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Pantops Pet Salon & Spa
Charlottesville's Professional Dog Grooming

It's what we do -- it's all we do.

(434) 293-2424
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504 Pantops Center
Charlottesville, VA 22911

Grooming is a Great Experience – For all of Us

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 by Mike Cronk

We have been discussing the senses of dogs in previous issues, but what about our senses in relation to dogs?  Grooming provides a positive stimulation of many of our senses—sight, hearing, touch.  Most of our customers react very positively when they pick up their dog(s)—and they should!  After all, the dogs look good, smell good, and feel soft and silky to the touch.  Some dogs will bark or squeal their excitement as well.  After all that, how can you not reach out to pet that smiling doggy face?  I know that after Lizzie gets a bath and brush, I can’t help but give her extra petting and bury my nose in that soft, clean-smelling fur. 
Yes, it lowers my blood pressure and really helps you understand the benefits offered by therapy dogs.  This use of so many senses produces a strong positive exchange which reinforces the bond between owner and dog.  A freshly groomed dog gets a little extra love and this is an experience that we appreciate being able to be a part of.  Every day, we get to make dogs more comfortable, beautiful, and endearing to their owners.  Nothing beats the happy smiles on canine and human faces when they are pleased with a groom. 

We’d like to thank you for being part of that experience!

Archived from “The Paw Report:”  Issue #9, March.

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