When it comes to how your dog is groomed, you should decide. Most of the “chain-type” shops may not be the best grooming shop to take your dog. But that doesn’t mean that any shop in any store cannot do a nice job. Most of the shops simply hire inexperienced groomers with the aim to groom as many dogs as possible in a day, without considering whether its’ done right or not.
It is evident that most of the shops will seem to offer to groom for all breeds of dogs (not a guarantee), but it is highly likely that the end results may be unpleasant to you. Therefore, taking your Westie in such a place may finally end up resembling a schnauzer or even worst.
A good groomer shouldn’t need you to take your canine buddy to their shop very early in the morning then pick them up very late in the evening. There is no point of your dog spending hours in a cage waiting to be groomed. One-half hour is enough before your appointment session, but as soon as your dog is groomed, you should expect a call to pick them up. Therefore, you should keep time when bringing as well as taking your dog to the groomer.
Should your dog’s hair be groomed improperly, it will still grow back regardless of how much clipping was done. All you got to do is be patient and wait for it to grow to the right size so it can be groomed by a qualified groomer who will re-shape it appropriately according to Westie specifications.