While people have been grooming dogs for thousands of years in some form or other, many …
Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, ICMG
In the last four decades our grooming industry has experienced a notably rapid rise from relatively undervalued to highly professionalized. The impressive industry expansion and professionalization speaks well of all of us. I give special credit to our industry leaders who have urged us all to adopt better business acumen and best practices every step of the way.
The therapeutic value of people with disabilities working with dogs is well established. Therapy dogs in hospitals and nursing homes have scientifically documented positive returns in health and well-being benefits; children struggling in schools learning to read have much better outcomes when they read to a dog; service dogs can literally be life-savers for their handlers.