The world has gone through some major changes over the past few months.
Coronavirus has changed the way we work, the way we care for our families, and even how we interact with our pets. In fact, our pets may need to grow accustomed to our return to work in the coming days!
As we learn to adapt to coronavirus being in our lives, most of us are probably thinking about how we can get our pets back into the vet’s office for their check ups; and their groomers for - well, some personal hygiene.
If you recently started your dogs on the DERMagic Skin Rescue program, there are some things you will need to discuss with the groomer.
1. Be Straightforward
If you’re taking your dog into the groomers for a bath, make sure you tell them what you need. If your dog is going through treatment with DERMagic Skin Rescue, tell the groomer that is all that is the only shampoo they should use.
Most groomers choose shampoos that contain parabens, preservatives and fragrances. This has the potential to set your pet’s treatment back weeks or more. Explain why you prefer they use only DERMagic products for now.
2. Speak Their Language
Occasionally, a Shih Tzu will go into the groomers with long fur and come out with a cut usually reserved for an entirely different breed.
Not every groomer knows every breed. This is why you should take the time to clarify what you do and do not want.
Know what type of cut you want for your pet. Different groomers use different terminology. Be specific with the cut you want for your pet.
Pants: Referring to the long hair on the back of a dog's legs.
3. Know Your Groomers' Blades
It’s important to know your groomer's blades! Here are a few of the more common types and their uses:
4. Be Specific
When you’re talking to your groomer, it’s important to be specific. While many groomers are happy to take initiative, it’s better to tell them that you require specific things.
For example, rather than telling them you want a “short” cut, tell them you want the fur taken down to ½” (or use your fingers to explain).
5. Explain Why Using DERMagic is Important
Every groomer has their favorite line of products. That's totally fine, but when it comes to treating your dog, it's important they use your preferred shampoo and conditioner.
Bring in your own products and explain the importance of them using them. Here is a phrase that works for most groomers:
Remember, it's your dog - you get the final say in how they are groomed.
By improving communication, you can ensure your pets have a calm, relaxing grooming experience. This is your groomer's ultimate goal and it should be yours as well!