I have a wire fox terror...ummm...terrier. He is quite a handful. Not mean, just high spirited. He needs to be groomed every quarter or so and he's always such a pain to take in the car. I discovered Gracie's nearby and have been thrilled with their service. Named after the owner's full-size black poodle, Gracie's has always done a terrific job on grooming Dodger. He always comes home looking very handsome in his chic little bandanna, although he usually spends a good day being mad at me for taking him to be trimmed.
If they can do such a great job on my crazy dog, I'm sure they'll do wonders with yours. You can also kennel your dog at Gracie's when you travel. They have reasonable rates, private dog runs and you can tell the owner and staff really love animals.