Pet parents give their groomers a lot of trust. We expect them to cut and style our pet’s hair whilst we wait eagerly for the end result. It’s a huge responsibility, and you’ll want to make sure your pet is safe in the hands of a qualified professional. To help you pick the best groomer for your pet we’ve asked the experts on some of their top tips on finding high quality pet groomers.

 

1. Check their qualifications

It’s important to check if the groomer has any qualifications or certifications regarding pet grooming.

 

2. Check out their qualifications in person

Before committing to a groomer, visit their grooming salon in person. Ask yourself:

 

3. Interview the pet groomer

Just like a manager would interview a potential worker, you’ll find it useful to interview the groomer to see if it would be a good match. Ask questions like:

  • What are your qualifications or certifications?
  • How much experience do you have with my dog’s breed?
  • Do you accommodate for pets with special needs?
  • What equipment do you use?

 

4. Research pet groomers online

Check out their social media pages for before and after pictures and see if it matches your style. Look for reviews on Google or Yelp, to see what their customers are saying.

 

5. Listen to your pet

Most important, is how our pet feels with the groomer. It should be an enjoyable experience for them. If you have taken your pet to a certain groomer a couple of times and they always come back miserable and anxious, you should consider finding another groomer they get a long with better.