Grooming Question

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
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318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Hmm… I’ve never tipped a groomer for a regular bath and nails combo. I have provided Christmas gifts for regular groomers/vets/etc.

Post # 5
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437 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I always tip anyone who is doing a service for me, including my dog groomer. I have a yorkie! 

Post # 6
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559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Nah. I mean,you can tip your hairdresser so why not your dogs? I mean I guess but I won’t be doing it.lol I paid $70 for Beethovens grooming a month ago. He weighs 15 pounds! Lol now,he is shih tzu/pomeranian so he has hair but I think I’m going to start cutting it myself. Just can’t afford to tip but I’m always extra polite:)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I am a groomer. We greatly appreciate the tips, regardless of the kind of dog it is. You would tip your hairdresser and we do a lot more things than your hairdresser does. We express anal glands, give them a bath (full body including scrubbing thier private parts), clean their ears, clip thier nails, brush them; get bit, pooped and peed on by them on a nearly daily basis. Also realize that even if your groom is $70, we don’t get the full 100% of that. It depends on where you work as to what percentage you get. Common in my area is 50%. So, if the groom takes 3 hours and you get 50% you’re getting about $11/hr. Which while isn’t terrible, we put our bodies through a lot to take care of everyone’s baby’s. Don’t get me wrong, we love what we do, but I don’t think a lot of people understand the work that goes on behind the scenes. 

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10. Your hairdresser doesn’t wash and clean your rear end.

9.You don’t go for eight weeks without washing or brushing your hair.

8.Your hairdresser doesn’t have to give you a sanitary trim.

7.Your hairdresser doesn’t have to clean your ears.

6.Your hairdresser doesn’t have to remove the boogies from your eyes.

5.You sit still for your hairdresser.

4.Your haircut doesn’t include a manicure or pedicure.

3.Your hairdresser only washes and cuts the hair on your head.

2.You don’t bite or scratch your hairdresser.

1.The likelihood of you pooping on the hairdresser is pretty slim.

If you truly can’t afford it that is one thing, and we understand that, but if you can afford it, you definitely should.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

While not expected, tips are appreciated.  I am a bather at a grooming salon.  In my area, bathers work at an hourly rate less than $10.  I think its a matter of preference.  As stated by pp, I tip anyone providing a service.  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We went to petco for all out dogs last week and it came to $260. I didn’t even think of tipping when I paid either but there isn’t a spot and I’m not sure they could take it but next time we go in I may drop of treats for the girls from a local bakery

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Wow, I never even THOUGHT to tip the groomer..now I feel like a total jerk. Next time we bring our dog, I will be giving a hefty tip! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@JessSeny:  expecting and appreciating are two different things. I never expect tips. I always appreciate them, even if its only a couple dollars. that said, its not ever expected.

@anemone681:  i’ve worked in both corporate salons. you can’t tip using a credit card, which is why they don’t include a line. they do much more businesst here than just grooming. If you only have a card, you can put a tip on a gift card if you want to tip. Most groomers have pets so the cards get used. Or you can tip the groomer in cash If you desire.

@nber0815:  don’t feel like a jerk!!! Its appreciated, not expected, and honestly, as much as we  appreciate it, we appreciate being treated with respect and kindness more.

Post # 14
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Squirrelz15:  thank you. We normally did a small salon that allowed us to tip but I spaced the last time. Most definitely will remember to bring some cash the next time I bring them all in

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I always tip my groomer. We’ve been taking our two year old Westie to him every 6-8 weeks since he was 10 weeks old. Our 13 week old Westie joined him at his last grooming this past Sunday. I’ve read varying things that it’s okay to tip sometimes, just at holidays, etc, but I truly appreciate everything our groomer does for us (down to calling his fiancee every time our boy is there to come play because she LOVES him) and know that he has our dogs best interests in mind and that they are in GREAT hands there. I think we have a special relationship with our groomer though, I mean, we picked them up on Sunday and his fiancee came running out to show us a video she took of the puppy while they were there, its the little things that they do for us, that make me go the extra mile for them.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Funsince1983:  We have the exact same experience wtih our groomer! We have a westie poodle mix. My parents had two westies that they brought to her and one of them had severe skin allergies and lost almost all his fur before he died. She was SO kind and gentle with him and was one of the only groomers who would even take him. We trust her SO much and we know she loves our pets as much as we do. Not worrying about mistreatment and knowing my dog LOVES the groomers BECAUSE she’s so good to him makes it so worth the extra $5-10. If it was a commercial place like Petco and I never had the same person, Idon’t know if I would be so generous repeatedly.

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