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Enrichment Grooming in Columbus Ohio

 We take health and safety very seriously and only want the best for your fuzzy
family member. Please review our 
vaccination requirements and call us today to schedule!

Why Sterling For Your Next Groom?

Sterling is Columbus' only Enrichment Groomerie. There are many choices for groomers in the Columbus metropolitan area, but when it comes to the well-being of your fur-baby, we are the best choice, which happens to be locally owned and operated. Sterling cultivates a positive relationship with grooming for the dog through mental enrichment and stimulation. Our groomers know how to cut hair, as they have been cutting for years, but they came to Sterling hungry for more: 

"If you groom a pup, you win or lose with the parent, but if you cultivate the relationship with the pup, you win every time."

 

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How Good Are Our Groomers?

Every clipper and shear cut the same, but the groomer's styles vary. The first step is to look through our groomer's work by clicking HERE.  

Our groomers have years of experience, and with our system being the best in the industry, it does not get any easier. We for you to bring in a photo of what you are looking for to put in your pup's notes and give us feedback after every groom to add as well. 

You may send us photos, notes to add, or talk to your grooming by texting:

Sterling K9 Retreats Grooming: +1 (855) 452-0311




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By texting us pictures to reference, and the exact wording you wish to use, we are able to add these exact notes for the groomer to your pup's profile. The groomer is able to track all notes before every groom. Thes notes are essential to getting to where we need to be, and it takes all parties. (Parents, Staff, Groomer)


Pictures before the first groom:
Picture of a past groom(s) you liked, or a photo from Google Images helps a lot from not shooting in the dark.

Texting/Call From The Groomer:
This conversation help refine what was added right before the groomer starts once the bath is out of the way 

Photos and note to hone the finished artwork:
These follow-up notes are essential to keep track of little details the parent wishes to tweak and notes to any anomaly the groomer finds along the way. 



ALERT: "We absolutely adore those clients that send us pictures with arrows!" Our ability to refer to these notes with pictures time stamped before each groom will help you refine the artwork in a way you could not in any other facility. 

This is how you are able to train your new groomer!


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What is Enrichment Grooming?

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Our daycare team says it the best "There is an endless amount of ways to enrich a pup". This is even on a grooming table or through the grooming process. The biggest way is to breathe up the time into smaller sections and use the time between to work with them, take a walk, or have a treat.

Activities can include but are not limited to:

  • Puzzles

  • Games

  • Noes work

  • Toys 

  • Bubble
     

The ability to recharge a pups emotional battery along the way allows us not to push them past their window of tolerance. Other groomeries run through 20 grooms a day, and don't have time to cultivate the relationship with your furbaby. This "one on one enrichment time" has so much value at all stages of a pup's life such as:

1, Under 9 months:

Enrichment grooming is essential for properly socializing pups under 9 months. This is a fragile time in their life, and any misstep could cause long-term trauma. Enrichment grooming allows puppies to see grooming as the fun and engaging activity that it can be while working through all the new sounds, smells, and textiles of the grooming process.

 

2. Middle Life:
Enrichment grooming gets dogs excited to leave the house. Seeing them bolt from the car to our lobby to start the fun while they are getting groomed makes my heart warm. Enrichment allows your dog to get excited for their next groom coming around the corner. We achieve this process by keeping them engaged through games, treats, and breaks. Could you imagine expecting a one-year-old to sit still for the entire haircut?  Dogs under 4 are the same. 

 

2. End of Life
Enrichment Grooming is great for older dogs. The enrichment keeps your dog mentally healthy as they age. As dog's age, their brains begin to decline just like ours - which can lead to depression and anxiety. Enrichment helps by keeping their mind active and engaged in learning new things. Enrichment Grooming is essential for those dogs that may not have an outlet otherwise.  


Sterling K9 Retreat is the best thing to happen to your pup since they moved in with you. Enrichment grooming will ensure every groom is fun and engaging.  Sterling K9  continues to set the #newstandard for dog services in Columbus. 

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Join the Pack Today!

The first step to making an appointment is to create a profile for your pup. Once your pup's profile is created, our team will call your vet to get your vaccines. To get a free Peanut butter-filled kong for your pup's first visit, download the app illustrated below and schedule your first reservation today!

Because Your Best Friend Deserves The Best.

We focus on earning your dog's trust first - because their comfort is our top priority!
 

We love pampering our guests because we know a happy dog is a successful one.

We want to earn your trust too, and that's why all of our groomers have years of experience.

We also only use the highest quality shampoos, soaps, and tools to keep your pet's coat healthy and radiant!

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Now Featuring "Stay, Play, Groom!"

Nobody likes waiting around for a grooming to finish - now  you can simply drop off your pup for a day of daycare or a night of boarding and get them groomed at the same time!

Ask us about our "Stay, Play, Groom" specials when you call!

Join the Pack Today!

The first step to making an appointment is to create a profile for your pup. Once your pup's profile is created, our team will call your vet to get your vaccines. To get a free Peanut butter-filled kong for your pup's first visit, download the app illustrated below and schedule your first reservation today!

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