Choosing the Right Dog Groomer

Choosing the Right Dog Groomer

Dog Grooming

Choosing the Right Dog Groomer

When it comes to having a dog, they quickly become part of the family. Just as you care about the health and well-being of your human children, your dog’s health and well-being are just as important. This goes beyond feeding them healthy food, taking them for walks, and keeping up with vet visits. To keep your dog happy and healthy, it is important to get them groomed regularly. Sure, you can try to groom them yourselves, but this might be a task better left to the professionals as they have the experience and tools needed.

Dog grooming services are recommended as early as 12 weeks old. Bringing your dog into a groomer at this age helps them get introduced to the grooming atmosphere as well as getting a bath, blown dry, their nails cut, and light trim. It is recommended to have your dog groomed every 4 to 6 weeks. However, this depends on how fast their fur grows back as well as their nails. Some dogs can go 8-12 weeks between trims.

What Is Included With Dog Grooming Services?

Grooming services generally include the dog being brushed, bathed, dried, and trimmed/clipped. Ears are cleaned and their nails are trimmed and sometimes filed down. Other services that are an added cost include tooth brushing and anal gland expression.

Finding The Right Dog Groomer

Typically, your furry friend is going to be at the dog groomer for a couple of hours which means you’ll want to find someone you can trust and feel comfortable with. It takes careful handling to properly groom a dog especially as there are sharp objects including scissors and electric clippers. Don’t leave dog grooming services to just anybody. Some things to consider when choosing a dog groomer include:

  • Ask for recommendations- Ask your friends, family, or vet if they have any recommendations on a groomer in the area. Your friends and family wouldn’t trust their dogs with just anyone, so you can use their input to help you narrow down your search.
  • Check reviews- There are plenty of online review sites you can use to get an idea of whether or not you’d like to send your dog to certain groomers. Check out the BBB or the National Dog Groomers Association of America to see what others have to say.
  • Interview the groomer- Call the groomer you wish to use and ask them questions. How long have you been a dog groomer? Do you have experience with a variety of breeds? What kind of training do you have? Ask them about their prices, the services they provide, their hours, and the products that they use.
  • Check certifications- Check to make sure the groomer has the proper certification required of your state.
  • Tour the facility- Any reputable groomer will welcome you to take a tour of their facility. Pay attention to the cages, how friendly the staff is, how dogs are monitored, etc.

Contact Our Dog Groomer

At Leader of the Pack, we always take the time to pamper your furry friends, so they feel happy and healthy. Our dog grooming services include services for all types of breeds. We offer all types of baths including hypoallergenic baths and sensitive skin treatments as well as ear cleaning and plucking, nail trimming and filing, teeth brushing, and anal gland expression. We are proud to offer cageless waiting so your dog can safely roam the facility. If you are in the Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton, PA area and you are looking for quality dog grooming services, look no further! Not only do we offer grooming services, but we also offer dog training, puppy classes, and doggy daycare. Contact us today for more information or to set up services for your furry friend!