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by Jonathan David


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But Why?
Pet Wellness Trends: What's in Store for 2024?

by Jonathan David

Once again, we face the age-old tradition of celebrating the new year ahead of us. January is a month that is filled with good intentions of better habits and renewed endeavors of health and fitness. During this time of the year, the world seemingly has a collective attitude towards bettering ourselves, and we often extend our efforts of fulfilling this mission to the friends and family around us, including our furry family members.

Yes, a new year brings new products and trends into the pet industry to improve the lives of our pets, but why do groomers need to be aware of these trends?

The pet industry is one of the strongest markets out there, and it seems to be recession resistant. In past years, when there were economic downturns, the pet industry remained stable and even produced growth while other markets recorded losses. The evidence has indicated that when people face economic struggles and must trim their budgets, they seem to cut many of their personal expenses before cutting products that cater to the needs of their pets. The long and short of it is that people seem to put their pets’ needs above some of their own when times get tough. But over the last few years, there is a sector of the pet market that seems to be growing more rapidly than others—the wellness sector.

Products that are geared towards the improvement of a pet’s overall health have taken front and center in the pet industry, and the trends for 2024 indicate that this sector of the market is continuing to grow rapidly. Even with high inflation, in 2023 the pet industry grew by 8.6% over 2022. To put that in numbers, in 2023 the pet market sold an estimated $320 billion dollars globally and is expected to reach $500 billion by 2030, and North America is the largest consumer of these products.

Even with high inflation, in 2023 the pet industry GREW by 8.6 percent over 2022. To put that in numbers, in 2023 the pet market sold an estimated $320 billion dollars globally and is expected to reach $500 Billion by 2030.

The wellness sector in the pet market isn’t just limited to food, it also includes supplements, CBD products, and other products such as beds and toys that are made in green facilities and made from organic sources. Let’s take a look at a few of the trending products for pets in 2024 and how they can benefit your clients and, in turn, benefit your bottom line.

Organic Foods

Organic pet foods and treats are a quickly growing trend of the pet food market. They can range from kibble made from organic, whole ingredients to raw diets that are frozen or freeze-dried. These diets are sourced from humanely raised, hormone-free meats and pesticide-free plant materials. These diets are becoming increasingly popular, and you see many more of them on pet store shelves than in past times.

Organic treats are also on trend for 2024 and they boast limited ingredients free of chemicals and preservatives. While these treats are clearly healthier than processed treats, they do have a much shorter shelf life, so be mindful of storage and expiration dates.

Another popular feeding option is prepared meals for dogs. There are several pet food companies that advertise human-grade ingredients and facilities—the equivalent of a home-cooked meal for your pets. These meals come pre-prepackaged in meal-sized portions, and some offer direct-to-home delivery.


Supplements have really improved through the years. Some are traditional tablets that you administer orally; however, most dogs refuse these. Even with your best efforts to disguise the tablets with other delectable treats, many dogs will simply spit them out once they consume the treat. Supplement companies have addressed this issue and there are now quite a variety of liquid supplements available that you can add to a meal without Fido realizing he’s consuming the supplements. There are also powdered supplements that can be sprinkled over food, and some have added flavors that are appealing to dogs. Many commercial kibble diets lack all of the necessary nutrition for a complete and balanced diet, so supplements are extremely beneficial to dogs on a diet of dry kibble.

Organic treats are also on trend for 2024 and they boast limited ingredients free of chemicals and preservatives. While these treats are clearly healthier than processed treats, they do have a much shorter shelf life, so be mindful of storage and expiration dates.


CBD products are an extremely fast-growing sector of the pet wellness market. CBD is cannabidiol, a derivative from the cannabis plant. CBD does not have THC, the chemical in cannabis that gives people a mind-altering high, therefore it is legal and safe. CBD is used to treat a variety of conditions because of its effectiveness as an anti-inflammatory, a pain blocker and a mood booster. Some of the most common uses of CBD in dogs are for inflammation, nausea, appetite stimulation, seizure disorders and anxiety, but CBD can help with many more conditions.

There are several ways to administer CBD to your pets. The product can be found in treats, oil tinctures, capsules and balms. It can be given both orally and topically, but studies show the most effective way to administer is via an oil dropper. This method allows the pet owner to choose the dosing more accurately.

Organic and Eco-Friendly Toys and Bedding

One of the newer organic products to hit the market are toys and bedding sourced from organic and eco-friendly materials. These items are made from materials such as cotton and hemp that are sustainably grown and sourced, are typically free of chemical dyes, and any fillers are organic and biodegradable. To color the items, they use plant-based colors that are sourced from nature.

