To avoid getting burned out, both physically and emotionally, pet groomers must carefully balance their professional and personal lives.
Working together with the owners of canine clients on cooperative care and husbandry skills will help in fostering a less-stressful grooming process.
Professional pet grooming can be physically and mentally grueling, so groomers must be proactive in taking care of their health to ensure long, prosperous careers.
There are a number of things that can go wrong and threaten the health of a pet in the salon environment, so groomers must be prepared to provide the right emergency medical care.
Groomers and pet owners can and should form a partnership to change how dogs experience the grooming process.
All professional groomers should have comprehensive retirement plans in place long before they call it a career.
The grooming industry is buzzing with a strong crop of profitable salons, but some continue to feel the pinch of local struggling economies.
Mobile grooming can be even more profitable than a traditional salon, provided the business owner has a firm plan in place for pricing and scheduling.
Bathing may seem like a simple part of the overall grooming process, but it can have a profound impact on the quality of a pet stylist’s work and the profitability of a salon.
Expanding a grooming business can be lucrative and rewarding, provided that salon owners avoid common pitfalls along the way.
Grooming business owners cannot let the rigors of managing day-to-day operations distract them from the importance of having a well-rounded marketing strategy.
Some of the industry’s most successful professional pet stylists offer five of their personal tricks for better grooming.
While a good education is essential, pet groomers must be committed to continually expanding and refreshing their knowledge base to achieve success in their profession.
Groomers can play a vital role in a pet’s healthcare by being vigilant in looking for signs of illness and referring any possible problems to a veterinarian.
To ensure that regulations put on groomers actually serve their intended purpose without being debilitating to the profession, the grooming industry must be active in policing itself.
The veterinarian/groomer relationship can be complicated or even unpleasant, unless you understand why it sometimes fails and how to make it work.
An industry insider recaps some of grooming’s most notable highlights of 2013.
Grooming Business’ annual Pet Groomer Survey found that the overall industry produced another strong year in 2013, but local economics and the ability to offer best-in-class service played a role in individual performances.
Groomers must tend to a million little details on each pet they groom, but to a pet owner’s adoring eyes, the face is all-important.
Groomers can effectively protect themselves from being bitten by their canine clients by following 10 simple pet-handling rules in the salon.