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.
ten reasons taken from this site pamperedpetmobile.com
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.