The facilities in which these products are made are also considered to be “green” facilities. This means that the factory where the products are manufactured have implemented protocols to be more environmentally conscious and reduce waste. A few ways they do this is to recycle scrap and unused materials, use LED lighting and use organic resources for production.

Collectively, we as groomers can work towards a better future for both humans and animals. The market will keep up with trends that the consumers move towards. Keeping an eye on what trends are right around the corner can give you an advantage as a business owner and allow you to profit while providing a beneficial service to your clients and their pets.

How to Throw a
Velvet Rope of Exclusivity
Around Your Grooming Salon

by Dominic Hodgson

Have you ever flown first class across the Atlantic or sat in the house seats at a Broadway theater? What about watched a concert in the VIP Golden Circle?

No? Well, you need to get out more…

Imagine you are on vacation with your partner. You head out for a meal together, but because you aren’t familiar with the city are staying in, you don’t know what the good places are to eat at. Then you come across two restaurants side by side. One is dark, dingy and dirty with two customers eating from a plate of plentiful but unappealing food, and the sign on the door says “Happy Hour every hour.”

The next restaurant is heaving. The smell coming from inside is enticing and the buzz of activity is drawing you in. However, there is a small waiting area that is full of people and a sign hangs from the door which says “One-hour wait for a table.”

Which would you prefer to eat in?

Most people (myself included) would rather sample the food and atmosphere in the second restaurant. If it’s busy, it must be good, right? The fact that there is a queue of people waiting only makes it seem more exclusive and desirable.

That is scarcity and exclusivity in action, and you can implement the same exclusivity in your own dog grooming business, which will make your services more desirable.

Here are a couple of things you can do to make your services appear more exclusive, and therefore more desirable (and profitable):

1. Have a Signature Service.

Change your offering from just a basic dog groom to a specialized signature service. But when is a dog groom not a dog groom?

When it’s a “Ronnie’s Regal Gold Standard Styling Session,” which includes:

  • Personalized Pooch Pamper: Breed-specific custom haircut, deep conditioning treatment and luxurious styling.
  • 12-point Healthy Happy Hound Check: Keep on top of ticks, lumps, bumps and weight issues.
  • Rest, Relax, Revive Session: Your dog will relax with our soft lighting, soothing music and calming scents.
  • A Lustrous Coat Audit: Fur and skin analysis and treatment.
  • Spell of Enrichment: Your dog will enjoy some magic moments in our themed play area.

You get the idea, I hope. There really is no limit to the amount of extras you can bundle together into different combinations to make your service different from all the other dog groomers out there.

2. Offer Tiered Pricing Options.

Many dog groomers make the mistake of having one standard groom which only varies in price based on the size of the dog. This is a huge mistake and leaves a lot of potential money on the table. A better alternative is to have more options. So, take the services I described above and bundle them into different price bands where the emphasis is on the experience the dog has and not the time spent grooming.

You could have bronze, silver and gold options for your grooms with different extras added based on price points. Pricing your services like this will often lead to clients upscaling to a better, more expensive service offering. It also makes lower-priced options seem more affordable in relation to a similar premium-priced option.

Affluent dog owners are used to buying the most expensive variant; they always choose to stay in the penthouse suite or invest in the luxury version when they purchase a new car. And they will happily invest in the highest-end version of your service—IF you offer it them.

3. Make Your Services Less Accessible for Potential Clients.

Yes, you read that right. For example, you could require potential new clients to fill out an application form and/or attend a pre-groom consultation before they are allowed to book an appointment with you. Having an entry barrier like this (much like the restaurant that makes you wait for an hour for a table) will remove from the equation any time-wasting price shoppers who are “just checking you out” and have no intention of using your service anyway.

The people who do fill out the application and attend the consultation will put a greater value on your service because they have been made to jump through some hoops to get to you. Clients who value high-quality and exceptional service will break their necks to clamber over this “velvet rope” you have placed around your grooming business.

Making yourself less accessible to potential clients like this goes against a lot of the business advice you will get at your local networking group or Chamber of Commerce, but you shouldn’t ignore it. Having a small barrier to entry like this is crucial if you want to position yourself as an exceptional grooming business.

Action Point

Think of a way you can bundle up your grooming services into a signature package that no other dog groomer in your town, or even the state, is offering. Once you do this, your business will appear unique to your prospects, and you will easily stand out from everyone else. Because you are the only business offering that signature service, you can then charge more for it too. Your prospects can get any old groom from any old dog groomer, but they can only get “Ronnie’s Regal Gold Standard Styling Session” from you!

