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Shampoochies - Leicester

Shampoochies - Leicester We are Shampoochies, a salon based and mobile dog groomers, providing a gentle and caring grooming s Shampoochies was started by Gemma in 2014, inspired by her Giant Schnauzer, Euston.

What started as one woman in her van, quickly grew to a husband and wife team, and in the last year has added more team members and a busy, state of the art grooming salon in a fantastic location. Our skilled groomers use the latest equipment, technologies and skills to ensure your pets look great and feel great after their treatments. We offer grooming for all breeds large or small, and services

What started as one woman in her van, quickly grew to a husband and wife team, and in the last year has added more team members and a busy, state of the art grooming salon in a fantastic location. Our skilled groomers use the latest equipment, technologies and skills to ensure your pets look great and feel great after their treatments. We offer grooming for all breeds large or small, and services

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Let’s talk about your dogs nails…One question we’re asked more than any is if we cut your dogs nails on their appointmen...
23/09/2022

Let’s talk about your dogs nails…

One question we’re asked more than any is if we cut your dogs nails on their appointment. The truth is, we trim every dogs nails on their visits to us (with the exception of those with nail health issues and behavioural issues).

So, we’re here to answer a few questions and queries you may have regarding your dogs nail care.

The dogs nail is made up of the outer shell (hard keratin coating, often black or brown in colour, but can be translucent) inner shell (softer keratin underneath), and the vein or quick. The quick is an important part of the nail, containing live tissue and blood supply.
It can easily be caught, and while it may not hurt every dog, it does bleed and the feeling can become unpleasant for your pet.

Here is a diagram of a healthy, regularly trimmed nail, and an overgrown nail.

Quicks continue to grow as a nail grows, which is why longer nails cannot be cut right back immediately.
In order to make the quick recede (shrink) it is important to have frequent nail trims, cutting a little at a time, as close as possible to the quick. As the nail gets shorter, so does the blood supply, meaning we can trim them shorter each time. Cutting too far up the nail will cause the quick to bleed and cause discomfort for your pet.
Another way we can manage nails that are too long when dogs are sensitive to nail clipping is by using a grinder, which will slowly wear away at the outer coating of the nails.

Dogs with short feet or dogs that don’t place their feet flat due to breed complications (pugs, French bulldogs, bull breeds, dachshunds) may suffer more with overgrown nails, as the nails tend to grow under the pads rather than ahead of the dog. This can lead to ingrown nails, injury to the bottom of the pads, and discomfort. These dogs should consider having very frequent nail trims to prevent issues.

September is the marking point for both Jodie and Brooke being with us for a whole year, Hannah 2 years, Di 18 months an...
16/09/2022

September is the marking point for both Jodie and Brooke being with us for a whole year, Hannah 2 years, Di 18 months and Mia 1 month! Today we had some “unwanted visitors” parked in the garden centre carpark who refused to leave and although though didn’t bother us directly it was comforting to have a team around you knowing that if anything did happen - the support is there.

I (Gemma) am thankful everyday to have a strong, amazing and passionate team around me. The last couple of months have been really tough for me personally - constantly weighing up the “right” business decisions to sustain the increasing workloads, keeping the team motivated, trying not to feel the guilt of not seeing friends & family, feeling the aftermath of previous events & rumours that haunt me every day (always will), maintaining the high standards we pride ourselves on, dealing with ever increasing prices & keeping back the tears and put on a smile.

One thing I can say for certain is the above is made a lot more manageable with the support and strength of this team! 🙏🏻

@gr00mingbyhannah @diannepoultney @jodies_dogsandcoffee21 @groomed_by_brooke @groomingbymia_ and of course Alex 💜

Thank you ma’am 💜
08/09/2022

Thank you ma’am 💜

Oodles of Doodles! We see so many poodle crossbreeds at the salon, and they come in all shapes and sizes, so we thought ...
03/09/2022

Oodles of Doodles!

