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High-End Brushes & Combs

9:00 am in By Gregg Docktor


High End Brushes & CombsWith the changing pet care industry, it can be hard to stay on top of all the new technology, techniques, and other abilities this day and age has to offer. However, with these new things comes the capability to care for our grooming tasks in a way that’s safer and more efficient. When it comes to our four-legged friends, we all want the best for them. High-end combs and brushes can make their lives and our lives easier, especially when it comes to especially fussy pets or tight scheduling. There are tons of benefits to investing in these top quality grooming tools; here are just a few:

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The Art of Setting Expectations

2:31 pm in By Gregg Docktor

The Art of Setting ExpectationsWe’ve all had those occasions where our expectations are not aligned with the outcome we receive. A lot of the times, groomers may experience this with clients who aren’t well-versed with your grooming routine. An experienced groomer has a clear idea of what each pet is going to look like but clients don’t always have that advantage. Here are our tips and tricks for dealing of the aftermath of that disappointed customer and curbing the worst of the issues that may arise. After you spend a little time reading, you’ll have mastered the art of setting expectations.

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Dog Handling for Professional Pet Grooming

2:35 pm in By Gregg Docktor

Dog Handling for Professional Pet GroomingFor those of you who are curious about professional pet grooming, it is indeed a great field of study and practice to get involved with. Of course people will think and ask you how many times you will be bitten by the random dogs that come inside your workplace, but if you know what you are doing, you should not be getting dog bites every week, eventually leading to the resignation of your pet grooming profession. Dog handling in the professional world is all about technique, and after years of practice, you’ll love dogs more and more. Dog bites do happen on occasion, but most of the time because the animal is scared of not knowing who the groomer is and being involved in a different environment that the dog is not familiar with.

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Vets and Groomers Can (And Should!) Be Friends

2:11 pm in By Gregg Docktor

A part of being a great groomer is knowing how to cultivate great relationships with your furry clientele, their owners, and a veterinarian. Many new, and even some seasoned, groomers don’t realize the importance of establishing a good relationship with a vet in their area, but the truth is, this is one of the most important relationships you can have. At Merryfield School of Pet Grooming we believe that a good vet and groomer relationship can be mutually beneficial.

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10 Tips to Improve Pet Grooming Speed

5:04 pm in By Gregg Docktor

At the Merryfield School of Pet Grooming we emphasize four different aspects of pet grooming: confidence, accuracy, skill, and speed. While we train all of our students on all these different aspects at our South Florida pet grooming school, we do get an overwhelming amount of inquiries from students regarding how they can improve their pet grooming speed. While we don’t recommend trying to speed up your grooming time simply for a chance to earn more money, we do believe that everyone can benefit from a few tips on how to groom faster, especially once skills and accuracy have been refined. Read the rest of this entry →

Pet Grooming School Fort Lauderdale

11:29 pm in By Gregg Docktor

Pet Grooming School Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Merryfield Pet Grooming School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Watch this video to see what our dog grooming facility and classes are about. Follow your heart and do what you love, become a certified dog groomerTake Paws is a Youtube tv show for animal lovers world wide. Get information about the local service providers for pet services, such as pet groomers, dog boarding, dog walking and more.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Merryfield Dog Grooming School

9:30 pm in By Gregg Docktor

Happy Holidays from Merryfield Dog Grooming Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dog GroomingHappy Thanksgiving to all our clients.  Give thanks for all that you have and cherish what really matters in life to you.  Have a safe holiday vacation and enjoy time with your family. It’s not what we say about our blessings , but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving . If your family is far away don’t forget to send Happy Thanksgiving greetings card, they will surely be thankful. Remember not to eat a big breakfast in order to save room for the turkey and sweet potato pies. We thank you for your business and are very happy that you are our loyal clients.

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How To Become an Expert in Dog Grooming

10:08 pm in By Gregg Docktor

Pet/Dog Grooming License

Do you groom your own dog? Do you just simply give them a bath or do you brush their coat to make it shiny, trim their nails and hair.  Ever think of doing it professionally?  That is why there are so many dog grooming shops now.  If you truly love dogs, you might want to consider the possibility of becoming a licensed dog groomer yourself.

Is it enough to learn how to groom the dog on your own?  Learning via internet is ok, but getting professionally licensed in pet grooming, is a way to make a great living and really learn how to take care of your beloved pet.  Go to the experts who can train you and pass on enough skills in animal grooming for you to be a licensed professional.

There are so many online schools out there that will teach you how to do dog grooming.  There are even ebooks about it.  Learn it the right way in a classroom hands on with many different dog breeds.  You should be with the most trusted professionals like those who are in the Merryfield School of Pet Grooming because they have the awards and the credibility to prove they are the right choice for leaning pet grooming.  With Merryfield School of Pet Grooming, you can be sure that you are trained by the best people around town.  It is worth every single penny.  They also offer financial help to those who receive it.  Who knows?  You might be able to get their scholarship?

How to Handle a Difficult but Groomable Pet

6:22 pm in By Gregg Docktor

Turning your love of animals into a rewarding career could be a dream come true if you learn proper professional grooming techniques from the instructors at the Merryfield School – “”. Instructors have more than 60 years of experience in grooming pets. Dog shows have increased the popularity of this profession. Learn how to use techniques and tools to perform different tasks, like grooming difficult and ungroomable pets.

“What is an ungroomable pet?”

All pets have natural sensitivities, but an ungroomable pet is so aggressive that it will try to scratch or bite the groomer. If this behavior cannot be changed, then the animal is considered ungroomable. The extreme ungroomable pet is “banned” from salons.

Some people have a natural affinity for animals. Animals also love these people. Grooming must be safe for the human and animal. Care, firmness, techniques and tools should be combined to make for a safe grooming process.

The groomer should keep the animal comfortable by being careful with the head, feet and rear. There should be gentle encouragement for good behavior and gentle correction for bad behavior. A quiet word of praise or petting can reinforce good behavior.

Gentle, but firm control of the grooming process is essential. The professional groomer must guide and control the animal by holding the animal while clipping or bathing.

Animals can sense “fear” and other emotions. The professional groomer must be level-headed and not show feelings. Avoid extremes of “baby talk” or yelling. Calm the animal down.

“Techniques, Tools & Environment”

Having a well-groomed, nice-smelling, healthy pet makes the entire experience of animal ownership better.

Professional groomers use hand and body positioning to control the animal by keeping the teeth away from the human. The groomer must hold the animal firmly, but gently. Firm control of the animal prevents twisting or movement that could lead to a bite. Professional teachers will teach students their secrets to grooming pets safely.

A comb can be used with leash restriction to protect against an animal attack. Safer clippers can be used for grooming animals that might move around.

The grooming environment must be free of distractions that might excite the pet. Mail carriers reward dogs with treats to create a positive reaction.

Aggressiveness differs by dog breeds. Expert grooming instructors will help students understand these facts.

Open Enrollment

8:08 pm in By Gregg Docktor

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