Is your dog groomed the recommended amount of every 4 to 6 weeks? During our busy schedules and strange happenings in the world, it's difficult to find the time to keep up on things like this.
Grooming is important to your dog's health and shouldn't be ignored for too long. When it comes time to pick the right dog groomer for your pup, certain qualities are vital to consider.
Keep reading to learn more so that you'll make the perfect groomer for both you and your dog!
You want to find a dog groomer who is within a close distance to you. A groomer who is too far away means you're more likely to skip out on your dog's next appointment.
The best choice is to find the kind of groomer who will come to you so that you never have to leave the home while still giving your pup the care he needs. Mobile groomers are always an excellent choice for all kinds of families with the busiest of schedules.
Although it's a good idea to socialize your dog to many different experiences, no one wants to deal with a groomer who's dour. Friendliness puts your dog at ease and makes you feel comfortable as well.
Take some extra time to go out and meet the groomers you're debating between and see which one you, but most importantly your dog, get along with the most. That's a good indication of the one who is the right choice for you and your pup.
You're going to be meeting with the groomer once every couple of weeks, so make sure everyone gets along. It makes the grooming experience a pleasant one!
There's no reason to hand your dog over for grooming to a company that doesn't know how to keep their equipment clean. Before deciding between the different groomers available to you, don't forget to check out their facilities.
Ask for a tour of the place and make the judgment for yourself as to whether or not they are clean and organized. Even a glance is often enough to tell the difference between a well-kept grooming station to one that is the opposite.
If the price of a session is too good to be true, then it's best to look for other options. Getting a good deal is always nice, but sometimes cheap is not always worth the risk.
Choosing a dog groomer is all about balance. You want to find the right price without sacrificing quality. Since grooming is so important to your dog's health, it's a good idea to splurge a little to make sure your pet is getting the best care possible!
Use Your Instincts to Pick the Perfect Groomer
Even with all of these qualities laid out before you, sometimes you've got to rely on your instincts to make the decision. If you feel comfortable and your dog feels comfortable, then that's a great groomer match.
Now that you know what to look for in a dog groomer, look around at all of your available options so that you don't miss out on a hidden gem.
We'd love to be your next groomer so feel free to contact us at any time to make an appointment!
Allison Johnson is the Owner and Founder of Trimmed Pets. Trimmed is a woman owned and led Mobile Grooming Business servicing the greater Portland Metro area in Oregon and the greater Boise Metro area in Idaho.