We see so many poodle crossbreeds at the salon, and they come in all shapes and sizes, so we thought we’d show some off from this week.
Enjoy your weekend friends ☀️

1: Ginny the cockapoo by Mia
2: Simba the cavapoo by Jodie
3: Ruby the cockapoo by Brooke
4: Cooper the Maltipoo by Dianne
5: Eddie the cockapoo by Hannah

So yesterday @jodies_dogsandcoffee21 and Gemma did a thing…..After a break from competing (12 years away for Jodie and 6...
15/08/2022

So yesterday @jodies_dogsandcoffee21 and Gemma did a thing…..

After a break from competing (12 years away for Jodie and 6 years away for Gemma) we went back into the grooming competition ring!

Jodie took the beautiful Ozzy the Cockapoo - big thank you to his wonderful owner for the opportunity! Gemma took our own pretty Martha the Cockapoo! We were both in the same class - Salon Freestyle Open (in other words groom what you like and how you like!). Unfortunately no placing for either of us however amazing feedback for us both and got us already looking at the next competitions!

Competing isn’t for everyone as it’s so nerve racking putting yourself in front of an audience and to be critiqued on something you put your heart and sole in but we LOVED it! It was amazing to be back and even better to meet up with grooming friends from all over! Also said hi to our amazing suppliers who keep us continually stocked up! @simpsonsgroomingsupplies and @redcapegroomingsupplies!

Ozzy the black Cockapoo groomed by @jodies_dogsandcoffee21 with fluffy legs and shortish body to make those legs and head pop!

Martha the apricot Cockapoo groomed by Gemma - into a mini Schnauzer trim! Her favourite style!

These two gorgeous boys seem to fall on the same week for their regular grooms! They are like the Yin and Yang versions ...
12/08/2022

These two gorgeous boys seem to fall on the same week for their regular grooms! They are like the Yin and Yang versions of each other! Their coats are both incredible and very well looked after by their mums which in turn enables us groomers to keep them long and fluffy as requested! Their bodies are clipped with a comb guard on and then hand scissor the legs and face. As they are well brushed and knot free their coats will be well ventilated and the air passes through keeping them cool enough on these hot days!

Dennis (White Bichon) groomed by Gemma

Duke (Black Poodle x Bichon) groomed by @groomed_by_brooke

After our last post regarding Mia starting her trial with us we thought we would share the first couple days work she’s ...
10/08/2022

After our last post regarding Mia starting her trial with us we thought we would share the first couple days work she’s had! Mia’s standard of grooms already is so high! She still has 20% off for the next couple months - message us to book in! Spaces are disappearing very quickly!

Let’s talk matting !Bit of a long one today, but we think education is so important. As groomers, matting is something w...
05/08/2022

Let’s talk matting !

Bit of a long one today, but we think education is so important.
As groomers, matting is something we see extremely frequently. It’s very common and easy to miss in the daily care of your dogs. Nobody wants their pet shaved down, and we hate to do it. It can be an extremely distressing experience for dogs, their owners and us, their groomers, but it’s often the most humane option for your pet. We promote humanity over vanity at Shampoochies.
Let’s talk about how to spot, deal with and prevent matting.

Our groomers are more than happy to help with your individual pets needs, advise on brushes, combs and coat care at home. No question is a stupid question when it comes to your pet 🐾

More appointments available! As of 9th August we have Mia helping us out at Shampoochies. Mia has just finished her trai...
03/08/2022

More appointments available!

As of 9th August we have Mia helping us out at Shampoochies. Mia has just finished her training with Gemma and is now gaining her experience in the salon. Mia will have a couple spaces tues/weds/thurs from the 9th August onwards and we are offering 20% off for grooms booked in with her. Mia will take a little longer with her appointments but we can assure you the same Shampoochies standard will be met. The pictures you see are her final assessment dogs and all were completed to a very high standard!

Also @jodies_dogsandcoffee21 has opened up another day as of Sept for more appointments also!

Message us to book in!

