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Archive »Equipment & Supplies

Superior Suds

Pet stylists know just how important starting with a clean coat is to producing a great groom. With that in mind, here are some of the top shampoos available on the professional market.

A Fresh Coat

Improve the health and appearance of pets’ skin and coats with these effective grooming products.

A Brush With Success

Despite ever-changing grooming fashions, groomers must still prioritize their basic tools by investing in quality brushes that keep pet coats and skin healthy.
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Archive »The Grooming Table

Pet Westie Trim

A short, modified Westie trim that stays true to breed standards may be the perfect groom for an aging pet.

Setting the German Trim on a Toy Poodle

While most of your Poodle clients can be kept in any number of cuts, this German trim is perfect for pets and competitions alike.

The Terrier Mix

The terrier mixes that often come into salons can offer groomers a great opportunity to develop their hand-stripping skills.

The Havanese Pet Trim

This simple cut is a great way to highlight the Havanese’s silky coat and expressive eyes.
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Archive »Featured Articles

5 Summertime Pet Safety Tips

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean pet parents can take a vacation from injury and disease prevention.

3 Tips for Designing the Perfect Packaging

The right product packaging plays a huge role in catching shoppers' attention and driving sales.

Healthy Inside and Out

Retailers need to stay up-to-date on the latest oral, skin and coat care innovations.

A Fair to Remember

The Atlanta Pet Fair & Conference drew grooming industry professionals from around the country to "The Peach State" for four days of valuable educational sessions, spirited competitions and innovative product exhibits.

The Right Staff

Building an effective team of employees for your salon will require finding candidates who not only have the necessary skills, but also fit the image of your brand.
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Archive »Grooming Basics

Healthy Inside and Out

Retailers need to stay up-to-date on the latest oral, skin and coat care innovations.

Why Get Certified?

Certification helps professional groomers stay competitive and grow their businesses.

Safety First

The grooming salon can be fraught with peril for pets and groomers alike if you do not have the right processes, equipment and education in place.

Reaching for Optimal Health

Professional groomers must make maintaining their physical and mental wellbeing a priority if they want to have a long, productive career in a business that can be tough on the body and the mind.

Handling Difficult Dogs

How to keep aggressive and anxious pets—as well as groomers—safe during grooming.
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Archive »Business and Marketing

Build Your Own Brand

Sarah Lund, director of marketing for The Pound Bakery and Pedigree Ovens, discusses how the company partners with pet stores to build successful food and treat lines.

The Right Staff

Building an effective team of employees for your salon will require finding candidates who not only have the necessary skills, but also fit the image of your brand.

Marketing the Grooming Salon

Professional groomers should take a broad and ongoing approach to promoting their business if they want to grow or even maintain a healthy client base.

A Year in Review

As 2017 quickly comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the highs and lows that we’ve experienced as individuals, business owners and collectively as an industry over the past 12 months.

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American Cocker Spaniel Pet Trim

The pet trim—alternatively called a suburban, puppy or summer cut—is a great groom for active, playful American Cocker Spaniels.

Grooming the Fearful Dog

Changing the grooming interaction into a pleasant and relaxed experience can go a long way in creating a positive change in anxious canine clients.

The Terrier Mix

The terrier mixes that often come into salons can offer groomers a great opportunity to develop their hand-stripping skills.

The Schnoodle Pet Trim

This short, low-maintenance haircut is perfect for dogs with soft coats and undercoats that mat easily.

Clipper Care

Given the vital role that clippers play for professional groomers, not to mention their considerable cost, it is important to keep up with routine maintenance.

The Yorkiepoo

This short but cute haircut can be the perfect solution for keeping a dog fluffy while still avoiding matting.

Tricks of the Trade

These 25 easy-to-follow tips are sure to not only improve your scissoring technique, but also save wear and tear on your body.

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