Any pet owner out there that has experienced a bad grooming on their dog realizes that not everyone calling themselves a groomer can do a good job. That is why professional pet grooming is a skill.
Becoming a professional pet groomer, or stylist requires patience, an artistic eye, physical stamina, and a true love for the job. Patience to deal with many types of pet personalities, ranging from very sweet, to very nervous, to very nasty and biting. An artistic eye to be able to balance out a haircut, and make your pet look beautiful. Physical stamina for lifting dogs, bending over a tub all day, and standing on your feet for 8 to 12 hours a day.
Why does it cost more to cut my dogs hair than my own hair?
The answer… Your stylist is shampooing and cutting only the hair on your head.
Your groomer is:
- Bathing your dogs head and body with high quality shampoos and conditioners.
- They may also be spending extra time giving your dog special medicated baths, and, or Hot oil treatments to help your dogs skin.
- A good groomer will take the time to hand dry and fluff your dogs coat to get the best hair cut possible.
- They clip your dogs to the length you desire if the coat is in good shape.
- They can hand scissor your dogs coat into a cute cut if the coat is in good shape.
- Your groomer also clips your dogs nails. Some groomers also offer nail filing as a service if your dog will allow it.
- Your groomer will pluck and clean your dogs ears if needed.
- Your groomer will also remove ticks from your dog.
- Your groomer will alert you to skin conditions that need to be treated by your Veterinarian.
- Your groomer may also find sores under crusty eyes, tumors, rashes, and other things that may need to be seen by your Veterinarian.
- Your groomer must also deal with clipping seriously matted dogs. These matted dogs require professional grooming skills to remove the coat safely. Removing these coats also require a lot more time than the average grooming. It is only fair that a groomer charge an extra fee for removing this kind of coat.
A groomer could groom two to three well taken care of dogs in the time that it would take the groomer to remove this severely matted coat safely.
Bring a dog once a year to the groomers, to save money, will only cost more money in the long run, do to medical bills for bad skin and other medical conditions caused from letting a dogs coat become this matted.
Many pet owners may not have any idea how dangerous professional pet grooming can be for a groomer. We all like to think that our dogs are the greatest. That they would not hurt someone. Unfortunately, there are dogs that are very mean when it comes to grooming. Some are not groomed often enough to learn that being groomed is okay. Some dog owners out there think that the groomer must be doing something to the dog to make the dog scratch and bite the groomer. Something as simple as having the nails clipped, the ears plucked, or a mat brushed out could trigger a dog to turn and bite.
Pet grooming prices vary greatly across the country. The larger your dog is, and the more hair that they have, will require more grooming.
The more work that your groomer needs to do on your dog, requires more time, in turn costing more to groom.
Having your dog groomed regularly helps keep the coat in good condition which helps keep your dogs grooming at an average cost.
The Top 10 Reasons Your Dog’s Haircut Costs More Than Yours:
- Your hairdresser doesn’t give you a bath.
- You don’t go for weeks at a time without washing your hair.
- You don’t roll in nasty things before seeing your hairdresser.
- Your hairdresser doesn’t have to clean your ears.
- Your hairdresser doesn’t have to demat your hair.
- You sit still for your hairdresser.
- Your haircut doesn’t include a manicure or pedicure.
- Your hairdresser only cuts the hair on your head.
- You don’t try to bite or scratch your hairdresser.
- The likelihood of you pooping or peeing while your hair is being cut is slim.