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Master's Pride Dog Grooming Boutique
(563) 556-4555
Master's Pride Dog Grooming Boutique
Dubuque, IA
Description
Our Salon is one of the first established dog grooming salons in Dubuque. We're family owned and operated and still serving the tri-state area dog owners for over 30 years. Since 1968,we have been active in the dog show circuit and offered the first dog obedience training classes in Dubuque. Just as we have produced many championships with our dogs over the decades, your dog is groomed and treated as a Champion in our salon. We're knowledgeable in all breed grooming and we are A Cut

Urban Hound Dubuque Iowa
(563) 583-5434
1870 Asbury Rd.
Dubuque, IA
Description
A full service pet wash. All furry friends are welcome. Offering walk-in self serve and appointment grooming. All pets are hand dried and given individual care. No cages used. Open Tuesday-Sunday.

Pampered Pups
(563) 583-6555
3185 Hughes Court, Suite D
Dubuque, IA
 
Adams Pet Hospital
(563) 582-5500
5875 Saratoga Rd
Dubuque, IA
 
Petsmart
(563) 557-8001
1300 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque, IA
 
urban hound llc
(563) 583-5434
1870 Asbury Rd.
Dubuque, IA
Description
The Urban Hound is a self-serve pet wash and grooming spaw in Dubuque Iowa. We offer large, fiber glass tubs with steps or ramps. We provide natural shampoos and creme rinses. Large and small dryers. Towels, brushes and help. If you want a professinal cut we are skilled in grooming all breeds. Attitude is everything at the Urban Hound. All pets are treated with patience and love. We have no cages. Open Tuesday-Sunday

Heads to Tails Grooming
(563) 583-1444
3680 Crescent Rdg
Dubuque, IA
 
PETCO Corp
(563) 556-3507
2541 Nw Arterial
Dubuque, IA
 
PetSmart
(563) 557-8001
1300 JOHN F. KENNEDY RD
DUBUQUE, IA

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GroomingDales
(563) 582-1060
2262 Flint Hill Dr
Dubuque, IA
 
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Saddle Cleaning Tips

"Proper cleaning is perhaps the most neglected and misunderstood part of taking care of leather goods," he says. "It's also one of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your saddle. This process should take you about 30 minutes if you complete it on a regular basis, perhaps once yearly depending on frequency of use and the saddle's overall condition."

Materials:

Saddle soap
Bucket of warm water
Nylon-bristle brush
Sponge
Leather conditioner - oil- or wax-based product
Soft rag or scrap of sheepskin (available from a local saddlemaker)

Saddle-Cleaning Steps:

1. Using saddle soap, water and nylon brush, clean the saddle with just enough pressure to work up a lather on the leather. Remember to thoroughly clean areas that directly touch the horse (fenders, stirrup leathers, billets, latigos and back cinch).

2. With the sponge and water, flush clean the areas you've lathered. This process removes surface dirt and opens the leather's pores, which releases dirt that's penetrated the leather.

"Don't be afraid to use lots of water in this step," Schwarz offers. "It won't hurt the leather as long as it's allowed to dry immediately."

3. Allow the leather to dry completely.

4. Apply leather conditioner. Use a scrap of sheepskin if it's an oil-based product or your hands for a wax-based conditioner. Pay close attention to areas that contact the horse.

If the leather is particularly dry (evidenced by stiffness), use 100-percent neatsfoot oil...

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