Dogs

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Dog Groomer

To keep your dog happy, healthy and beautiful, you have to ensure that they are groomed. Dog grooming services are everywhere. However, not every groomer and pet grooming salon out there is not good for your four-legged friend, who is also a very important member of your family. 

To ensure that your pet gets the best dog grooming services available, you should use the following tips when choosing the groomer:

  • Ask around and do research

Talk to your kennel manager, neighbors, or veterinarian to show you the best places where you can get your best friend groomed. It is important to remember that some offices usually have policies that they do not refer their clients to any particular groomers. Be sure to ask more specific questions. For example, ask if they have ever heard any complaints about the groomer. 

  • Speak with the pet groomers you are considering

Along the way as you conduct your research, you will come across the big names in the pet grooming industry. There are also those names that you will want to know more about. Have all these names and then speak with them directly. Set up a call with any groomer you may want to know more about and ask some important questions related to dog grooming services. Ask about experience especially with your dog breed. Am about what products they use in their salon, and also about membership to specific groups. 

  • Look out for registration and certifications

You definitely want to ensure that you are choosing the groomer who is well-trained, licensed, and certified as well, especially in the flea and tick applications. You should double check this in order to be sure that your best friend will be absolutely safe in the groomer’s care. 

  • Trust your instincts

Your instincts are always right, remember? When you set up a call with the groomer, especially if you are meeting them for the first time, you should be able to feel that you are getting all the answers to your questions. It can be scary to use a pet groomer for the first time. So, you want to ensure you are doing your research thoroughly. If something seems off about the groomer, then continue searching for another one. 

  • Check out dog grooming associations

There are several dog grooming association websites. Check out such websites. In most cases, they will have a useful function – “find a groomer” search function. Even though groomers don’t actually have to be members of grooming association, those who are already members are usually required to follow certain specified code of conduct and adhere to the associations standards regarding dog grooming services they offer.