Blogs

  • Puppy Power Grooming Tips

    Posted September 1, 2016 by jessedawg

    I love grooming puppies, but they can present a real challenge for a pet stylist. Since grooming is a new experience for a puppy, it can be hair-raising. Puppies want to play and investigate. Everything is fun and games. They would like to jitterbug on your table and nip at your sharp shears or nuzz...

  • An Important Thing To Bring To A Grooming Show

    Posted June 27, 2016 by jessedawg

    I’m pondering my last grooming show. As usual, it was a busy day. The vendors were buzzing and the competition ring was full. This was a real shopping trip for me. I bought everything I needed. I also replaced and upgraded my clippers and had my shears sharpened.   The night before the ...

  • A New Concept In Competition Grooming — The Groomolympics

    Posted June 3, 2016 by jessedawg

        Welcome to the first pet grooming competition — The 2016 New England Groomolympics! Are you ready to have some fun? This pet grooming competition is all about embracing the pet trim. The rules are: any breed, any style, with an hour to complete the groom. Participants are&nbs...

  • The Importance Of Eating Lunch — Groomer To Groomer Magazine —

    Posted May 18, 2016 by jessedawg

    “I skip lunch” is a comment I’ve heard repeated over and over in the grooming industry. I’m sad to report that pet stylists do skip lunch. Many make unhealthy choices, don’t eat lunch, eat on the fly, or pick up take-out or fast food.   I’ve always bee...

  • A Better Me

    Posted March 17, 2016 by admin

    A Better Me     I used to think that grooming kept me fairly active. I walk from the table to the tub, from the tub to the kennels, from the kennels to the table, from the table to the kennels, all day long. I was surprised when I got a fitness tacker bracelet that I was not hitting any...

  • Why Can't Our Pets Live Forever

    Posted March 11, 2016 by jessedawg

    When I stare into the cloudy eyes of my elderly poodle Jesse, I often wonder—why can’t our pets live forever? This old timer no longer hears the garage door open or his name being called. He sleeps more, eats less, and moves slower. His chocolate brown coat has thinned and is sprinkled w...

  • Charging Hourly

    Posted March 2, 2016 by jessedawg

    One of the biggest challenges in running a grooming business is giving a phone estimate. Even though the customer was interviewed about the previous groom, breed, weight, coat condition, health, and temperament of the pet, it’s still difficult. Answers can be open to interpretation. There ...

  • Talking Mobile Pet Grooming To Career Seekers

    Posted March 1, 2016 by jessedawg

    Thinking about going to grooming school or becoming a mobile pet groomer? Maybe you have seen a grooming truck or trailer in your neighborhood, perhaps on your street. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to bring your own grooming shop right to Scruffy’s front door?    ...

  • All About That Comb!

    Posted January 21, 2016 by jessedawg

      Meghan Trainor, a singer and musician, sings it so well …   “I’m all about that bass, Bout that bass … bass … bass … bass”   Ellen Ehrlich, pet stylist and canine beautifer, likes to sing …   “I’m all abo...

  • Pricing — Excerpt from The Successful Pet Groomer

    Posted December 3, 2015 by jessedawg

    Pricing is one of the most important parts of running a grooming business. I have seen this with my own eyes. If you do not start out pricing right, your business will flounder. The last thing you want to be is swimming upstream. The work is too hard.   If you are not showing a profit, you wi...