Thorough Consultations

Thorough Consultations We take a look at your dog, assess their coat & temperament and discuss what we can do for you and your pup. No rush. Just a friendly chat.

Cage Free Design

We start with your dog & we end with your dog.
There’s no waiting in a cage during any part of grooming. Only toilet breaks & play time.

Organic & Cruelty Free Products

We only use organic products that have been proven to be gentle & effective on all dogs. Our products are ideal for sensitive, allergy suffering dogs & can aid itching.

Outdoor Break Area.

Our outdoor area is a mixture of fake/real grass, baby fruit trees & flower beds.

Your dog will receive multiple breaks throughout their grooming appointment allowing them to stretch their legs, go to the loo and have a sniff around.

We’ve found this method to create a super relaxed & comfortable environment for all dogs.

See your Dogs Story

Have Instagram or Facebook?
We quite often share your dog’s story with our ODS Family for you to see how they’re doing.
Yup, that’s all folks! Earlier this year, I found out that Deep Sea Mud might not be that sustainable. Good for your dog's skin and coat? Yes. All natural? Yes. However, harvesting it from the sea might not be the best for our planet.
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It was really difficult to find clear information on its sustainability so I made the decision to remove it from my product line.
Luckily, this does not mean your pups are missing out on anything. On the contrary, they are benefiting.
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I now use an Aussie Made, Organic/All-Natural, Plastic Free, Skin Soothing, Coat Strengthening Banana Powder Coat Mask!
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#ODogSpa #dogspa #muddydog #labrador #yellowlab
Remember how I said there were only a couple of things left to "un-plastic"?
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Well I've just busted another plastic product! No more plastic packaged toothpaste! [Pause for cheering]
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I've long been aware of coconut oil's antibacterial properties, but it only recently occurred to me that it could potentially replace my current doggy toothpaste, which is packaged in plastic.
Why? It's safe for dogs to ingest (handy to know as a toothpaste 😝), antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and, most importantly (to our pups), it tastes good!
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I'll be tinkering with recipes over the next few months; parsley could be added to create fresher smelling breath, but for now, I'm sticking with pure coconut oil.
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In fact, only the best for your pups. I'm using @naturalrawc certified organic virgin coconut oil. I tested it today, and 3 out of 3 pups said they would let me rub it on their gums again. 😝
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Not only did I switch to reduce my plastic impact on the planet, but I also switched for the benefit of your dogs! It seemed to be very hit or miss whether or not a dog liked the taste of the teeth gel I was using. 🤦🏻‍♀️
Which meant, I couldn't apply it to those particular dogs because I would lose their trust if I kept trying. Hopefully, the coconut oil will be tasty enough for ALL dogs and I can work up to physically brushing their teeth 🥳
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#ODogSpa #dogspa #dogteethcleaning #rawsome #dogtips #plasticfree #organic
You guys, I had the most amazing weekend!! If the photo isn't obvious enough, I got married!!!
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And in true ODS style, we managed to find suppliers and an entire venue that runs sustainably 💚 All of our suppliers were sooooo lovely!!! Literally, the nicest people. 
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Quick thank you to all my lovely clients for being patient and understanding over the past couple of years as we rescheduled our wedding multiple times and particularly the last couple of months as I squeezed in some family time ❤️
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Here are all our amazing suppliers:
@jessicaaldertonevents  @rad.alchemy @marryingyoutwo 
@emilyhowlettphotography @rocklea_farm @makeup.by.inez @guysgourmetcatering @vibesoundsandevents @the_wedding_fair
Whatever tool you decide to walk your dog on, make sure you teach them "pressure & release".
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This simple skill can make a huge difference in a multitude of situations, including limiting your dog's chances of fighting and pulling away from their groomer, Veterinarian or pet sitter. 
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When your dog learns that the leash means to follow, your dog will likely follow whoever is holding their leash, making for a much less stressful experience.
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Even Rhinos at the Zoo learn to move away from pressure so zookeepers can handle them safely.
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 #dogspa #odogspa #dogtraining #dogtips
YOU GUYS IT'S HAPPENING!
I am very pleased to announce that ODS will no longer be purchasing shampoo/conditioner from plastic bottles!
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I've switched between 3 different brands over the past 5 years and it is always a hard decision. "The wash" is 80% of the work so If you don't have a nice clean dog with healthy skin then the haircut becomes more difficult.
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Just like most salons, grooming salons go through a lot of shampoo! This would be my largest consumable item so I'm really happy to have found a product that is not only plastic free but good for your dogs skin and coat, cleans really well and doesn't strip out any natural oils.
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You can also purchase a shampoo bar from me in store 💁🏻‍♀️
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 #dogspa #odogspa #plasticfree #sustainablesalon #sustainable #saynotoplastic
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Wow, wow Louie! We've been working hard on nail trimming desensitisation and can I just say, it's been going very well 💁‍♀️
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Louie does this fun thing I call "Meerkatting". Yep, it's exactly what you think. He rears up on his back legs and freezes. Not an ideal position for a Dachshund (Dax-hund) I might add.
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Fortnightly sessions of increasing difficulty yielded a great response from this little man and we finally got all of his nails done without any stressing!! 🥰
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 #dogspa #odogspa #dachshund #dachshundpuppy #dachshund_love #dachshundlife #dachs #dognailtrim
One of my missions for ODS has always been to create a business that has little impact on the planet. The beauty industry has so many single-use items and plastic bottles, and the grooming industry (one could argue, the animal beauty industry) is no different. When it comes to cleanliness and preventative measures for cross contamination, it’s assumed that single-use is best. However, this does create a lot of waste. To minimise the waste that ODS produces, I have: compostable bin liners, recycled paper tissues, and many other consumables that are “wash & re–use” type products.

Alas, there is still so much more to do. 

My goal for this year is to use 100% Plastic Free products!
So far, we’ve eliminated plastic shampoo bottles, paw balms and ear cleaners, with only 2 more main products left to go plastic free. I think I can achieve this goal by the end of the year!

Being green is really hard, and I couldn't do it without the support of my clients. "Organix" isn't just a marketing buzzword; it's an insight into what you get when choosing ODS.
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 #odogspa #dogspa #gogreen💚 #gogreen #plasticfree #saynotoplastic #organicproducts
"What fun we have!" 
Brock's words, not mine, promise 😜
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#ODogSpa #dogspa #dogsplaying #boxer #frenchie #frenchbulldog #boxersofmelbourne