So FLUFFY! We see lots and lots of woolly coated breeds here at Shampoochies, and a well maintained and brushed coat mea...
29/07/2022

So FLUFFY! We see lots and lots of woolly coated breeds here at Shampoochies, and a well maintained and brushed coat means your pooch can have a fluffy trim when they come to see us!
Brushing your dogs coat from a young age is so beneficial for your dogs skin and fur, their grooming experience and can help with your bond at home 💕
Every dogs coat is different and requires different levels of care. We are always happy to help and advise if you’re ever unsure of what’s right for your dog 🐶

Some fluffy pups from the last couple of weeks:
1: Ted the shih-poo groomed by @grooming_by_brooke
2: Jinko the bichon groomed by Alex
3: Ralph and his baby brother Rupert the cockapoos groomed by @gr00mingbyhannah

We are bias but how beautiful is “the boss” as we call her?! Our little Mavis - weirdest cross breed but we love her so ...
24/07/2022

We are bias but how beautiful is “the boss” as we call her?! Our little Mavis - weirdest cross breed but we love her so much! Gemma changed her ears back to the tassel look - what’s your thoughts? Long ears or tassel ears?

Afternoon all I know you are all probably sick of the weather warnings now but just a quick one from us - obviously Alex...
17/07/2022

Afternoon all

I know you are all probably sick of the weather warnings now but just a quick one from us - obviously Alex cannot work in the van the next two days so he is frantically trying to rearrange appointments to come to the salon instead for the next couple days.

We do have aircon in the salon to help keep it at a constant temperature but we do appreciate that if have an afternoon appointment Monday or Tuesday and you’d rather rearrange to come an early morning then we will look to reschedule however as you all know we are very limited on space at present so it would be 7/8am appointments that would be available.

Message us to let us know if you wanted to move from Monday or Tuesday..

Cute as a button! 🥰These 2 tiny pups came to see Brooke recently, and we just can’t get over how cute they look! Round f...
14/07/2022

Cute as a button! 🥰
These 2 tiny pups came to see Brooke recently, and we just can’t get over how cute they look!
Round faces, long ears, short bodies and fluffy legs really suit this pair

🙌 Please be aware that we are now booking towards the end of August, start of September. We are trying our best to accommodate everyone, but we are extremely busy at present.

Izzy the cavapoo, and Bear the crossbreed both groomed gorgeously by @grooming_by_brooke

Here at Shampoochies, we ❤️ terriers! They come in all shapes and sizes, and they can have breed standard trims, or any ...
09/07/2022

Here at Shampoochies, we ❤️ terriers! They come in all shapes and sizes, and they can have breed standard trims, or any variation that their owner desires! Here are some of our favourites
1: West Highland Terriers groomed by @jodies_dogsandcoffee21
2: Bedlington Terrier groomed by @grooming_by_brooke
3: Terrier mix groomed by @diannepoultney
4: Airedale Terrier groomed by @gr00mingbyhannah

Hope you are all enjoying this sunshine as much as us? Just a polite reminder - please make sure you are on time for you...
05/07/2022

Hope you are all enjoying this sunshine as much as us?

Just a polite reminder - please make sure you are on time for your drop off and pick ups. We have had a few occasions recently where these have been over half hour different to the appointment times - we allow time inbetween appointments for handovers and if the next dog arrives before the other is collected or the next one is dropped early then we have to stop mid groom to do the handover which delays us and can put the dogs under unnecessary stress having to wait mid groom whilst we do the handover for another dog. We appreciate traffic can be a factor and will be accommodating where we can. However if every dog is being picked up late and dropped early we would end up with more dogs than groomers in the salon for the whole day.

Thank you all for your understanding as always and here is a cute picture of Myrtle because why not!

Chico the Giant Schnauzer and Teddy the Yorkshire Terrier - who do you think was the most challenging on their first vis...
28/06/2022

Chico the Giant Schnauzer and Teddy the Yorkshire Terrier - who do you think was the most challenging on their first visit to Shampoochies? Little Teddy!

Both of these boys are very good for their grooms inc Teddy now. Both beautiful in their own way and both have so much personality in completely different ways! The variety of not only meeting all these breeds but learning to groom and perfect them is just one of most amazing things about this job!

