Chain Stores VS Sole Proprietor Groom Shops
When it comes to grooming your pets you have many options. You could attempt to do it yourself, you can take them to one of the many large chain stores for grooming, or you could visit your neighborhood sole proprietor groom shop. Let’s take a closer look at chain stores VS sole proprietor groom shops.
At most chain stores, your pet will have a different groomer each time they visit. This can cause a multitude of problems. One issue is that if your pet has had grooming problems in the past, the new groomer might not be aware of these problems. Therefore they will not be able to work with your pet to help them overcome certain fears they might have about the grooming process. This is just one of the many reasons why most people prefer to take their pets to small, privately owned grooming shops.
Large pet stores typically require little to no training to be hired. While most chain stores will start new hires as brushers/bathers, an untrained person in this position can still cause serious harm to pets. For example, using the wrong type of brush can easily cause brush burns and the wrong drying tool or method can be fatal.
Many small grooming shops will allow you to stay while your pet is being groomed and they will never use cage dryers. Most independent groomers will also listen to what you want. This is not the type of individualized service that you can expect from a large chain store.
Most groomers and pet parents agree that smaller grooming shops are better than large chain stores in terms of service, quality and pet care. However, it is always a good idea to talk to the groomer, inspect the shop and make sure that you are comfortable before you leave your pet for grooming. Consider visiting the grooming salon with your pet before you even schedule your first grooming appointment.
Claws N Paws Day Spa has been taking care of Orange County’s dogs and cats since 2001. We offer full service pet grooming at our state of the art pet salon in Fountain Valley, California. We also offer mobile pet grooming to all areas of Orange County. For more information, or to schedule your next grooming appointment, please call 714-962-1005 today.
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