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Mike Rowe Gets Creative with the Queen of Color

Recently we had the pleasure of meeting Mike Rowe as he was filming episodes for his new show “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” that airs at 9PM Wednesday nights on CNN. The new show is about people and the passion they have for a job or hobby. And we all know that I am passionate about animals and Creative Styling.

The Importance of ‘Liquid Tools’

Back in ancient times, when I was a new groomer, the variety of shampoos and conditioners designed for pet use could be counted on one hand. There were just a few brands, and those brands had a very limited variety of products. They could be depended on to get dogs clean, keep static down and maybe help a bit with detangling…

Holiday Wish List

During this time of holiday gifting, I suggest you take some time to consider some grooming tools that you could (and should) either ask for as gifts or put your holiday tip money towards. Why? For several reasons:
You work hard and deserve to have the best tools for your work.

Fair Pricing

My neighbor has had a housekeeper for many years. She lives alone – no kids, no pets. She keeps her house very tidy, but needs a hand with dusting and doing the floors. She’s a great client. She has never once complained about a price increase, and the cleaning company has them regularly.

Finding Effective Behavior Solutions

In the world of training there are many claims of mastery and efficacy. Few are ever proven. Real masters let their work speak for itself. Self-promoting “masters” rarely show anything outside of video tape and photos—and boy, do they look good in photos.

Pet Shih Tzu Drop Coat

Bread & Butter Grooming
Fast & Easy Pet Trims for the Salon
The majority of our Bread & Butter Shih Tzu clients request a “puppy cut”, meaning anything from a shave to a scissor all over, with a styled head. Our favorites, however, are the clients that want to keep their drop coats long and flowing.
These members of our Bread & Butter list generally schedule weekly visits for maintenance.

Building Your Grooming Website In One Day

In this day and age of technology, if you don’t have a website you are missing several opportunities for cultivating prospective customers. According to a 2012 survey by Yelp, over 85% of consumers use the internet to look for local businesses. If you do not have a strong presence online, you are potentially missing 85% of business leads.

The Clock is Tick, Tick, Ticking

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you won’t do anything with it,” says M. Scott Peck the author of The Road Less Traveled.

Feeding Raw

Benefits, Perils and Quandary
A client asked me the other day why I inquired at each examination what their pet was eating. What significance did the contents of the food bowl have to their pet’s general health? The adage of ‘we are what we eat’ pertains equally to our pets.

Beware of Pet Scams, Tips From the IPATA

Thinking of getting a puppy for your children this holiday season? Just be careful. Beware of pet scams and review the tips below from the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA), the non-profit, worldwide trade association for professional pet shippers, before sending any money.

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