By James Vernon – Franchise owner

The Pooch Mobile Dog Wash

Q. How often should my dog be washed?

A. Let’s face it; no one likes to pet a dirty smelly dog. It is recommended dogs are washed every 2 – 4 weeks. This will help ensure your dog is clean, smells great and regular washing will help with all that dog hair left all over your furniture and home.

Q. The kids usually wash the family dog in the back yard. What’s the difference in home washing and hiring a professional dog wash service?

A. While the garden hose may be a great way to play in the cool water during the hot summer months, washing your dog at home can be quite the task. Wetting the dog down, then trying to spread the shampoo throughout the coat, all the while trying to keep the dog standing still. Professional dog wash systems use warm water with shampoo added to the water which penetrates deep into the base of the coat lifting dirt and grime. Plus the added benefit of a blow dry to blow out that dead hair will have your dog fluffy and dry.

Q. I’ve seen mobile services and store locations in my neighborhood. What should I look for when choosing a company to care for my dog?

A. A mobile service is typically the most convenient for busy families. Ask if you can look inside the business, this will give you the opportunity to see if it is clean and sanitized. Ask if you can stay with your dog while he receives his doggie wash. Provide information about your dog to ensure the services provided are what you require for your dog.

Q. My dog has sensitive skin. How do I know what shampoos to use?

A. It can certainly be a little overwhelming choosing a dog shampoo and deodorant suitable for your dog’s skin. It’s important to read the labels for ingredients and directions of use. Good quality products contain natural ingredients such as Vitamin E, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, Oatmeal, essential oils such as Lavender or Rosemary, and only use products which are PH Balanced for dog’s skin.

A clean dog is a happy dog!