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Reasons Why You Will Want to be a Faster Dog Groomer
When you are a professional dog groomer, you want to run your business with maximum efficiency. After all, time is money. Being a faster dog groomer means you can maximize profits! The less time a client requires, the more clients you can fit in a day. However, profits aren’t the only reason to speed up your average job speed. You’ll be less stressed and have habits the dogs can find comfort in during their stressful grooming. You can take the time to see the gross inefficiencies and time-wasters to make improvements.
Stressing Less Means A More Relaxing Environment for Everybody
Dogs can feel the way the groomer is by the day’s mood. If you’re rushing, they will be uncomfortable. Animals are sensitive to stress and will respond.
A serene, relaxed dog is far easier to groom than just a person that’s uncomfortable about what’s going in. Pro-tip: you can utilize the Calming Music for Dogs 9hrs and ebook to help particularly anxious dogs.
There is also the added benefit of less stress to your four-legged clients. The less time they are brushed, bathed, and required to stand patiently, the happier they will be. And there’s a saying in the dog grooming world: happy dogs, satisfied clients.
Don’t Waste Your Time.
Repeat it with us: dry, brush, and comb. Don’t begin grooming a puppy till it is fully dry, brushed, and combed out. If you start grooming and need to cease to brush out a matt, you’ll waste time.
If possible, keep a list of everything you do for a few days. Do you see anything on your list that takes too much time? Anything that can be delegated, automated, or taken out of your routine? Sometimes taking an outsider view of your week can show you the inefficiency and encourage you to problem-solve tasks that take a long time.
Do All Of Your Prep Work.
Cut nails, clip its sanitary region, and clip pads before you begin grooming. It’s just like cooking and getting all your ingredients cut, measured, and washed before turning on the stovetop. Everyone feels so much calmer when the ingredients are all ready, the oven is pre-heated, and you have familiarity with a recipe before you start cooking. Be prepared and prep! Prep anything you can the night or week in advance.
Preparing before you start dressing can have a multitude of benefits. You’ll have a much cleaner workspace, a smooth workflow, and a more relaxed dog.
Get a Routine and Rhythm
To be a faster dog groomer, have a method when you dress. Always start in the same region and finish in precisely the exact area on each dog. This will give you a rhythm in your work and give your furry clients a routine. Leaping around will make you waste time and lose track of your progress.
Dogs are creatures of habit. They’ll begin to comprehend what you expect from them once you’ve got a system set up. You may find, we are not much different either.
Don’t Lose Sight of Quality Work.
Rushing will only affect the quality of the grooming. Quality should always come over amount; after all, that will bring clients back for years to come. Your “regulars” will be your “gravy dogs.” These are easier to dress clientele that requires general upkeep. Prioritize quality, streamline work that makes dog owners happy to collect your gravy dogs.
Work towards improving your skills so you can work as a speedy groomer. Take stock of your daily routine and see where you can improve efficiency or cut out time-wasting activities. Having a grooming routine will not only benefit you as a business owner but also the dogs who thrive on habits. Doing all these things will improve your business bottom line but be sure efficiency should not sacrifice quality!
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