About Me:

I am a professional Pet Groomer. I have been grooming for 28 years. This Blog is a kind of diary of my work. I wish I had started years ago, writing some of the experiences I have had while grooming. Most days are fun, some can be sad, some can be just down right crazy. If you are a pet owner and come across this blog, I hope it helps you understand how your pet is groomed. If you are a Pet Groomer, I hope you can relate to some of the stories. Maybe even learn a grooming tip or can leave a friendly grooming tip for me. There is always something to learn, no matter how long you have been grooming.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I Would Like to Share...

...a website that I found the other night when I was surfing for creative grooming pictures.

The link will send you to the gallery, but I suggest you take some time to look at this groomers entire website.
There are also pictures of her lobby and grooming room.
I love looking at pictures of other groomers shops.  :)

Maybe it is just the shop owner in me, but I can't help it, the first thing that I think of when I look at her lobby is; "how many times do customers dogs pee on her rugs and furniture???"
It is an amazing looking lobby.

Her grooming room is also a 'cagefree' experience.
The dogs in the photo look great all sitting around so well behaved, and I don't mean to sound so skeptical, but I would bet money that those dogs belong to the groomer and or her employees.
I couldn't even imagine half of my customers dogs calmly laying around the grooming room waiting for their owners.
Also, there is always hair on the floor during the grooming.
I would not want my customers clean dogs walking through other dogs hair even if I only clip clean coats.

Okay, I'll say it, if you haven't guessed already, I don't agree with the 'cagefree' environment.

There are just too many potential problems with letting dogs run free in a grooming room.
The possibility of fighting.
The possibility of getting into something that they shouldn't.
The possibility of getting caught up in cords.
The possibility of bothering and upsetting dogs that are on the grooming table being groomed.
The possibility of shooting out of the grooming room door when someone comes or goes from the room.
Those are just a few things that I can think of.

Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that this groomer or any other should not have a 'cagefree' environment in their salon.
If it works for them, more power to them.
It is up to that groomer if they want to take on that responsibility.

One of my fears of owning my own business has always been the fear of a dog being injured and being sued.
I work very hard everyday to make sure that every dog in my care is as safe as I can possibly make it for them.
I don't see anything wrong with kenneling a dog for the short amount of time that they are with me.
I don't believe that it stresses them out.
They are placed on a comfortable towel, and most of them go to sleep while waiting to go home.

Anyway, I got off the topic of this post.
And, my mouse just broke. :(
It's not clicking right.
I am going to have to buy a new one. :(
This one wasn't cheap. :(
My cheap one never broke!

Have fun checking out her creative grooming pictures.
She is quite talented.

Oh, I guess you would like the link, right?
Here is the link.....Austingroomer.

Happy Grooming, MFF


    Sorry.. it's funny to think you could have type of furnishings and rugs.. and a "grooming" room like that and not have it ruined in days by dogs peeing all over. it. I'm with you on the cage-free environment.. for some dogs that would be very stressful.. and NONE of my customers dogs would just stay there on their pillow during their stay, not matter how short.

    She does beautiful, fun creative work, though.. It's just not very realistic.

  2. Hi D,
    I have already had to replace a pretty wicker loveseat that I had in my lobby, because it was a favorite for the male dogs to pee on when they came in the door. I couldn't imagine having a lobby like hers. lol