the one hour groom
So I was reading some people get dogs done in an hour. I have no idea how. I have been at this 25 years, and only nicely combed out, regularly groomed dogs can be done in an hour. I can do those dogs in an hour, but I rarely get dogs in that condition.
Are the groomers not doing any combing out of tangles in ears, and legs? do they shave them short? scissor to finish? are they cleaning the ears and filing the nails? are they doing dogs with knots that have not been grooming in 3 or 4 months?
I can't figure it out, I had 2 very matted dogs today, the legs were just a mess and the ears a tangled mess too. Even cutting the ears short, I still spent about 5 minutes on JUST getting the knots OUT of the ears, which then they still had to be dried, combed, scissored, styled, and the legs on each dog took about 20 minutes. The dogs looked lovely when done, and the people were happy, but they still took some time to do.
we had a lady who came for years go to another place in December. She said they only had her dog for an hour. She was livid. She was pulling at the dogs face and paws and going
"look at this! this is HORRIBLE!" well the dog had long hair between it's toes and hair along it's gum line, as we groomed it we found that it had not been done under the ears AT ALL, they had not lifted the ears and tidied the face and underside of the ears, the tail was just combed all to the end of the bone and cut off, not held up and combed down and scissored, all kinds of hair going in the dogs mouth too. they had not pulled the ear hair or filed the nails.
Sad thing is she paid the same there as she does here. This client came back, but I figure other people do not even know that grooming can be better than what kind of job they do in an hour at the other place.
thoughts? I find it frustrating that we work SOO HARD and spend SOO MUCH TIME getting the same pay, they are making a TON of money there with their shoddy work. are people who groom in an hour all leaving stuff undone?