When it comes time to give a dog a bath plus more, dog grooming is in order. Finding the right dog groomer for a pet can take some time and look around.
Pets are valuable to the heart and home. Providing the very best care for pets can take some homework, especially if looking for a new dog groomer. If an old dog groomer has already been established, a pet owner is far ahead of the game. Knowing the pet’s needs and personality can help when searching for the right service.
Knowing What to Avoid with Dog Groomers
There are many things to look for and ask about when it comes around to calling or visiting dog groomers. Dog groomers can come in a variety of shapes and sizes so know what to question or possibly look out for. For instance, some dog groomers may use tranquilizers to calm the dogs prior to grooming. There are also dog groomers who use cage dryers to dry the animal’s hair as opposed to drying them with a blow dryer. It is up to the pet owner to ask the questions and make sure to be fully aware of how the dog is being treated and handled behind the scenes.
It is also important to take a tour of the grooming facility. Make sure the facility is clean and the staff helpful. See what kind of equipment is being used and how it works. It is ultimately the pet owner’s responsibility to see that these things are carried out.
Private Dog Grooming Salons
Private dog grooming salons are one way to get the dog groomed but at a higher price. Private salons often get business by word of mouth and other referrals. Looking for one in the neighborhood may be a sensible solution if the dog does not prefer long trips. Getting to know the owners and groomers helps when it comes to making appointments and knowing the dog’s needs.
Dog Grooming Facilities at Pet Supply Stores
Dog grooming at pet stores is yet another option at a lower cost. Pet stores that sell pet products typically have grooming salons right in the store. It is best to be watchful and mindful of the activity and process of these types of salons which bring in a lot of dogs and whose groomers may or may not be fully trained or knowledgeable.
There is always the option of having a groomer come to the home or choosing a mobile dog grooming service for dogs that are older or skittish. Look into all dog grooming options before rushing to any decisions about the groomer. Find out what may work best for the dog according to needs, personality, and price. Ask a lot of questions to ensure the highest safety and health of the animal.