Both groomed by Gemma

We hope you’ve had a great weekend! Here’s handsome Ted the border terrier after his groom with @gr00mingbyhannah last w...
26/06/2022

We hope you’ve had a great weekend! Here’s handsome Ted the border terrier after his groom with @gr00mingbyhannah last week.

Just a reminder as we enter holiday season we are booking around 6 - 8 weeks ahead for full grooms, so get booked in now to avoid disappointment.
If you’re unsure of your appointment date or need to amend it, please do send us a message on social media or text to the salon phone. While we endeavour to answer phone calls as quickly as possible, we can’t answer the phone often during our working hours due to the noise in the salon from dryers and noisy pooches
As always, thanks for your patience and understanding, from your team of very busy Shampoochies groomers 💕🐾

20/06/2022

How an earth has 2 years gone by since we moved into @hawgripplantcentre!? 2 years ago the salon was converted and it was just Alex and I. In some ways it feels like we’ve been at Hawgrips forever but in others it’s gone so fast! 1 of the best decisions we ever made - even though I was doubted by many whether it was the right move 🙄 but proved them wrong (again) didn’t I? A hell of a lot has been learnt since moving here - some in a good way and some in a not so good way - but we’ve learnt and the key thing with anything that life throws at you is you learn, grow and move on not matter how difficult and tough things get…

Maybe she’s born with it 💇‍♀️This is Lilly the cockapoo, who has the most beautiful coat with so many different shades! ...
14/06/2022

Maybe she’s born with it 💇‍♀️
This is Lilly the cockapoo, who has the most beautiful coat with so many different shades! She came to visit @grooming_by_brooke for the first time last week and safe to say we are in love 😍

!!Model dogs required!!As you know we are nearing on closing our books for the salon grooming - student grooms are also ...
07/06/2022

!!Model dogs required!!

As you know we are nearing on closing our books for the salon grooming - student grooms are also busy but we have spaces @shampoochies_academy! We are in desperate need of Westies and Schnauzers for our students but we will take any breed - small or big! All grooms are supervised and directed by Gemma and you receive 40% off your groom price! We just need the dogs in a little longer than normal but the dogs have playtime, time to refresh and lots of attention!

We have a space Thursday morning (9th June) and we have a few spaces next week as we have another already existing groomer coming to train for a few days as well as our existing students. Message us to get booked! in!

Just a polite reminder to all those with upcoming appointments - we require a minimum 24 hours notice to cancel or resch...
05/06/2022

Just a polite reminder to all those with upcoming appointments - we require a minimum 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule an appointment. We are back to back at present and have a waiting list of people wanting appointments so please be courteous to others an allow them the opportunity to take the booking. Failure to let us know 24 hours before the appointment will result in a charge. Thanks for your understanding as always…

Cute picture of Myrtle just because she was still for a split second!

Shampoochies Team

We hope you’re ready for a wonderful bank holiday weekend, celebrating the jubilee! Here’s the beautiful Wilma the borde...
02/06/2022

We hope you’re ready for a wonderful bank holiday weekend, celebrating the jubilee!
Here’s the beautiful Wilma the border terrier after her handstrip with @grooming_by_brooke this week, and wow what a transformation! While hand-stripping isn’t for every dog, it makes a massive difference to their appearance and is the most natural way to remove hair and give your pet a fresh appearance!

Hand-stripping is the method of removing blown coat from a wire coated dog. We offer this service in salon - ask your stylist for more details

We are very close to closing our books to new customers so with this in mind can we ask that you have at least your next...
29/05/2022

We are very close to closing our books to new customers so with this in mind can we ask that you have at least your next 2 appointments booked with us please? We are finding it difficult to get people in that call adhoc to book so if everyone books the next 2 ahead we can organise our diaries to ensure every dog gets the appointments that are most suitable! Picture is just a cute one of Myrtle just because!

Thanks all!

