Scissorwork is an important skill to master if you're a professional groomer! Here are some tips to help you develop and master the skill.
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A creative, novel, or unusual approach to solving a problem, or a tool used in an unexpected way, is often called a “hack.” Here is a list of some of my favorite grooming hacks.
I am a self-confessed tool junkie. If I see a grooming tool that I don’t own and think would be useful, I’ll buy it. Sometimes the purchase is a win, other times a dud. Then there is the grey zone, a great tool for a few specific tasks but not something I will use on most pets. It turns out I have quite a few of those grey zone tools...
Picture this scenario… you are clipping a pet Spaniel with a thick coat, and you realize that you have unwittingly created what looks for all the world like a corduroy jacket on that pup. Usually, it’s not the fault of the blade, the clipper, or even your clipping technique. The problem is that the dog has a thick undercoat.
So, what’s a groomer to do? One choice is to clip the dog shorter, but that is not the best plan. Instead, spend a little time removing that undercoat. This will enable you to achieve a lovely, smooth clip while improving the dog’s skin health at the same time.
I once worked as a dishwasher and still remember being told to make my job easier; let the tough pots and pans soak in soapy water. I didn’t understand why at the time.
No doubt about it, most pet owners are very concerned about their pet's claws. I feel reasonably sure that one reason we have such a loyal clientele is that we pay extra attention to those nails with every groom. So here are some suggestions for ways that you can up your claw care game!
Everyone’s heard the old adage Time is Money – and it’s true. If you can get more dogs done in less time you will make more money. Here’s a few ideas on how.
Are you looking for some simple easy-to-do tips to make your grooming more efficient, easier, or just mor enjoyable? Check out these easy tips!