Dom Hodgson is Europe’s leading pet business coach, and is known as the Pet Biz Wiz. His mission is to help pet service providers create superior customer service systems that enable them to build an impactful and profitable pet business. Dom has written over 9 books, and is a much in-demand speaker. You can instantly download a free copy of his latest book, How to Disnify Your Pet Business, by going to

Salon Spotlight
a Yorkshire Terrier with green furr paws wears a gold chain color and a velvet blue hooded sweatshirt

Photo by Los Angeles Times Magazine

by Kathy Hosler
Photos provided by Dogue Spa
Located in heart of West Hollywood, just five minutes from Beverly Hills, is a trail-blazing grooming salon that is really turning heads. Dogue Spa was the brainchild of Joshua White, a groomer who had a dream to open his own salon but do it in a way that would improve the grooming experience for the dogs, as well as for the groomers.

Josh was an experienced groomer and creative stylist, and Dogue’s Co-Founder, Mehdi Rezig, was an entrepreneur with a Master’s in Finance. After some planning and saving, Josh and Mehdi found a wonderful up-scale location, and in March of 2018, Dogue had its first customers.

Photo by Mariah Tauger, Los Angeles Times

“We felt that we needed to bring in people who represented Josh and I in some ways, through inclusivity and diversity.”
– Mehdi Rezig, Dogue’s Co-Founder

“When we opened, we were the only black-and-brown-owned business in West Hollywood,” says Mehdi. “It was only natural that when we were ready to hire employees, Josh and I had the same vision. We felt that we needed to bring in people who represented Josh and I in some ways, through inclusivity and diversity.

“The stylists we hire come with their own identity and they each have their own areas of expertise in the field of grooming,” he continues. “We wanted to convey the idea of, ‘come as you are with your own style.’ As long as you are a good person, good with the dogs, and are talented, the rest of your shell doesn’t matter.”

Dogue’s team members are true artists who have the freedom to express themselves through creative styles and colors while giving the owners the look they want for their dog. Moreover, the atmosphere in the salon is not “strictly business.” You might see one of the stylists break dancing for or singing to their canine client.

Anyone who wants an appointment at Dogue Spa has to fill out a form that has to be approved before they can even make an appointment. When they are approved, the client comes in to have an in-depth consult with a stylist to determine what they want for their dog and to see if it is doable.

Photo by Mariah Tauger, Los Angeles Times

a white standard poodle with rainbow hair cuffs photographed atop a table and wearing a pink super hero mask, a vibrant yellow rhinestone collar and a flowing pink and purple cape
“We want to provide unmatched customer service in a positive, enjoyable atmosphere, and to give the dogs and their owners a unique grooming experience.”
– Joshua White, Dogue’s Co-Founder

“We want to provide unmatched customer service in a positive, enjoyable atmosphere, and to give the dogs and their owners a unique grooming experience,” Josh shares. “We structured Dogue to be cage free. We wanted to stay away from kennels and a high-stress environment. The dogs can just walk around in relaxed surroundings that include a small area of grass where they can relieve themselves.

“We knew that being cage free would reduce the volume of dogs we could take,” Josh continues. “But it was important to us. I saw the anxiety level of dogs when they were caged when I worked at other salons. The owners love cage free because they want their dog to have a positive and less stressful experience.”

The groomers take a limited number of dogs per day to allow them to connect with the dog and focus on its comfort, safety and quality of groom. They adapt to the dog’s energy and pace, giving breaks when needed.

“We also do a lot of coloring of dogs,” Josh adds. “It’s really important that communication during check-in is there. We get as much information as possible so we can provide the best service. I like to make the dogs look like an extension of their owner.”

close up of a long haired, floppy eared white and brown dog, sitting on a pink cushioned chair and wearing a chicken patterned tie
Dogue caters to many celebrity clients such as Usher, Awkwafina and Cardi B. One thing that attracts them is the boutique atmosphere and the personal attention each client receives. But, Josh’s Standard Poodle, Snow, is also a big part of how these personalities and others discovered Dogue and the unique coiffures they can produce.

Josh executed many creative hairstyles on Snow and colored her hair for every holiday, season or just on a whim. As they went about their daily activities, Josh and Snow became a walking advertisement for Dogue. The duo has appeared on multiple television shows and in magazines and newspapers. You can follow their adventures on Facebook and Instagram @doguespa.