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Hawgrips Garden Centre, Seine Lane
Leicester
LE194PD

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07734433303

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We are a husband and wife team - Gemma and Alex! We have both lived in Leicester all our life and up until 2014 we both worked in an office doing a 9am - 5pm shift. However, Gemma was made redundant and whilst this is generally taken as bad news, Gemma took this as an opportunity to start something new and something that she enjoys. Dog grooming has been something that Gemma has been interested in since she bought home Euston at 8 weeks old (he's the handsome man on the home page) - he is a Giant Schnauzer. Gemma has groomed him since he was a young puppy and he is who we have to thank for getting us both into grooming professionally. Dogs are amazing animals and they never fail to make you laugh. You cannot beat the love and happiness that they give you that moment you walk in the house after being away from them.

After being made redundant Gemma decided to gain a professional qualification in dog grooming. She gained her City & Guilds Level 2 for Dog Grooming Assistants qualification in April 2014. Although the City & Guilds qualification is not a requirement to move into a dog grooming career, she felt that she could not go into this industry until she had gained a full understanding in regards to the care and grooming requirements of some many different and amazing breeds of dogs. After only 18 months into starting the business Gemma was full and had to close her books to any new customers. At this point Gemma decided to train Alex in the hope that we could get Alex to the standard of a fully trained dog groomer to be able re-open the books to new customers. Alex succeeded and took delivery of his mobile grooming van in March 2018.

He got so busy that he took the decision to also leave his 9am - 5pm job in May 2019 and has been working as a full time dog groomer ever since and never ever looked back! We are both extremely passionate about dogs and the joy that they bring to their families. We find an amazing amount of satisfaction in beautifying these amazing animals.

Ok, that is a very short snapshot of us - we hope to meet you very soon!!

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thankyou so much for today dave is like a different dog
In response to this post, it should never of happened, but it did. Can't deal with the "what ifs " there's nothing we can do, but have to learn from this situation. I'm gutted, devastated, numb, all of the above. But negativity doesn't help anyone. Especially me, I've lost 2 dogs within just over 2 weeks, so we all have to grieve and get over this most tragic situation. I am hurting so so much. But yes we can learn from ptsd dogs, like Roger. Just felt the need to write this.
Goodbye Dennis🥲 Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to our 8 weekly pooches, Dennis sadly was the first of those pooches today…Dennis came to me along with his late brother Archie 5 years ago, I will certainly miss seeing Dennis, he will now join his giant Schnauzer little brother at Shampoochies - Leicesterwhere I am sure he will absolutely love it…thank you Dennis for allowing me to groom you and thank you mum for the Beautiful flowers & present 🖤
Be careful guys 😔
Live with Gemma who started a business after being made redundant. Shampoochies - Leicester https://www.instagram.com/tv/COa0XsvnVLY/?igshid=foaqsv4hmepn
Stanley's Big Day out ...... at Shampoochies - Leicester, located at Hawgrip Plant Centre. One Happy Handsome Dog. Please check out their page for more details🐾🌸
Aww bless him hope Pablo isn’t like this Gemma 😂
Dipsy and Pablo, sister and brother and both groomed by Alex and Gemma 🥰🥰
What a difference a day makes thanks Gemma Pablo has gone from looking homeless to looking and smelling amazing 🥰🥰
More business facemasks but don't forget I can do one off personal prints too... Please get in touch xx Thank you Shampoochies - Leicester for your order again 💞💞 #localbusinesses #workwear #facemasks #personalprints
Gemma and Alex I hope you don’t mind me posting this on your page, but I hadn’t even had heard of SCI and I hope by posting this on here it will help other dog owners to be careful in woodlands
Pablo wore himself out playing and chewing his new ball 😍
Just want to say a big thank you for turning our lovely Charlie back from a bear to gorgeous little doggy again! 😁
Hope you have had an amazing first day. 🐾🐾💜💜
Thought you might like to see our alternative “top knot” 😱 He is unimpressed but at least he can see 🤣🤣
Pablo is looking very rough and in need of a very good grooming lol 😂