Pet grooming is a big industry. The pet owners are relying on the pet groomers to groom their pets. The groomers who are very- well familiar to calming techniques, animal anatomy and other things related to pets, do their work with utmost sincerity.
Let us read about the secrets of the pet groomers that help them to do their job in the best way.
1. It is a risky business
According to Jared Gorton, who co- owns Rhode Island Cat Grooming with Mandi, his wife, says that pet grooming is very risky and dangerous. The pets can bite or scratch when irritated.
The groomers wear gloves to keep themselves safe. They use muzzles when required. Some groomers say no to pets with a history of aggressive behavior.
2. Dogs are the preferred pets
Cats are highly unpredictable and many groomers turn them down. They prefer dogs. But, there are many expert feline- exclusive groomers who are well- versed in their work.
3. Quieter conditions make work easy
Generally, the pet grooming shops are noisy. The noise of running water, blow dryers and barking dogs make the environment chaotic. If the volume is maintained, the pets feel very safe and co- operates.
Brink, who owns a pet grooming facility, keeps the facility favourable for pets by diffusing essential oils.
4. Cats have a phobia of water
Dogs love water, but, cats have a phobia of water. But, some pet groomers say that the statement is not true. Many cats are not scared of water. They are actually scared of loud noises.
5. Groomers connect to animals
Groomers have a way of developing a rapport with the animals. They develop an emotional connect with the animals.
6. Rapport with the pet owners
Pet groomers love pets and so they enter the profession, but, if Kathy and Missi Salzberg, Massachusetts based pet groomers, are to be believed, it is very essential to establish a rapport with the pet owners too.
7. Combs: Their weapons
Combs are the secret weapon that most groomers swear by. Margaret Campbell considers brushes as the most important tool to groom dogs. Combing the hair from head to toe works out the tangles and keeps the coat soft.
8. Client’s pet vocabulary tickles the funny bones
Pet groomers often chuckle at the limited pet vocabulary of their clients. Many clients come and express their wishes. Many come with the idea of a perfect haircut for their pets and use strange vocabulary to describe it. Their vocabulary tickles the funny bones of the groomers.
9. It is not easy to get a certificate
Getting a pet grooming certificate and licence is not an easy job. First the groomers are taught every single thing about pet grooming and then only they are given a professional certificate.
10. Groomers are prone to varicose veins
Pet grooming is a physically challenging job. Long standing hours make them prone to varicose veins as well as carpal tunnel syndrome.
11. They may save the life of your pet
Groomers too understand the anatomy of the pet and can spot infections as well as lumps.
12. They educate pet owners
They think that teaching the basics of grooming to the owners is the need of the hour. The owners would know the basic details about their pet to keep them in good shape.
13. They are attached to their clients
They not just create a bond with the pets, but, also with the pet owners. They work for their owners and love to receive love, affection and gratitude in return.