When your moving company has gone and you finally feel like you've settled into your new home, it's time to take a break from unpacking and start to look into the essential businesses and services that your community offers. If you're a dog owner, eventually you'll have to find a groomer in your new town who can care for your pooch's coat and improve his or her quality of life. Here are a few ways to narrow down your options and get started off on the right foot.
What is your groomer's level of expertise?
Depending on which state you live in, some will require groomers to hold certifications from reputable organizations like the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA). According to RaisingSpot.com, you should also inquire about your groomer's level of experience, whether he or she specializes in certain breeds and what kinds of regular health checks are performed during each visit.
What does the grooming facility look like?
You'd be surprised by how much you can find out by simply visiting a grooming facility to get a sense of the business' level of professionalism. The Humane Society of the United States suggests looking for a standard of cleanliness, cages that can accommodate a variety of breeds and studying the demeanor of the groomer and staff when they're working with the canines
What should you bring along?
If your groomer would like to see vaccination or medical history, this is a good sign that the business is organized and has a high standard of care. Bring any necessary dog information along when you're close to choosing a dog groomer in your new town.