Josh and Snow became an internet/TV sensation in 2020 after competing on The Pack, a dog travel competition series hosted by Lindsey Vonn on Amazon Prime Video. All of this has given Josh great marketing opportunities on TV and in the media for himself and for Dogue Spa.

Dogue has won multiple awards, recognitions and accolades, including “Best Grooming salon of L.A.” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2021. In addition, they received a proclamation from the City of West Hollywood for “pushing the boundaries of creativity and providing a unique dog grooming experience for West Hollywood residents and the larger Los Angeles community.”

So how have they skyrocketed to such success in just a few short years?

“Understanding how social media works and knowing how to use it to your advantage is a big part of it,” Mehdi shares. “Knowing who are your clients, who are your followers, and knowing what they want in terms of image and services has helped make a huge difference in our salon. You see talent everywhere, but to stand out, you have to learn to brand yourself.

a Yorkshire Terrier with a short cut and side swept asymmetrical bangs wears a cut sleeve patterned button up shirt and sits on a white chair
interior view of the Dogue Spa reception area
“Many groomers post before and after photos of the grooms they do,” he continues. “But Josh puts himself in the photo with his works of art when he makes his posts to give a human dimension to the grooming. Josh was also one of the first groomers to put himself out there. He shows his image of being cool, being bold, and being of a diverse background.”

“Yes, you’ve got to learn how to brand yourself,” affirms Josh. “It’s not only a post of a cute dog—it’s I’m behind this. Let me show you how I’m going to do this groom and dye this dog, and see how I connect with the dog. Before and after pictures are great, but showing who is behind the groom and giving a voice and an image to them really tells the story.”

The story of Dogue Spa is far from over. A big dream and much hard work, coupled with the desire to be bold, inclusive and diverse, has put the spotlight on Joshua White, Mehdi Rezig and Dogue Spa. Their recipe for stress-less grooming, an all-inclusive business and branding themselves promises a future with no limits.

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Groomer’s Guide
The bright future of the groomer's role in skin and coat care, title illustration of woman in apron brushing a poodle with a comb

by Jennifer Bishop Jenkins

The start of the new year is always a good time to take stock of where we have been and where we are going. One of the most exciting trends in grooming as we dive into 2024 is the significant increase in groomers who are educated in, and dedicated to, caring for the skin and coat of the pets we serve. And since this is what our clients are paying us to do, they expect that we know something about the skin and coat that we are working on, and that we have had some training in its proper care. Sadly, we all know that the lack of regulation in our industry often means that no such training has been done.


One positive outcome of the otherwise difficult pandemic for all of us has been the much more easily accessible availability of good online groomer education. Many groomers report to me with genuine excitement that they have fallen in love all over again with their work, and often because they are becoming more educated in one important area: skin and coat care.

We have seen in recent years a rapid increase in pet ownership because of the global COVID pandemic that started in 2020, and our industry has felt the sharp increase in demand for our grooming skills. Further, ten years from now, we will all see a significant uptick in the percentage of our clients that are geriatric, and therefore harder to groom. But it isn’t only groomers who are under higher demand since the pandemic—veterinarians are also stressed like never before.

Everywhere I have investigated, veterinarians’ prices have risen dramatically and their availability has markedly dropped. This supply-and-demand problem for groomers and veterinarians can be seen as a positive trend for us as an industry, however. With groomers increasing our educational understanding in skin and coat care, our role can be more pivotal.

Skin is, after all, the largest and most important organ in any mammal’s body, so we humans should better understand this common element that we share with all mammals, including dogs and cats, with both their similarities and differences.


When I ask veterinarians and vet techs what the most common problem they see in their clinics is, they universally respond with “skin problems.” Skin is, after all, the largest and most important organ in any mammal’s body, so we humans should better understand this common element that we share with all mammals, including dogs and cats, with both their similarities and differences.

Together, the skin and coat in all mammals form what science calls the “Integumentary System.” The National Center for Biotechnology Information website defines this as “. . . the largest organ of the body that forms a physical barrier between the external environment and the internal environment that it serves to protect and maintain. The integumentary system includes the epidermis, dermis, hypodermis, associated glands, hair, and nails.”1 As pet groomers, this is the system of the mammals’ bodies that we work on all day, so we should be, and are, skin and coat technicians.

One of the most influential voices in our industry in recent years has been veterinarian Dr. Cliff Faver. When discussing the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for groomers who educate themselves in skin and coat issues, Dr. Cliff had this to share: “With the shortage of veterinarians, there is a great opportunity for groomers to play a key role in prevention, as well as restoring the skin back to health. Groomers, by gaining education in the functioning of the skin and providing the skin and hair with what they need, can rebuild the skin barrier to bring it back to health. Raising the level of knowledge will be the key to bridging this gap and being able to work with veterinarians.”

