How do I know if my groomer is good?

Dog grooming should not be a traumatic experience for your furry friend. That is why you should look out for your pet’s reactions after a visit to a dog groomer. If you want to know if your dog groomer is good, look out for the following signs:

1. Emphasizes Health and Safety

A good dog groomer will make your dog’s health and safety a priority when you take your furry friend for dog grooming. If an accident occurred when grooming your dog, the groomer should tell you and how the accident was averted or handled, and how they intend to hand the situation in the future. Of course, they should assure your that there will not be repeated injuries.

2. Dog Feels Calm after the Appointment

Although taking your pet for grooming may be challenging, it should not be traumatic. If your dog feels calm after returning from the appointment, the dog groomer must be good. However, if your dog starts acting strangely after getting home, that should be a red flag for you. Keep a close eye on your pet after returning from grooming. 

3. High Level of Professionalism

It is crucial that both the dog groomer and the salon radiate professionalism. The first-time impression should be magical. The groomer should be able to identify dogs. Also, the facility should be neat. Once you are there look around and see how organized the groomer is. 

4. Education and Professional Certification

Although anyone can open a grooming shop, the onus is on you to verify if they are qualified because they are not as regulated as veterinary practices. In view of this, find out if the groomer has any professional training and certifications. Groomers who are on top of their game usually undergo training and keep up with the latest techniques. Ask the groomer about their professional membership and training. 

5. Extensive Experience

Choosing an experienced groomer will provide your furry friend with satisfactory dog grooming. Education and certifications are prerequisites, but your groomer should have vast hands-on experience working with dogs. Dog grooming is both an art and science; best groomers have extensive experience, lengthy resumes, and amazing references.


Follow the tips above to know if the groomer you have chosen for your dog is the best. You can also follow the guidelines to choose a new specialist for your dog grooming. Taking care of your dog is not limited to food, drink, and shelter, finding the best groomer is also another way to give the best care to your furry friend.

Jessica Stone

Jessica is a passionate pet lover and veterinarian with over 15 years of experience. Her blog serves as a reliable source for pet health advice, ranging from preventive care to handling emergencies.