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OK, I'm really hesitant to blog this, because its so personal, but hey, what the hay !
I'm just curious on how much it costs to groom a dood around the country and with our friends up north. We just had Ginger groomed today and she really looks great. Here in Horseshoe Bay, Texas we have several choices of grooming. We can go to PetSmart, where it costs $86 US dollars and takes about 3-4 hours with the dog in a cage waiting for its turn. Or, we can hire one of maybe 3-4 "mobile" pet groomers, who will come to the house with their trailer or van, and do the job in about an hour and a half. Our mobile groomer has charged $82 US dollars for a cut, bath, nail cut, ear clean, and anal gland clensing. With the less stress, I prefer the home visit over PetSmart, since the cost is so close. What do you all pay and what's your experience ?
But our groomer indicated that her cost will go up to $90 this year. Still a good price, I think, but it got me wondering about doing it myself. I'm sure I could learn, and Ginger wouldn't mind looking like Josie Bag 'a Donuts the first few times, but I'm flat out afraid to try it. Afraid of the unknown type of thing. I've seen several do-it-yourself videos when googled dog grooming, so schooling shouldn't be a problem. Anybody got advice ?