What to Look For in a Groomer | Dallas Dog Photographer

Today’s post is a guest post from Lori Myers, the owner of Every Dog’s Day in Frisco.  Thank you Lori!

Choosing a Dog Groomer

Asking the right questions allows you to select the right Groomer!

  •      How many years have you been grooming dogs?  More experienced Groomers tend to offer better services  and a safer environment.  Select a Groomer with at least five years’ experience.
  •      Where will my dog be kept before and after grooming?  Ensure your dog will be kept in a comfortable, safe, and secure area while not on the grooming table.  Don’t be afraid to ask to see the holding area to make sure your dog will not be in a crate too small or a stack of crates in the corner of the storage room.
  •    Will you use my dog’s medicated shampoo?  Your Groomer should be happy to use your dog’s prescription shampoos, conditioners, and sprays.
  •    Do you use heated cage dryers?  Injuries and deaths have been recorded with heated cage dryers; Groomers who still use heated cage dryers should be avoided.
  •  Will my dog be taken out to potty?  If your dog is expected to be with the Groomer for more than three hours, a potty break should be provided.  If your dog tinkles a river when you pick him/her up, you may want to choose another Groomer.
  •   Will my dog be given water while he/she is here?  If your dog is expected to be with the Groomer for more than three hours, a water break should be provided.  If your dog seems to be dying from thirst when you pick him/her up, you may want to choose another Groomer.

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