Tricia’s thoughts on Coconut Oil for Dogs

As a Dog Groomer Owner, I am often asked by clients what to use for lots of different ailments. My first call is always check with the breeder or vet. My advice to the owner is try simple solutions to alleviate dogs issue first, like dry paws, itching skin, raw sores (not infected) licking feet or chewing feet. Dogs like salt so they often lick or chew to get that taste and then unfortunately it becomes a habit.

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Puppy Care

In my experience Puppy Care needs to be explained in detail. Owners are so in love with their new puppy that they shower it with love and affection (good) and forget some of the principles.

1. They are dogs not humans, needing food water exercise vet care and when old enough grooming

Social interaction shouldn’t begin before 3 months and after last injections have concluded.

2. Puppies don’t need a bath every week, as first thought, once a month is fine, allowing the oil in the coat to keep it lubricated. Sometimes they soil their bottoms and so need a gentle clean up. If you decide to shampoo your puppy, dilute it to a 5 to 1 ratio so as you can rinse out all the soap (important). We prefer Oatmeal or Aloe Vera type shampoos as they are pure, coconut is all good.

3. Brushing is necessary if their coat is long and soft, brush the wrong way at first then the length of the body next then legs and last face and tail. Give treats and use a soft voice so the puppy learns this is good attention and a positive experience. If too nervous or jumpy put a lead not a collar to keep steady. Talk to your groomer about special detangling products that really help this process.

If the nails are too long and you have your own nail clippers then just take the tiny tips off.

4. Food and water basics: most breeders will give advice on what’s best for your breed. Clean water always available.

5. Exercise: From the beginning take your puppy outside (safe place preferred) back yard or front yard is good but keep away from other animals at this stage. Always walk with the lead and walk slowly at first, stopping every few minutes, stand still no talking so as the puppy knows to follow your signals, hand or foot. Give small treats when obeyed. Talking signals come later.

I hope this short article helps, any feedback welcome.


Tricia Bartlett (Owner)

I Love To Be Pampered!

I am a well loved pooch who has a loving family, even spoils me.

So unless I am naughty, I live a very easy life, I get fed and taken out for walks.

But my fur grows so quickly, it covers my eyes then I cannot see, worse still my private parts get in the way of other essential matters. As for my body, needs brushing, which I complain loudly, I dont like it when my owners hack the matted bits off, it makes me looks silly.

Seriouly, I need at rollover beethoven, dog grooming boutique, where I am looked after with fresh water and lots of attention. I need to be pampered in the style I am used to, so as when I go for a walk I am greatly admired!

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What To Do If Your Dog Has Fleas?

  1. Wash dog with a safe herbal dog shampoo and conditioner
  2. When dog is dry sprinkle with a herbaguard powder
  3. Wash all bedding or places where dog sleeps
  4. Spray polished boards with flea spray and other warm areas
  5. Check outside for places where dog sleeps, under house etc then spray
  6. Vacuum furniture and other places where dog sleeps then dispose of vac bag and or spray
  7. Follow up with another Herbal shampoo and conditioner
  8. Check with Vet if non of the above works

Our Mission Statement To Our Clients And Their Dogs

A safe and caring environment with a holistic approach for both dogs and their owners.

If a dog is sick and needs attention we would always recommend the owner seeks professional vet advice.

All of our services, use herbal shampoo and conditioner which contains no sulfate. Just like our human friends, the most natural approach is our advice.

We provide “Natural Solutions”, with supplements, skincare, joint & mobility, eye & ear care and flea treatments for dogs special needs.

All of these natural treatments are made from botanical sources. With treatments, prevention, maintenance & cleaning solutions being the focus and in keeping with our caring environment.

Common ailments include: red or weepy eyes & itchy ears, warts on older dogs, itchy or sensitive skin, arthritis in the joints leaving the dog unable to walk or stand. We endeavour to ensure that a dog with these issues is comfortable at all times, and treated with empathy.

Winter Grooming


We find that dogs are generally more knotted or matted in the colder months due to their owners feeling they might get cold if groomed.

We recommend regular bathing and brushing to eliminate the tangles early.

When dogs have reached the matted stage it is too late for a short clip which often disappoints the owner. Prevention is the answer, brush dogs at home on a regular basis, especially if the dog wears a jumper to keep warm, which we recommend, but dogs will require more brushing.

Terminology regularly used by Rollover Beethoven staff, is a winter clip, which is longer in length than a summer clip. Our  professional groomers use long combs to achieve this groom.

We suggest that owners of dogs who are prone to matts purchase the Magictails Shine Serum or Spray Shine from the salon.  This product should be used as part of your dogs regular at home grooming routine. The product assists in keeping the coat healthy, easy to brush, shiny and matt free!

Doggie jama’s are another solution to keep your dog warm, even inside the home. These come in a variety of colours and can be machine washed. Raincoats are recommended for melbourne’s winter and summer. Both of these items can be purchased from the salon.

Our Favourite Dog Names

Archie, Archer, Abby, Athena, Annie, Angus, Arni, Asti

Bart, Bailey, Banjo, Barnaby, Baxter, Bea, Beaver, Bella, Betty, Beyonce, Benji, Bernard, Billy, Biscuit, Blossom, Bobby,Bo-Bo, Boags, Bomber, Brandon, Bruno, Buddy, Butler, Buzz

Carlos, Charlie, Casper, Chloe, Coco, Cocoa, Coki, Conner, Cooper, Coral, Cha-Cha, Charky, Charlie, Chad, Chilli, Chino, Cindy, Citrine, Cookie, Coby, Crumble, Crystal, Curque

Daisy, Dante, Darcy, Dexter, Delilah, Delores, Destiny, Disney, Dolce, Dolly, Dusty, Duke

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