comfortable bedding in the room, but quickly remove it if it becomes soiled, so that Puppy won’t think he/she’s got a personal indoor toilet.


Teaching the Kids to Respect Puppy


Children of all ages need to be taught how to handle your family’s animals in an appropriate manner. Consider these ideas:

•Before introducing puppies and children, lay ground rules with the kids, provided they are old enough to understand them. Remind them to be gentle. Show them exactly what you mean by petting their forearms and heads as you would your pet’s. Ask them to practice by stroking you.

•Remind kids to use a gentle voice when addressing the puppy as though they are talking to a baby.

•Teach children to respect the animal’s space, most especially at mealtimes, as even the best puppies might bite if they feel threatened.

•Instruct kids to allow the pup to come to them, as even the smallest child can spook a young animal.

•Limit puppy-child play sessions to between 15-30 minutes 2-3 times per day. Explain to the Kids that pets needs rest time just like the rest of us.

•Explain that teasing behaviours — such as holding a ball just out of a puppy’s reach — will only reinforce bad habits like jumping up and barking.

•If it’s the baby that is new to the home, bring blankets or clothing that smells like the child to the animal prior to a homecoming.

•Always supervise interactions between youngsters and pets, disciplining the appropriate party should a snafu take place.


Introducing Resident Pets to Puppy


The addition of a new puppy can be tremendously exciting for your current furry friends. That said, special precautions can and should  be taken to lay a foundation for these animal friendships.

Experts suggest:

•Separate your new puppy and the old gang for a few days by putting up a baby gate between two rooms. (Or, keep the newbie contained in a kennel.)

•Allow the friends to sniff one another through the bars for several days.

•Finally, supervise “dates” between the two pets, resorting to separation if need be.

Whether your family is large or small, the addition of a puppy shouldn’t be anything but joyful. And when you’re properly prepared, expanding the circle will almost certainly go off without a hitch.