Welcome to P4 Dog Grooming

Welcome to P4 Dog Grooming

Grooming Salon FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What Vaccinations do you require?

in order for P4 to maintain a safe, comfortable environment, we require all pets to be current on their rabies vaccinations and to wait at least 48 hours after any vaccinations before checking in.  Proof of rabies vaccination in the form of paperwork or License Tag is required.  The waiting period helps to ensure your pets isn’t sore at the injection site, which can cause irritability or lethargy.  This waiting period also is to prevent stressing a pet who may be experiencing an unexpected allergic reaction from a vaccine/vaccination.  Puppies between 8 weeks and 4 months of age may receive services in the salon without vaccinations.   P4 follows all State laws and Requirements for all pet’s health. 

How do I book a grooming appointment online?

At the top of the screen you will see grooming services or Check prices. “Select the dog type icon based on your pet.  Select breed and age.  When you select this option, it will show you price for your dog type.:  Once service is selected you will be able to go to Service log-in page to continue your booking.  You will be promoted to sign in to your P4 account or sign up and provide your name, pet’s information, and your email address to get started.   Check availabilities make appointment and sign up for text alerts.

Do I need to book an appointment in advance?

P4 appointment is calendar driven for paid appointment to assure accurate appointments time and day.     Booking your paid appointment for grooming service ahead of time ensures that you and your pet are not kept waiting any longer than necessary.  Weekends tend to be especially busy, so having a paid appointment assures your time slot for service.   Especially highly recommended on Saturday and Sunday’s since we do not do walk-ins.   You can call the salon to book a paid appointment as well.

How do I get the cost of my pet’s grooming appointment?

Prices are based on breed, condition of coat, and length of service, can be found here on our website.   Most of dogs are rated at the basic grooming service price.  In order to get a price estimate before your grooming appointment, we recommend booking your appointment online or calling the salon.

Do you have a look great Guarantee?

P4 services to you is that we groom to your dog breed type and return a health, clean dog to your possession.  You will love your pet’s overall appearance and health after a visit to our Salon.  You pet will be looking good and smelling good when returned back to you.

How long will the grooming service take?

The amount of time for pet grooming varies by breed and service, but you can usually plan on it taking 3-4 hours.  Express services can be arranged upon request, shortening service time.   Express services include nail trims, take approximately 15 minutes, nail coloring takes approximately 25 minutes, teeth cleaning take approximately 1hour up to 1hour 30 minutes depending on breed type (subject to salon availability).  Wait time may apply.  Express services are available for Senior dogs and dogs who get anxious during grooming services and are required for the following breeds: French Bulldog, English bulldog, Pug, Boxer, & Boston terriers.   Ask a grooming associate for details.

Do you use Kennel Drying to Dry Dogs?

No, P4 do not do Kennel drying for your dogs.  Each pet is dried using a personal hand help blow dryer by the Bather.  If you have any questions about our policy or would like to discuss the best drying process for your dog, please be sure to speak with a pet stylist when booking your dog grooming appointment.

Will my pet be Kennel before and after their groom?

Yes, pets are cared for in individual sanitary caging at each phase of their service, with sanitary padding and PH balance 8.5 Alkaline drinking water is provided at all time. Note: (Most dog will not desire to drink City or tap water after drinking the PH balance Alkaline water,  if you chose not to have your pet Hydrated with the Alkaline water it must be stated upon arrival or stated in your appointment).   “Tap water will be available.”    We keep caging time as minimal as possible, and there is someone on hand to check on your pet frequently.

Can I stay and watch my pet being groomed?

Yes, you can look through the window, there is no waiting area available at this time.   We strongly suggest the pet owner to not stay due to the safety of your pet and our staff.   Pets seeing their owner can bring on anxiety for your pets and other pets around them, we may not able to comfortably groom your pets.  Pets cooperate better when owners are not around.  This give Pets and our groomer the opportunity to create a warm and special bond together, helping your pets feel safe and secure while getting groomed.

Will my Pet be sedated?

P4 will never sedate a dog or accept a dog that has been sedated.   If your dog has been known to have a strong behavioral reaction to grooming or bathing, please advise us when making the appointment and when dropping off.  If a pet is truly uncooperative or made uncomfortable by the process, we might end the session-but we will never sedate your pet.

How can I be sure I am getting the best services provided?

At P4, we will have a certified safety associated on hand who will do a hands-on assessment to address your pets needs before your dog is taken back to be bath and groomed.   The assessment will include your pet’s skin, coat, ears, nails, and teeth so both salon tech and pet owner know the pet’s condition at the time of service.

The associate also looks for:

  • Lethargy
  • Excessive panting
  • Excessive drooling
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Redness in eyes
  • Resistance to entering salon or going to caging area

If your pet is showing any of these behaviors or multiple behaviors, we will not be able to perform services at that time.  Pet owners are given at this time the opportunity to stay with their pets to see if after 15 minutes this behavior passes.  If the behavior does not, we will gladly reschedule the appointment for a less busy time or recommend a veterinarian who can assist getting your dog ready for service.

Do you offer a Flee and Tick treatment for Dogs?

Part of our basic grooming service include flea and tick treatment.  Excessive infestations require additional service.

My dog has Allergies do you attend to dog’s with allergy needs?

Yes, with owner notifications, services can be purchased that attend to allergic situations to our best ability.  We offer a Hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner at owners request or we will use your Vets prescribed medicated products.

Do you offer service for dogs not needing grooming?

Yes, you will still need an appointment for these services, just call the salon that day to make sure there is an open time to come in.  Dogs needing to only have their nail tips trim (takes about 15 minutes depending on breed and size of dog), teeth cleaning (take about 1 hour to 2 hours depending on breed and size of dog), nails polished (takes about 30 to 1 hour depending on breed of and size of dog).   This keeps pet owners and pets from having a long wait to be seen.

Do I need to prepare my pet for grooming?

  • Know all your pet’s triggers: because a salon can be loud and noisy can cause stress in some pets. For example, some pets are nervous or anxious when they see or are around other dogs.  Some dog cannot stand to be exposed to loud noises, like sirens, music, even other dogs barking.  When you notice these things its good to write it down so you can inform your salon when your dog is getting groomed.  Communicate any calming triggers as well with the groomer.
  • Visit your pet’s salon: allow the pet to be with you the first time you come to the salon, upon making your appointment. Give your dog the chance to see where he/she will be coming .   P4 will be happy to schedule a day for you and your pet to take a tour of the salon. (you must bring proof of vaccination with you for tour).   This helps them get use to the activity, smells, and the sounds of the salon.  By touching their feet, and paws in play time with them along with using common household items to introduce them to humming noises of clippers, and nail grinder if available will help them through their grooming process as well.
  • Brining your dog in for grooming every four-to-six weeks can help with slowly losing their anxiety for a bath and will keep your pet clean and healthy. It can allow them to be regularly checked for ticks, fleas, dry skin patches, and or problem with their nail, teeth, ears, and eyes. (?) gives dog’s a feeling of familiarity and peace.