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Tech That Protects: Wearable Safety Solutions

No one leaves their house in the morning expecting to have a medical emergency, be in an accident, or be the victim of a crime. But these occurrences can and do happen every day. The majority of groomers work alone.
If you have an emergency, being able to get immediate assistance can potentially be the difference between life and death.

To Cage or Not to Cage

Many years ago when I first opened my salon, a young couple brought their Toy Poodle, Spunky in to be groomed. We discussed the style of clip they wanted, and as they were leaving, I placed Spunky in a cage so that I could finish the dog I already had on my table.

PPGSA Standards of Care, Safety and Sanitation

For Professional Pet Groomers and Stylists
It should be the goal of every Pet Groomer and Stylist to treat all animals entrusted to their care with kindness, patience, respect and compassion, ensuring their safety, health and well-being.

Pet Groomers and Stylists should exhibit professional behavior and maintain their businesses with honesty and integrity toward their clients at all times while encouraging professionalism, compassion and participation in continuing education within the industry.

Personal Safety For The Mobile Groomer

As I was driving down the aptly named Long Mountain Road just after another snowstorm, I looked to the side and half jokingly thought, “If I drive off the road and land in the ravine, I won’t be found until next spring.” The next thought that crossed my mind was, “ Oh crap, if I drive off the road and land in the ravine, I won’t be found until next spring.”

Why Buy Insurance?

“I estimate that 60 percent of pet stylists are not properly insured,” says Jeff Reynolds, executive director of National Dog Groomers Association of America, Inc. (Clark, PA.) “Several factors contribute to this industry-wide problem. Also, many groomers do not know that there are agencies available that specialize in the pet grooming industry and can offer both guidance and proper insurance.

How Safe Are You?

When groomer Paulette Tuunanum, owner/operator of Creature Comforts, began work that fateful morning she never envisioned the horror that awaited her. Creature Comforts is a home-based grooming salon in the quiet, rural community of Fryeburg, Maine.

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