Here is a list of the few extra things I do for my clients that I dont really advertise.
(Some may seem a given but I have worked places where these things weren’t done.)
For the clients:
- This is a low volume shop. I max out at 4 dogs on an average day (5 at Christmas), and less if they are large, so you can be assured your dog is getting lots of attention and a quality groom.
- I use Tropiclean “Fresh Breath” foam during the groom. I don’t advertise this as it is in no way a replacement for proper dental care provided by a veterinarian.
- All dogs are dried using a “happy hoodie” (unless they refuse to wear it.)
- Brushing lessons are always free, and I am happy to try and work out with clients what hair cut works best for their time and budget.
- Coat care discussions are always free, but in no way am qualified to offer medical advice. (and you will find I am very careful with my wording so I do not diagnose any dog.)
For the Shop:
- Floors are vacuumed between every dog, usually 2x per groom. Once after “pre-clip” before bath and once after the groom is finished.
- All dog accidents are cleaned immediately with pet specific enzymatic cleaners and paper towels which are disposed of in the garbage. No “pee-rags”.
- Floors are mopped regularly. (you would be surprised how many groomers don’t do this.)
- Towels and “happy hoodies” are washed between uses and kept in an enclosed cabinet so they don’t get covered in hair
- Tub and drying areas are cleaned regularly with a vinegar solution (to be environmentally friendly) or Clorox Kitchen (if I feel they are really dirty)