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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.

Dry Run

Sometimes it is not possible to bathe a pet. However, pet specialty retailers can provide a variety of products to address pets’ between-bath needs.

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.

If I Only Knew…

An informal survey of professional groomers uncovers some of the important ways that cat grooming has evolved over the past decade.

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.

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.

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.

Solving the “Stubborn” Dog

While many people believe that dogs are being purposefully difficult when they refuse to follow a command, the real issue is poor communication.

Cleaning Up with Pet-Bathing Products

The home-grooming department can be a robust profit-center for pet specialty retailers that stay on top of key product trends and take the right approach to merchandising.

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.

Solving Skin & Coat Problems

Skin and coat issues can be a source of incredible discomfort for dogs and a huge worry for pet owners who are often at a loss as to what to do.

Preparing for Disaster

Sleepypod shares Melanie Monteiro's tips for how pet owners can prepare for any type of disaster.

A Bath and Beyond

The right selection of spa products can help customers keep their pets looking and feeling their best.

Grooming Goes Green

By implementing eco-friendly practices and using natural products in the salon, groomers will not only keep themselves, their four-legged clients and the Earth healthier, they will improve their bottom line.

Setting Up the Flea Market

Groomers can help customers protect themselves from the threat of fleas and ticks by providing an assortment of products that address pet owners many concerns.

Shutting Down Stress

There are many things in life that can cause undue stress—it’s how you deal with it that makes all the difference.

Filling the Feline Void

Offering services for cats can be lucrative for groomers who can effectively educate themselves and pet owners on this relatively unmet need.

Fighting Unfair Taxes

Professional groomers in Rhode Island have the opportunity to overturn onerous tax legislation that will impact the health of their businesses and their canine clients.

Becoming a Hire Power

The process of becoming an employer can be challenging for grooming salon owners. The key to success is in covering every base when evaluating, hiring and managing new additions to the staff.

A Competitive Streak

Professional groomers who consider throwing their hat into the grooming contest arena should first make sure they understand what it takes to successfully compete.
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