Bain Bo Toutou

At Bain Bo Toutou, we strongly believe that the psychological and emotional well-being of your dog is just as important as their physical well-being.

All of our dogs are treated according to their individual capabilities and limitations. Our goal is to take the stress out of the grooming experience so eventually your dog will actually like being groomed!

We believe in establishing trust with our canine clients, observe their body language and respect their limitations. Once a dog sees a human as a threat, it is hard to undo the damage.

That is exactly why we do not believe in forcing your dog. We want the dogs to comply, not to force them to comply. If there’s something we cannot do on the first visit, we will get better results with the next visit. Your dog will remember their 1st visit and since we have established trust, this will allow us to be more efficient on the subsequent visits.

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Grooming Services

We offer a full range of grooming services.

    Our grooming package includes:
  • Bath with 2 shampoos
    (according to your dog’s specific need; whitening, deshedding, hypoallergenic, therapeutic, etc.)
  • Blow dry
  • Nail trimming and filing
  • Ear cleaning*
  • Eye cleaning
  • Haircut (if applicable)

Experience over the years and new research shows we should not be plucking the interior hair from the ears. Only if your dog is extremely furry will we cut and remove some of the dead hairs.

À la carte services

  • Nail clipping and filing
    Small dog $10 (as of September 2021)
    Big dog $13 (as of September 2021)
  • Ear cleaning $5
  • Shave cushions $5 (free with nail clipping)
  • Brushing $15 per 15min session

  • Severely tangled coats must be shaved. Please maintain your dog at home if you do not wished to have your dog’s hair cut very short. We will not put your dog through pain and/or anguish just to achieve a certain look. Refer to our brushing and maintenance section for tips and facts about dogs and their grooming needs

Before the Grooming

• Please make sure you take your dog out to do their business before the session. This is for their comfort. A dog on the table that needs to go is not only uncooperative but very uncomfortable.

• Bring your dog’s favorite treat.

• Bring them on a leash so they can smell the exterior of the salon. This helps them feel more secure about their surroundings.

• Let them sniff the inside of the salon and don’t worry or scold them if they mark. It’s probably because they smelled another dog and we expect these little messes. (If you took them out prior the mess will more likely be little).

• DON’T FEEL BAD, SAD or anxious as you are leaving. Your dog smells these reactions. Our promise to you is that we would never let your dog suffer by any means. We are true animal lovers and they sense this. We will always offer them reassurance and praise in your absence. After all, they are our babies too!

• Unless your dog is high energy, there's no need to work them out before coming. We need them to stand at certain points and we never like over exerting a tired dog.

• Haircuts for a small dog take 1 to 2 hours. Haircuts for big dogs take 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours

• We will call you when you’re dog is ready. We do the finishing touches last and if you walk in before we’re done chances are your dog will get too excited to allow us to finish.

Price List: click on the image to view the pdf file

price list

Grooming Routine

Haircut
Wash
Blow dry
Finishing

About Us

Our grooming is done in a safe and sanitary environment. Grooms include a bath with high-quality products designed for pets. We have a variety of shampoos and conditioners to match every pet's need.
Our grooming is done by appointment only, so your pet does not have to stay all day. Most grooming appointments take 1.5 - 2 hours.

Meet the Groomer

Vicky - Groomer

Vicky Groomer

In 2004, I decided to take grooming courses after my sister’s dog had a bad experience with a groomer. It was meant as a hobby but it quickly became my passion. I was born to work with dogs! My authentic love and respect for them puts most dogs at ease. I handle them gently and read their body language and cues in order to identify their particular needs. They sense I mean no harm and I do all I can to reassure them, establishing a secure environment, to make their grooming experience as pleasant as possible.

I have always had a crazy love for dogs since childhood. I was the kid who always brought strays home. I grew up with German Shepards. I later adopted Ginger, a Chihuahua mixed with a Pom. She taught me how to understand and manipulate tiny sensitive breeds.

Puppies

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Going to the grooming salon can be quite the experience for a young puppy. It’s very important that you prepare your dog for a lifetime of being groomed especially if they have hair that needs regular attention.

At Bain Bo Toutou as well as any other salon, your dog will be brushed and combed, washed and blow dried. They will see and hear the clipper and feel the vibrations of it. They will have scissors put close to their face. Introducing all these things in one grooming session will be hard on your pup. Brush them at home, it’s never too early. If possible, bath them too and introduce them to the blow dryer (start with the back area, they hate the face being blow dried). Another good tip is to turn the vacuum on in another room and give your dog a toy or treat to keep busy with. The next time turn the vacuum on a little closer to your dog (again, give them something they like that will keep them occupied.) Do this enough times and they will no longer react to the sound. Never stick the vacuum too close to the dog. It’s like learning to swim. You can’t just throw someone into a pool if they’ve never been in water before - that would traumatize them.)

We don’t expect you to introduce your dog to scissors because that can be dangerous with an unpredictable pup, but if you can introduce them to the vibration of something, that would make the grooming task easier. (It also ensures that they won’t try to spring off my table in terror when I turn my clipper on)

Dogs are often scared of things they’ve never seen or experienced before. It would benefit your pup if you expose them to these grooming aspects, IN THE PROPER MANNER, so they live a happier life.

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At Bain Bo Toutou, we are dedicated to providing excellent care.

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