Showing Your Appreciation for Your Groomer
November 30, 2011 -
Maintaining your dog’s unique look can be a lot of work, and your professional groomer handles the job with precision and style. If, by now, you’ve developed a close relationship with your dog groomer he or she knows your pet and addresses his or her specific needs upon each visit, nurturing a trusting bond. With the care and love your groomer provides for your furry friend, a kind gesture to show your appreciation can go a long way. Here are a few ideas on how to thank your groomer during your next visit.
Tipping your groomer is one of the most sincere ways to show you appreciate the time and consideration they take when keeping your dog healthy and looking his best. The tip percentage is up to you; a 20 percent tip is perfectly acceptable for an exceptional job. The amount of your tip should always be based on your satisfaction with the job, keeping in mind if your groomer goes above and beyond when tending to your dog’s certain needs.
During the holidays, overbooked schedules leave groomers with little time for a break. Presenting your favorite groomer with a gift basket full of cookies, brownies, candies, or other baked treats shows your appreciation and has the added bonus of being a much-needed snack for your groomer in between appointments. To personalize the gift, find out what kind of sweets your groomer likes or take a playful approach and bake dog-or bone-shaped cookies.
When in doubt about what to give your groomer as a thank you, try purchasing a gift certificate to a restaurant, coffee shop, or nearby store. This is a great way to ensure your groomer will make good use of his or her gift and is a thoughtful approach.