Diary of a Dog Groomer

What I Love About Dog Grooming v. hmm….not so much! Part 1.

I love the variety that being self employed and being a dog groomer brings. Genuinely, no two days are the same. But as with any occupation, there are always aspects that we like better than others. Also, there is so much more to being a dog groomer than people often realise. So, I thought I…

“Clipper Happy”

This is a phrase that is thrown around about dog groomers sometimes. It is quite mis-leading and can really undermine our profession. As pet professionals we are often in the position of having to act in the best welfare interests of a dog, despite what an owner may ask for. There are two reasons why…

Behind Closed Doors…

One of the things I want to achieve by doing this blog is to shed some light on what life is really like in a grooming salon. Quite often, grooming areas are not visible to clients from the reception area and this can lead to some people thinking that groomers dont want people seeing what…

Taking time off

It’s not always easy to take time off when you are self employed. But it is important because if you don’t, you risk burn out, which doesn’t work for you or your business. Senior Manager Islay and I will be away next week visiting family for a few days. We don’t get to see them…

Hello!

Hello and welcome to my little blog. I am a dog groomer and I love it. But I feel like sometimes we are miss-represented, especially in social media. So I want to use this blog as a bit of an insight into the day to day life of a dog groomer. That includes the good,…


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