The fact that the grooming industry is now being seen more and more as a partner with the pet’s veterinarian to prevent or deal with skin and coat issues is clearly one of the most exciting trends and opportunities available to groomers for 2024 and beyond. Once groomers equip themselves with some of the many progressive educational opportunities in skin and coat expertise now available, they can then develop a better relationship with area veterinary practices in mutually beneficial ways.


Good groomers ideally are viewed as the equivalent of a veterinary technician, working in the field of topical pet dermatology for the health of their skin and coat. “Topical” means we work on the outside of the skin—not from the inside, the way veterinarians sometimes do. We don’t do the extensive scientific research that veterinarians do in their lengthy academic careers, but we do have our hands on their skin and coat a lot more than most veterinarians do.

The grooming educator who first enthralled me with the science of canine skin and coat was Michelle Knowles, ICMG. When asked what motivated her to become one of the leading skin and coat experts in our industry, she shared this: “Getting a proper diagnosis, for me, will always be the goal before any therapeutics are performed. One of the most frustrating conditions that veterinarians see is ‘allergies’ or ‘itchy skin.’ While veterinarians have excellent diagnostics, pet stylists and aestheticians have the knowledge it takes to support the skin topically.

“In today’s world, it can take weeks to be seen by your veterinary partner, even if they know you and your dog,” Michelle continues. “I fully support and promote improving pet groomer/veterinarian relationships to alleviate the burden of compliance cases. Education is always the best way to pave the way for future understanding. There is so much these pet care branches can share. Strengthening the bond between vets and pet groomer/estheticians can vastly improve compliance, and weekly or monthly check-ins with the esthetician will keep everyone in the loop during the length of the treatment period.”


In an article entitled “Principles of Topical Therapy in Animals” that was published in The Merck Manuals, a well-known gold standard in medical text references worldwide, it states: “Medicated shampoo products are not ‘grooming shampoos.’ The hair coat should be thoroughly combed to remove loose hairs and undercoat. This is often best done by a professional groomer. Good grooming practices facilitate topical therapy and can significantly help shorten the course of disease.”2

To see a major medical manual writing into its procedural instructions that it is “best done by professional groomers” is a powerful landmark in pet grooming history. It truly is an exciting time to be a groomer with an expertise in skin and coat.

Grooming is not the easiest job in the world, so the genuine love that I see in groomers seeking this education is palpable. They sacrifice their time and money because they want to learn more about skin and coat and the correct grooming of the diverse coat types of the wide variety of dogs out there. As they learn more, I have seen the depth of their emotion and commitment to their craft. People have shed tears and ended our seminar days together with bonding hugs as we rediscover together how exciting it is to learn about why dogs have the skin issues and the coat types they do, and how we as groomers can really make a difference in their lives.


  1. Y, Joyce. Dao, H. (2023, May). Physiology, Integument. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Moriello, K. (2020, Jan). Principles of Topical Therapy in Animals. Merck Veterinary Manual.
Mary’s Musings

by Mary Oquendo


hat comes to mind when you think of retreats? Is it a vision of walking barefoot across hot coals, or maybe doing yoga on the beach at some exotic location with a Mai Tai in one hand?

While a retreat can burn the bottoms of your feet to prove you’re a team player, it can also be a powerful and fun learning experience. Retreats within the grooming industry are popping up everywhere. So whether you’re planning to host your own or treat your staff to an educational getaway, it is not as intimidating as you would think, and you can get started by answering these simple questions:


Who is this retreat for?

A retreat can be anything, but it can’t be everything to everyone. Who are you tailoring the experience to? Women only, people under 30, people over 50, singles, established professionals, those new to the industry, professionals with the same specialty or interests? The more specific you get, the better you can tailor the experience.

Do you want a larger attendance or something more intimate? That alone will impact your pricing. The smaller your demographic, the less you will have to pay for marketing. Marketing is an expense of the retreat and your pricing has to include the cost of doing business, plus your time.


What is the purpose of this retreat?

Will attendees learn a specific skillset to improve their business or will the focus be on relaxation and mental health? Is it lighthearted and fun or more of a get-it-done and profound retreat? Decide ahead of time. If attendees expect fun with some education, they will be disappointed if the retreat is all work and no play. The flip side is equally important. Those expecting a working retreat will be annoyed if it’s more like a college frat party the week of finals.

