Grooming is an important issue and we definitely need to talk about the questions you need to ask your dog’s groomer before leaving your dogs with them.
Grooming is a huge, huge deal, especially for your dog. Being a responsible dog parent, you need to make sure that your dog will be safe with the groomer. Remember not all groomers are equal and you need to be prepared with a list of questions to make sure that groomer is right for your dog. Here are some questions to ask your dog’s groomer before leaving your dogs with them:
1. Experience & Certification
Would you go to a doctor who has no experience or certificates to show? Well, the same applies to groomers. It’s true that a new dog groomer may not have the experience, but still, experience and certification will put your mind at ease. If there’s a new dog groomer in town who has certification, but no experience, at least get references and recommendations.
2. Specific Breed Grooming
Like all groomers aren’t the same, all dogs aren’t the same either. Each breed requires special attention to detail while grooming, so the methods that worked for a Golden Retriever, will not work with a German Shepherd.
3. Scared Dog
Ask your groomer what they do if a dog gets scared in the middle of the session. Your dogs may show fear and aggression, and in that case, how would the groomer handle them? They should be able to handle every situation without it getting out of control.
If your groomer is very popular chances are that there are lots of dogs waiting to be groomed by them. Because those dogs are not supposed to roam free in the parlor they’re kept in crates. If this is the case, make sure the crates are big enough and comfortable for your dog. Also, make sure that the crates are clean and don’t have any odor.
5. Potty Breaks
If your dog is placed in a crate, are they regularly taken out for potty breaks, or do they have to do their business in the crate? Each groomer has different potty break policy, so make sure you’re aware of it.
How many of you have asked these questions? Let us know what else you asked in the comments below! Watch out for Part 2!
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