THESE furry dogs prove that humans weren’t the only ones rushing to barbers yesterday – because pampered dogs were also treated with long overdue haircuts.

Long-haired dog breeds, including Poodles, Labradoodles, Spaniels, and Pomeranians, would generally have a haircut at least every six weeks.

Dogs came for a haircut after Covid restrictions eased

But with the groomers having been shut down during the winter lockdown, the dogs were in dire need of a serious haircut when the groomers finally reopened.

The Argus: dogs with long hair need regular haircuts to keep them tidyDogs with long hair need regular haircuts to keep them tidy

And among the first dogs to return through the gates were some of the regular customers of Bone Idol groomers in Brighton.

The Argus: The dogs were much happier to have had a haircutThe dogs were much happier to have had a haircut

Satisfied customers such as Joey the Border Terrier and Nellie the Welsh Terrier had serious cuts, leaving behind a mountain of fur that was about half the height of the mutts themselves.

The Argus: Bone Idol opened to customers on Monday after Covid restrictions easedBone Idol opened to customers on Monday after Covid restrictions eased

And others, like Lola the cockerpoo, were finally able to see straight again – after having their furry bangs cut from where they had grown above their eyes.

Scott Learmouth, owner of Bone Idol, said: “Our customers and their dogs love coming to the show, and we love to see them, so the lockdown was once again very difficult for everyone.

“On the first day of opening, and for the foreseeable future, we have a busy schedule, and it’s really satisfying to see the transformations from drab to fabulous again.”

The Argus: Some dogs had gone a long time without having their hair cutSome dogs had gone a long time without having their hair cut

Bone Idol activity also extends to the Bone Idol Academy, which trains potential groomers.

The Argus: Covid has seen a lot of people want to become a dog groomerCovid has seen many people want to become dog groomers

And Scott said that part of the business has seen a surge in apps since the start of the pandemic.

The Argus: People Can Also Be Trained To Be Dog Groomers At Bone IdolPeople can also train to become dog groomers at Bone Idol

He added, “While of course we were restricted like most retail businesses, dog grooming is a flexible profession.

“It’s also a lot of fun and creative, and people who have been stuck at home in jobs they don’t like come over to dog groom and start their dream careers.

“The pandemic has been a real time of reflection for many people.”

The Argus: Dogs have also grown in popularity during the pandemicDogs have also grown in popularity during the pandemic

To find out more, visit www.boneidol.co.uk.

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Source: www.theargus.co.uk
This notice was published: 2021-04-14 10:53:52