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Archive »Equipment & Supplies

Better Brushing

Finding brushes and combs that are right not only for a canine client’s coat, but also for a pet stylist’s comfort and budget, will play an important role in producing a high-quality groom.

Making Bath Time Safer

Considering all of the things that can go wrong in and around the tub, it is clear that grooming salons need to make sure that the environment is safe and bathers are well trained.

On the Table

Grooming tables rank among the most vital and frequently used pieces of equipment in a pet groomer’s day, so choosing the right one is critical.
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Archive »The Grooming Table

The Shih Tzu/Poodle Mix

Finding the right coat length for a pet that is prone to matting will result in a groom that is not only aesthetically appealing, but also practical for both the pet owner and stylist.

A Pomeranian with Personality

A personality trim, like the one demonstrated on Shay, a Pomeranian mixed breed, can provide groomers with an opportunity to exercise their creativity by incorporating elements from various pure-breed styles.

Taming the Tibetan Terrier

While its breed standard calls for the Tibetan Terrier to be impressively full-coated, pet owners will find that a shorter, more manageable cut is far more practical to maintain and will help avoid matting.
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Archive »Featured Articles

The Top 25 Pet Retailers in North America

The latest edition of Pet Business’ Top 25 Retailers list is populated with powerhouse pet store chains that continue to grow by leaps and bounds.

Better Nutrition for Better Health

Brookside Barkery & Bath has combined polished merchandising and marketing with a holistic approach to nutrition to reach the forefront of the pet wellness movement in Kansas City, Mo.

No Tub Needed

Products designed to keep animals fresh and clean between baths represent a major convenience for pet owners and a tremendous selling opportunity for retailers.

United We Stand

Next month’s first-ever Pet Industry Leadership Conference will bring together all of the industry’s stakeholders to address the critical issues facing us all.

New Leadership, Same Mission

Mike Bober, the new president and CEO of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, discusses how the organization will continue to address the legislative and regulatory challenges facing the pet industry.
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Archive »Grooming Basics

Nail Care Basics

Ensuring proper nail care and health is an important aspect of the grooming process and involves much more than simply trimming off the excess.

Comprehensive Check-In Procedures

The right check-in process in the salon will go a long way in reveal much about a furry client's overall health.

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Details Released About New Professional Grooming Standards

The Professional Pet Groomers & Stylists Alliance unveiled new standards for the grooming industry at this year’s Groom Expo.

At a Good Clip

Mastering the use of comb attachments and proven clipper shortcuts can be key to more efficient grooming with great-looking results.

Never Too Careful

In today’s climate, when pet owners are on high alert about perceived dangers in the grooming salon, groomers need to take every precaution to protect the animals and themselves—as always.
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Archive »Business and Marketing

Braving the Challenges

While 2015 turned out to be another solid year for most professional groomers, there are indications that many businesses still face significant hurdles.

The Gift of Gratitude

Taking a look back at 2015 and reflecting on how a dose of gratitude can set the tone for a wonderful 2016.

Delivering Great Customer Service

The ability to deliver a high level of customer service is just as vital to the continued health of a grooming business as the quality of the grooming being done in the salon.

The Road More Traveled

For an increasing number of professional groomers, starting a mobile business is proving to be the best route for maximizing profits while minimizing stress.

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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.

Wag’n Tails Introduces Dyna Groom Van

Wag’n Tails has introduced the Dyna Groom mobile pet grooming van, the company’s second new model in the past 12 months.

Ear Care 101

Regular, proper maintenance of a pet’s ears is essential in protecting it from painful and dangerous infections.

Building a Better Business Plan

Whether they are launching, maintaining or expanding their enterprise, grooming business owners must have clear goals in place for their business, as well as a roadmap for how to reach their intended destination.

The Power of Positive Reinforcement

Working together with the owners of canine clients on cooperative care and husbandry skills will help in fostering a less-stressful grooming process.

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Archive »Viewpoints

New Leadership, Same Mission

Mike Bober, the new president and CEO of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, discusses how the organization will continue to address the legislative and regulatory challenges facing the pet industry.

The New Age of Advertising

Groomers across the country are weighing the value of digital marketing compared to that of traditional advertising.

Who Knows a Dog Better?

Groomers who go a step beyond are the ones who will truly develop a bond with their customers.

Built to Last

Holly Gibson, marketing and innovation manager for Shor-Line, discusses the company’s approach of combining durability and ergonomics when designing equipment for the grooming salon.

A Matter of Life and Death

If pets keep dying while in the care of professional groomers, the consequences will be dire for everyone in this business.