- Bring your pet in on a regular basis, usually every 6 weeks for most coated breeds.
- Have your pet's nails trimmed at least every 4-6
- Communicate your wishes clearly to your Groomer to
avoid misunderstandings about the look you want on your pet.
- Inform your Groomer of any medical conditions your
pet may have
- Make sure your pet relieves himself prior to his
- Listen to your Groomers suggestions about your pet
- Always make sure you let the Groomer know of your
dog’s behavior especially if it can be aggressive.
- Bathe your pet between grooming unless you are sure
all the tangles are brushed out first
- Use human shampoo or detergents on your pet, as they
are the wrong Ph level and could damage your pets skin.
- Expect your Groomer to be able to leave much (if any)
hair on a pet that comes in matted. Shaving off a matted coat is the only HUMANE way to deal with matts.
- Forget to inform your Groomer of any sensitive areas,
warts, wounds, fleas, ticks, or sore spots that your pet may have
- Forget to brush AND comb your pet between
professional grooming at least weekly, or daily if possible.
- Bring in your Dirty dog and expect your Groomer to
give him his hair cut without having a bath first. This might mean an additional fee, depending on the condition of your dogs coat.
- Yell at the Groomer for shaving your dog when you
neglected to bring him in before matting. Groomers absolutely HATE to have
to shave off a dogs coat because of matting. It is the last resort, and
only done to prevent an hours long, cruel & painful brushing out
session. A compassionate groomer will refuse to attempt a “brush out” in
a badly matted coat.