What will you provide to attendees as part of the retreat? All of this needs to be added to the cost to you for the retreat. Will you bring on other instructors, and how will they be compensated?


Where will this retreat be held?

Will you be traveling to a location that needs set up sight-unseen? You will have to factor the travel cost into the retreat’s price. Is it convenient for attendees to get to, or will they have to rent cars or arrange for travel from the airport? Is it being held at a hotel with a conference center, or will attendees need to find their own lodging or rent an Airbnb? Both have pros and cons. There are also retreat centers that make it easy for you to set up all the little details needed. Your location will be one of the more significant expenses.

When will this retreat take place?

What is the local weather for the chosen dates? What possible weather problems, such as snow, heat or hurricanes, could impact your retreat? Will you schedule while the kids are in school or on vacation? Kids on vacation will increase the price of travel and accommodations. I prefer to travel when kids are in school, but people with kids might find it more challenging.

How far in advance do you have to book for your chosen location? They will want a deposit. Will the deposit come from you, or will you try to get a couple of attendees to commit financially at a better price before you offer it to the public?


Why should anyone attend your retreat?

Be clear in what you’re offering in all details—food, accommodations and the focus/goal of the retreat. If you market as a hands-on skill experience but don’t provide what’s necessary, some attendees will be angry unless you specify they need to bring supplies. Or, if you promise chef-prepared meals but provide fast food takeout, attendees will be angry. Set the expectations for your attendees. The more precise you are will help you to market to the right people. The right people coming to your retreat are the difference between happy and unhappy attendees. Remember that a retreat can be anything, but it can’t be everything to everyone.

What could have been done differently?

All attendees, as well as any supporting staff, should be given an evaluation form. Know what went well and where you could have done better. Problems will occur—that’s a given. Learn from your mistakes to provide a better experience the next time you set up or attend a retreat.

While I’m sure some large companies are still making their employees walk over hot coals, doing their best to bolster the burn cream industry, today’s retreats can be an incredible and fun way to create an impact in our industry and offer a unique learning experience.

Derm Connection
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by Dr. Cliff Faver
We are currently living in a unique business environment that most of us have not had to navigate before. We are fighting inflation, a shortage of staff and all sorts of post-COVID anomalies. Now, more than ever, you must be diligent to keep your business healthy so you don’t get caught up in some of these fatal changes.

Many businesses did not weather the COVID shutdown; others decided it wasn’t worth fighting for and retired. In turn, we find ourselves with fewer grooming salons, which sounds like a wonderful situation for those businesses that survived, right? However, COVID-19 created a whole other host of issues.

Many people adopted pets during this time because they were at home and either needed companionship or figured it was a great time to add a pet. Many pet owners also decided that this might be a good opportunity to learn how to groom their own pets since they had the time. In addition to that, many employees made life changes that they would not work as hard or be as dedicated to work as they had been in the past. To top it off, we have inflation continuing to plague our costs of running a business. And because of this, many employers are having to go back to work or adding hours to raise enough money to pay their employees. All of this leads me to the concern that we may see another wave of businesses closing their doors for good.

chart showing consumer price index (cpi) since covid shutdown (2020)
Now, all these things are not meant to scare you but to motivate you to be proactive! Of all times in the life of our businesses, this is the time to step up and take charge of your destiny. Uncertain business environments require a strategy for success, so let’s explore some of the critical areas to think about.
number 1
Maintain a healthy fee structure.
Raising our fees is probably one of the most painful things we business owners deal with because we know we will get pushback or complaints when we make the change. The reality is, if we are going to be in business, we have to raise our prices, because each year we don’t, we have less buying power ourselves. If you do not have a good benchmark to work with, I recommend looking at the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Essentially, the CPI measures how far your dollar goes as a consumer. In the last 10 years, the average CPI has been 2.65% per year, which means your dollar is worth 2.65% less than the previous year. If you raise your prices every year consistently with the CPI, your money/income stays the same.

This tells us that if you haven’t raised your prices by 17% (total) in the last three years, you are going backwards. In other words, if you charged $65 in 2020, you should be charging at least $76 to break even. And if you want to give yourself a cost-of-living raise, you need to double the CPI, meaning that $65 groom would be $87. I know that many (if not most) would say, “My clients would never pay that!” So let me reverse that and say, if you are not making those changes, then you may not be around to help those clients in the future because you just took a 17% pay cut in the last three years.

