Grooming

by Carol Visser on Jun 1, 2014
“Go to almost any professional grooming competition these days and there will be a creative styling class. Dogs of multiple breeds will be chiseled with clippers, colored with chalks and shaped with scissors into entirely different animals. Sometimes, they are even transformed to represent other-worldly themes—westerns, SeaWorld or The Simpsons, for example. Groomers and pet owners are increasingly accepting this type of extreme grooming, and it is even becoming popular, especially as it gains attention…”

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by Carol Visser on May 1, 2014
“    The skin and coat care category, approached correctly, can be one of the easier sells for a pet retailer. All dogs have skin and coat, and most owners want them to look and feel their very best. This means the owners of all types of dogs—big or small,…”
by Carol Visser on Apr 1, 2014
“While shampoos and conditioners are clearly a must-have for groomers, they are also strong sellers in pet specialty retail. However, one way to be sure you are getting the most return on the shelf space devoted to these products is to make sure they are delivering what the customer wants.Surely,…”
by Carol Visser on Mar 1, 2014
“No matter whether you are grooming in a kennel, salon, mobile unit or a client’s home, getting animals clean as thoroughly and efficiently as possible is vital to the end product. Dogs have to look great, smell wonderful and feel superb to the owner’s touch. Dogs that require clipper and…”
by Carol Visser on Feb 1, 2014
“      Contrary to common belief, while it is certainly true that some breeds shed more than others, there is no such thing as a dog with hair that doesn’t shed. The difference lies in whether most of the shed hair easily slides out of the coat—as in the…”