A lifelong love and passion for dogs, has led me to an award winning career in dog grooming. Grooming is a profession that is not for faint hearted. A love of dogs is no guarantee that dogs will love you.
Your groomer should have experience and knowledge that covers a wide variety of breeds and coat types. Every breed has a desired look, whether it is a Champion Show Dog or your much loved pet, be it pedigree or What-Zit.
A fundamental part of a happy healthy dog is maintenance of a clean and well kept coat. Regular grooming is important in building up the relationship between you and your pet, and also identifies potential problems, i.e. parasites or trapped grass seed, which can cause injury and that may result in expensive veterinary costs.
The experienced groomer spends literally hours with your pet going over every inch with a fine tooth comb. A professional groomer should provide a bath and trim, teeth and ears and anal glands and nails, as an all-in-one service.
In addition to giving your dog a through MOT, a groomer should be able to identify the specific needs for your breed. This is important if these needs were not highlighted when the puppy was purchased, and a further lack of after sales advice, result in these requirements being unfulfilled.
Your groomer should be able to offer you advice and tips on the tools to use (i.e. combs, brushes, and scissors) and how to groom your pet between visits, which can not only save you money can but help maintain the desired look for your breed. An experienced groomer should also be able to offer handling tips for the difficult dog, if required.
Remember, a happy and healthy dog is a well groomed dog.
Mike Wildman - cLassie dog grooming