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Fearless Fur Mobile Holistic Dog Grooming
We are a mobile dog grooming service operating in the Chichester/West Sussex area, offering an entirely holistic approach to dog grooming and welfare. Our modern and luxurious mobile salon is fully equipped including a Hydrobath and with its own water and electricity supply can operate fully independently.
Our ethos is to treat each pet individually with compassion and respect and we welcome fearful or nervous dogs.
We are proud to be award winning as well as one of the very few Fear Free® Certified Professional Groomers. We do not use restraints or force, preferring to adapt our approach to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress therefore making grooming less stressful and more enjoyable as it ought to be. Call Julia for a chat on 07468917917
Dogs have always played such a positive part in my life so when I retrained as a dog groomer several years ago, my experience was not what I expected as the priority was on speed and appearance. There was no focus on the dog’s behaviour whilst being groomed, or why they behaved that way, so the answer to a wriggly dog was to further restrain it and if one tried to bite, then a muzzle would be used. It was never considered that the dog was probably just overly aroused and frightened and that this approach only magnified and reinforced its fear further. This made me decide that an alternative approach was required where each pet’s specific needs were addressed and their overall experience was enriched and positive. The basis of this, like in any good relationship, is the building of trust. Only a fully ‘holistic’ approach would offer the care that I sought to provide, as the whole of the dog could be looked after including their emotional and physiological needs, rather than just how they looked. I am proud to have completed a diploma in Canine Communication and to have qualified in Low Stress Handling and as a certified Fear Free Professional. Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, providing unparalleled education on emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets. I am able to recognise when a dog is starting to feel stressed and respond accordingly, in order to work towards a different outcome than they may have previously experienced. I therefore always offer one-to-one grooming in a safe and stress-free environment where I use consent-based positive reinforcement at a pace which is comfortable for your pet. In addition to the minimal use of restraints, I use a mixture of plant-based shampoos and essential aromatherapy oils to help relax your pet and achieve my goal of making their grooming experience enjoyable. With your dog relaxed and happy, grooming, further treatments to its coat and skin and also other treatments such as teeth cleaning can be carried out. ACCREDITATIONS Animal Star Award - Highly Commended Dog Groomer of The Year City & Guilds Diploma L3 Professional Dog Stylist City & Guilds L2 Assistant Diploma in Canine Communication British College of Canine Studies Certificate in Holistic Health for Dogs Certificate in Canine First Aid Low Stress Handling Certified Professional Fear Free Certified Professional Covid-19 Safety & Awareness trained Member of Dog Welfare Alliance & International Companion Animal Network Services offered: Health check Luxury Hydrobath using natural aromatherapy coconut based shampoos with no artificial ingredients Nail trimming Ear cleaning Grooming desensitisation & counter-conditioning – various care packages for fearful/rescue/”aggressive” Wash & Dry Wash, Dry & Groom Unrushed Dog Grooming and Styling De shedding Clipping All conducted in a comfortable, clean and safe environment. Ultra-sonic Teeth cleaning Diet advice A range of carefully selected grooming accessories, treats and toys to purchase. Feel free to contact me to discuss your needs. Julia
Roger Oakley, August 2020
Amazing groom in a well-equipped mobile salon. My Cockerpoo was thoroughly spoiled. Julia has a way with dogs which just puts them at ease. Julia also cleaned his teeth, which was painless and stress free. Would definitely recommend.
Listing Updated: 10/01/2023
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