Professional Dog Grooming
Certified Master Groomer, Jeannie Grosch, graduated from the Dayton Academy of Dog Grooming in 1995. Prior to attending the dog-grooming academy she was employed by a private show kennel as their groomer/manager. She takes pride in her work and it shows; not only in your dog’s finalized appearance, but also in how your dog will enjoy coming to The Pooch Parlor. Having no employees, Jeannie personally pampers each dog throughout the grooming procedure. She limits her daily bookings so she can give each dog extraordinary care. Jeannie also realizes the importance of continuing education so your dog will be provided with the most up-to-date style available. While grooming your pet, Jeannie is qualified to recognize health related issues that you may overlook. She also is trained to recognize many different parasites your pet can be exposed to. She can give helpful advice on how specialty shampoos and hot oil treatments may benefit your pet’s appearance.
At Jeannie’s Pooch Parlor you can bring your pets in before work (as early as 7:00 A.M.) or, if your mornings are rushed, you can drop your pet off the night before. (Regular boarding rate will apply.) Jeannie will groom your pet the next day and you can pick “Sparky” up after work.
Because Jeannie cares for your pet, all pets must be up to date on all vaccinations. Before grooming or boarding you must provide a copy of your pet’s up to date vaccination records. Please call for more information.
Click here to see before and after photos of dogs groomed by Jeannie Grosch.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT GROOMER
Did you know that the United States does not require dog groomers to obtain any formal education before grooming your dog? Did your groomer attend a trade school or a state recognized pet grooming academy?
Here are a few things to help you find the perfect groomer for you pet.
- Ask your groomer about their education and continuing education. There are only two accredited grooming academies in the state of Ohio. Did your groomer attend one of these specialty schools? Or is your groomer self-taught or did you groomer graduate from a high school career center’s animal care program?
- Is the grooming shop clean and neat?
- Are you allowed to tour the shop/kennel at anytime? At Jeannie’s Pooch Parlor, Inc., you are welcome to tour our shop at anytime.
- Does your groomer ask questions to learn about you and your pet? Doing so can help the groomer and you decided on a style for your pet that fits your lifestyle.
- Does your groomer keep detailed records of each of your pet’s visits?
- Ask for references.
- Does the groomer have an established clientele?
- Is you groomer interested in your pet’s welfare? Is the groomer happy to see your pet? Does the groomer take time to greet your pet upon arrival?
- Is your pet happy to see the groomer? You may not know what happens in the grooming shop after you leave. Your pet’s actions can tell you a lot. You must remember, like a child, your pet will try to make you feel guilty for leaving them. Do not confuse this behavior with not happy to see the groomer.
- Is your pet stressed after a day at the groomer’s? Don’t confuse stress with tired or happy to see you behavior. Grooming can be tiresome to some pets, but never should it be stressful. If your pet is stressed something is wrong.
- Are you allowed to watch a dog being groomed? At the Pooch Parlor you are welcome to watch the grooming process on a dog. Like children most pets act better when mommy or daddy is not around so watching you own pet being groomed is not a good idea. Some exceptions can be made. Call for details
- Most importantly. What do you think of your groomer? Does he/she seem to love what they do and love dogs? Does he/she take the time to listen to your concerns? Your gut feelings can tell you a lot.
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