The key takeaway is to understand that the things that set us apart from the competition are not necessarily easy or without some conflict, or everyone would be doing it. It is essential to look at different ways to enhance what we do to stay competitive in this uncertain environment.
How long can you survive that kind of pay cut? If you are a salon owner, your cost of doing business just went up, but I doubt that you cut your staff wages. So that means you took the total hit of the loss of income.

From having sold my veterinarian practice to a corporation, I will tell you that one of the first changes they make is to right-size your fees. They understand the process, which is where many corporations make their money. They take veterinary practices or grooming salons that are undercharging (and still making a profit) and fix their fee schedule, adding a nice increased profit margin from the start after they buy you out.

number 2
Create a great working culture.
Make your salon a place where employees want to come to work. How do we do that? First, start with quality people. One bad apple in the bushel can spoil the whole bunch. If you have a bad employee, either fix the situation or fire them. Bad clients and bad employees are the quickest way to kill a business environment.

Often, we fret over this decision; we don’t like the conflict and are afraid we can’t find a replacement. But if we aren’t proactive, what usually ends up happening is we lose our good employees because they feel undervalued when the problem is allowed to make their life miserable and it is not addressed.

number 3
Challenge your staff to be better.
The best staff are the ones who are constantly learning and bettering themselves. Boredom/burnout is natural when we have a semi-repetitive career. The best way to solve that is to provide an opportunity to learn something new. Taking staff to trade shows or funding educational opportunities can be your best investment in the future of your business.
number 4
Educate your clientele.
Clients like to have knowledge, especially when it comes to the well-being of their pets. So the more we educate them, the more they feel like they are part of the team and the more loyal they will be to your business.

These are just a couple of ways we can strategically work on creating a healthier business. The key takeaway is to understand that the things that set us apart from the competition are not necessarily easy or without some conflict, or everyone would be doing it. It is essential to look at different ways to enhance what we do to stay competitive in this uncertain environment.

Don’t be afraid to seek out help in this process. Owning and running a business is a skillset in itself, and it never hurts to get advice from or hire someone more knowledgeable to teach us. Hopefully these economic uncertainties normalize soon, but in the meantime, remember to be creative and strategic as we muddle our way through it.

Dr. Cliff Faver graduated with a BS in Biology/BA in Chemistry before getting a Veterinary degree in 1987. He is the past owner of Animal Health Services in Cave Creek, Arizona and now the US distributor for Iv San Bernard products, teaches the ISB Pet Aesthetician Certification program, and speaks internationally on hair and skin. His passion is to merge groomers and veterinarians to aid in helping and healing pets. He is also a member of AVMA, AAHA, AZVMA, Board member with Burbank Kennel Club, and has served on Novartis Lead Committee, Hill’s International Global Veterinary Board, and a Veterinary Management Group.

Better Cat Grooming
Is it time to downsize
your cat grooming salon?

by Lynn Paolillo

With expenses rising and it being tougher to find employees, many grooming business owners are ditching their big, bustling salons and opting for smaller, cozy home-based setups—which is the ideal arrangement for a cat-only grooming space.

Cat owners are increasingly seeking out specialized grooming services in a calm environment without the loud, busy chaos of some traditional multi-species grooming businesses. This shift in consumer behavior has given rise to small, personalized grooming setups, and home-based salons are a great way to combine this low-stress environment with minimized expenses.

Advantages for Cats and Owners
One of the primary reasons for cat owners to choose this style of grooming business is the reduction of stress. The quiet, controlled atmosphere of a home-based salon can significantly reduce a cat’s anxiety during the grooming process by eliminating multiple clients coming and going during their appointment, as well as loud noises, smells and distractions from other pets being groomed.

The advantages of home-based cat grooming salons extend beyond stress reduction. They offer a one-on-one grooming experience that is tailored to the specific needs and preferences of each appointment. For cats, this individualized approach means that the groomer can take the time to understand their unique behaviors and preferences. This leads to a more comfortable grooming experience, which is especially crucial for cats with special needs or behavioral challenges.

With a small, intimate grooming space, cat owners can also feel more at ease. This is in stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of a large salon in which some owners feel more like a number or that their concerns aren’t being addressed.

Setting up a home-based salon

For those considering starting their own home-based cat grooming business, there are several key factors to consider. First, and most importantly of all, is to find out whether a home-based grooming salon is permitted in your location. This depends on the specific municipality in which your home is located in. To find this information, you’ll need to locate the regulations that affect your property. To do this:

  • Use your area’s Zoning Map to locate your house and what zone it is in.
  • Find the corresponding zone in your area’s Ordinances (these are the local laws).
  • Look for Permitted Uses, which should list what the property can be used for, what will require a conditional use permit, etc.
  • Search the ordinances for the term Home Occupation, which describes home-based businesses, to see what restrictions are placed on them.

