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The Art of Setting Expectations

2:31 pm in Pet Grooming By Gregg Docktor

We’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 Pet Grooming By Gregg Docktor

For 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 […]

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Vets and Groomers Can (And Should!) Be Friends

2:11 pm in Pet Grooming 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 Pet Grooming 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 […]

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Pet Grooming School Fort Lauderdale

11:29 pm in General 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 groomer.  Take 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 General By Gregg Docktor

Happy Holidays from Merryfield Dog Grooming Fort Lauderdale, FL Happy 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 […]

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How To Become an Expert in Dog Grooming

10:08 pm in General 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 […]

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How to Handle a Difficult but Groomable Pet

6:22 pm in Uncategorized 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 – “www.merryfieldschool.com”. 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 […]

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Open Enrollment

8:08 pm in General By Gregg Docktor

Enroll today, if you have any questions, contact us.

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Michael Lamb, NCNSMG– Instructor

8:07 pm in Awards By Gregg Docktor

Michael has campaigned over 200 dogs to AKC Champion Status.  Here he’s showing Dexter

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