I have a 2 year old Golden Retriever named Roxy who sheds a LOT! So, I take her to Bark and Bubble in Sturbrige 2-3 times a year to get "de-furminated". This process takes about 3 hours per visit. I shop in the meantime. They remove all of the dead, loose hair, then they bathe her, cut her nails and brush her teeth. When I go to pick her up, she is happy, pretty and has a new bow on her collar. This costs about $75 per visit, but my house is not messy with flying fur for a couple of months. Plus my dog looks better and has clipped nails and clean teeth.