Questions to Ask before Investing in Pet Grooming Services

October 26, 2017 in Pet Grooming By Danny Donovan

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 wish to ask you before grooming services can commence. These questions are imperative to providing the grooming services which would best benefit you and your pet. Otherwise, your pet may not be groomed to your liking or his/her needs. Questions a professional groomer may ask you before providing grooming services include:

  • How often do you brush/comb your pet between grooming visits?
  • Does your pet live mostly outside or indoors?
  • Does your pet commonly suffer from matted fur or clinging debris?
  • Is it common that your pet carries around water on his/her face from the bowl after drinking?
  • Is your pet cautious or aggressive during regular pet grooming sessions?
  • Does your pet have any conditions which may affect the groom like ear or skin issues?

Answering these questions to the best of your ability not only will help the groomer provide your animal with the groom which suits his/her comfortability needs but medical needs as well. So, make sure to answer questions your groomer may have with clarity and description. This way, you’ll be sure that your dog will come home with a groom which makes everyone happy!

Questions to Ask Yourself before Grooming Services

Undoubtedly, you don’t want to end up at home hating your pet’s new haircut. But, groomers, even professionals, can’t read your mind as to what you want in a pet groom. So, be sure to ask yourself a few questions before going to the groomer. This way you’ll be sure to voice your wants and needs for the groom. Some questions you may want to consider before grooming services include:

  • How short do I want the overall haircut?
  • Do I want a different style or just a trim?
  • Should my pet have a breed specific style?
  • Do I want the groomer to style the tail or ears?

Sometimes, if a groomer isn’t specified by the client, he or she may provide a groom which they think provides the pet with all of their grooming needs. But, this may not always be what the client had in mind. This is why it’s important to ask yourself these types of questions before grooming services. This way, you’ll be able to voice your concerns and needs for each specific grooming session.

Need Grooming Services?

While Merryfield School of Pet Grooming is a primary learning facility for those who wish to invest into a career as a professional pet groomer, we also offer grooming services for the public. These services are discounted because they are utilized as training sessions for our pupils. This way, they get the required practice they need before graduation. If you’re interested in helping our students get the practice they need by offering your pet for grooming, please give us a call today at 954-771-4030.

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