The Pet Food Manufacturers Association has recently published their latest Pet Population Survey indicating that 3.2 million households have acquired a pet since the start of the covid-19 pandemic.
The survey reports dog ownership is now at a staggering 12 million. The last previous count recorded by the PDSA we 11 million and that in turn was up from 10 million in 2018 so the rise has been jumping in recent history, not just down to the pandemic.
There is a lot of talk about brushing coats, removing matts and great prep, but the real star of the show is a good comb, And I can tell you, not all combs are born equal! Why is a good comb so important? Making sure a coat is knot free is the all-important job of a groomer. If a comb glides through the coat, then your equipment will too, so it is, amongst other things, your gauge of excellence.
The aim of any qualified groomer is to provide a stress-free environment in which a dog can be groomed, but that’s the easy bit! What takes knowledge, skill and oodles of patience is dealing with a dog who themself is not confident and sees every new experience as a challenge to overcome rather than an adventure to be enjoyed.