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What is the Importance of Frequent Dog Ear Care?

What is the Importance of Regular Dog Ear Care?

While bathing and brushing dogs is an important part of being a pet owner, there are other aspects of grooming which pet parents should consider in between groomings. One of these aspects is proper dog ear care. Dogs can be at risk for developing infections in the ear canal which can be painful and even create further health issues. But, with routine ear care, dogs can live happier and healthier lives. While ear care is a part of professional grooming and something we teach our students at Merryfield School of Pet Grooming, it’s also something dog owners should be aware […]

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Questions to Ask before Investing in Pet Grooming Services

Questions to Ask before Investing in Pet Grooming Services

If you have a dog who requires regular or even maintenance grooming services, there are a few questions you’ll need to ask yourself and your groomer beforehand. Being prepared with questions is a great way to be confident in what your groomer will do for your pet. And, it will help you be confident in what you’ll need to do in between grooming sessions. So, before your next grooming appointment, make sure to be prepared to ask or answer the following questions. Questions You May Need to Answer Before Grooming Services Undoubtedly, there are some questions your pet groomer may […]

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Grooming for Pets Who Deal with Regular Dry Skin Issues

Grooming for Pets with Dry Skin Issues

Dry skin on dogs can be a cause for worry. But, when you are aware of what the problem is, why your dog is struggling with dry skin, and the best methods of treatment; your pet’s skin issues can get better! Grooming for pets with dry skin may be a bit different than pets with minimal or no skin issues. So, it’s important as a pet owner to learn what you can about how you can treat your pet’s dry skin issues. Why Does My Dog Have Skin Issues? One of the best ways to go about treating your pet’s […]

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Getting Familiar with the History of Grooming for Pets

Getting Familiar with the History of Grooming for Pets

We know that humans have had pets for hundreds, if not thousands of years. And, currently, grooming competitions are held almost every day across the whole world. But, have we always had to maintain their fur with grooming efforts? Well, grooming for pets had to start somewhere. The history of grooming for pets can help us to understand more about the benefits and need for grooming services. So, learning about this history can help us to remember the need for these useful services. A History of Dogs as Pets and the First Dogs to be Groomed It’s well known that […]

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Grooming Techniques That Help Minimize Shedding

Grooming Techniques That Help to Minimize Shedding

Every pet owner struggles with the frustration that is shedding fur. One day your floors are clean and the next it seems as though a ball of fur exploded all over the living room. There has to be a better way than sweeping your floors every day. But, what is it? Fortunately, there are a number of grooming techniques that can help with your fur frustrations. And, ultimately, help your pooch maintain a naturally healthy coat! Brush Regularly Between Groomings The best way to minimize shedding is to get it before it reaches the ground. Brushing your shedding dog every […]

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The Technique for Dog Show Grooming

The Basics of Dog Show Grooming

What Makes Dog Show Grooming Different? This may come as a surprise, but there is a massive difference between pet grooming and dog show grooming. Dogs that are pets and not show dogs are groomed to stay clean and healthy. Getting brushed and having nails clipped now and then is usually enough. Maintenance for a pet is pretty easy. Show dogs, however, need special grooming in order to be at their very best when representing their breed at a dog show. Grooming for show dogs is much more time-consuming and tedious. Planning needs to be done well in advance of […]

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The Difference between Our Grooming School and Others

The Difference between Our Grooming School and Others

Now that you’ve made the decision to become a professional dog groomer, the first step is simple: go to grooming school! Like any college or university, grooming schools offer courses that help you learn about the industry and sharpen your skills. There are many grooming schools out there, and while all of them are unique, there are several things that Merryfield School of Pet Grooming makes sure to offer to all students. Hands-on Learning and Course Work Dog grooming is a hands-on business that requires hands-on learning. Any groomer in training will need lots of practice before entering the field. […]

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Professionally and Safely Treating Dog Eye Tear Stains

Professionally Treating Dog Eye Tear Stains

Everyone has seen them; the brownish-red discoloration dog eye tear stains. Most visible on dogs with white fur like the Maltese, these stains are a common concern. For professional groomers and pet owners alike, these “angel eyes”, as they’re so affectionately nicknamed, are a hassle to deal with. But, before you can learn how to treat them, you must first determine what they are and why they are there. What are Dog Eye Tear Stains? Although they are quite common, dog eye tear stains can actually insinuate the workings of a bigger issue. Or, they can simply be a side […]

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National Dog Day 2017

National Dog Day 2017

This Saturday is National Dog Day! August 26th is the annual celebration of man’s (and woman’s) best friends. Back in 2004, the first National Dog Day was founded by an animal advocate, Colleen Paige. According to Paige, she created the national event to “celebrate dogs for their capacity to love and their ability to impact our lives every day in the most miraculous ways.” She also founded similar national days such as National Cat Day, National Puppy Day, and National Mutt Day with the intention of bringing attention to the welfare of animals and inspiring higher rated of pet adoption. […]

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Reasons Why Professional Pet Grooming is a Great Career

Reasons Why Professional Pet Grooming is a Great Career

If you are considering professional pet grooming as a career, there are many reasons for you to do so! If you love animals and want to help pets be their healthiest selves, professional pet grooming may be a perfect career choice for you. There are many benefits of choosing a career as a pet groomer. And, by choosing to attend Merryfield School of Pet Grooming, you can be one step closer to obtaining these benefits. A Career Working with Animals Obviously, one of the biggest pros of becoming a professional pet groomer is that you’ll get to spend your days […]

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