Much of this information is available online through the municipality’s website or by visiting their municipal building. The office you’ll want to look for is usually called “Land Use,” “Planning” and/or “Zoning.” Rarely are grooming businesses listed outright, so you’ll most likely need to chat with this office in order to determine if you’re able to operate in your home, if you need a specific permit or application, and what rules you have to abide by.

For example, my home-based business required a Use Variance, which was a separate application needing a survey and a hearing in front of a local board. There are also restrictions regarding the size and placement of any signage, the days and hours we can operate, how many clients I can have coming and going at the same time, etc. Most of the restrictions are to make sure that my neighbors’ “quiet enjoyment” of their property is not impeded.

Once you have determined you are able to operate in your home, you would then proceed with setting up a new business like usual—registering your business name, tax entity, business insurance and whether you need to collect sales tax. It’s crucial to research and comply with all relevant laws and regulations in your area to operate your salon legally and professionally.

Challenges and Solutions
While home-based cat grooming salons offer numerous advantages, they are not without their challenges. One common challenge is maintaining and growing a steady flow of clients, as many home-based businesses are not on major roadways and may not be allowed large signs for promotion. It may take time to build a loyal customer base, but with a small, specialized business, the number of clients needed is significantly lower than a large salon with multiple groomers.

A common concern for operating out of your home is clients intruding at all times of day since they know that you live there. However, this can be mitigated by establishing clear hours of operation, means of communication and, above all, boundaries with your clients. I personally do not advertise the fact that my business is out of my home on my website or social media. This helps to set expectations with my clients that we are a legitimate, professional business.

Part of onboarding a new client is providing information that includes how they can get in touch to make an appointment, where they can park, any relevant policies related to when pets need to be picked up, late arrivals and cancellations, and how long a typical appointment will take. Providing this information up front is good practice for all businesses, but a home-based salon particularly relies on clients respecting our property and time restrictions.

Space and setup in your home may also present some challenges when wanting to start an in-home business. Ideally a dedicated room or area with a separate entrance would be best. However, many convert a small bedroom, utility room or part of their basement. For some areas, a small shed or accessory building may be used.

The rise of home-based cat grooming salons is a trend that benefits cats, their owners and groomers, too. Without having a separate commercial location and its associated expenses, a home-based business can be much more profitable for the individual groomer. With a smaller, more self-contained business comes less stress during grooming, but also less stress for the groomer without having a large space, higher costs and employees to worry about. Will you be part of this cat grooming evolution?

Marvelous Makeover
Transform Your Business with Better Branding & Web Design
Abstract illustration of people restyling a website on a giant laptop

by Vivi Diaz de Leon

Your logo and website are like dogs you groom—they say A LOT about you. But are they saying the best about the business you’ve worked so hard to build?

As pet professionals and business owners, it’s valuable for us to understand how trends beyond the grooming industry impact how people evaluate and engage with businesses. Across all industries, businesses are increasingly fine-tuning their tech-savviness and branding, which is why it’s critical that pet professionals keep up with these trends if they want to uphold a professional image in today’s business landscape.

With the post-pandemic economic shifts, many groomers need to raise their prices and/or change their business models to have a business that’s profitable and sustainable. But there’s a problem all too familiar amongst us…clients who want luxury services for dollar-store prices. The root of this problem comes from the fact that people are not recognizing the value of your services and profession. This is partially influenced by the first impressions they form about your business, often derived from your branding and website (or absence thereof).

Remember how I told you the world outside our industry is influencing how people perceive businesses? This is exactly where this is coming from…

I know judging a book by its cover (or in this instance, a business by its branding and website) is pretty lousy, but when it comes to marketing, visuals are everything. In a world full of endless options, branding and web design play a key role in connecting with us to earn our trust and business. While it may not be explicitly stated, don’t we all tend to remember, trust and respect businesses that exude a polished image?

I’m telling you this because I want you to see your branding and website as powerful tools that can elevate your business, attract the right clients, and improve your first impression as a pet professional and as a business owner. Our industry already faces an uphill battle trying to elevate the reputation of grooming as a legitimate and respectable profession. The last thing we need are factors that aren’t doing you any favors. So what’s an already busy pet groomer to do?

In the same way there are specific techniques to groom a dog well, there are techniques for crafting an eye-catching brand and website that will work wonders for your business. Let’s start with defining two key terms people often mix up…

 In a world full of endless options, branding and web  design play a key role in connecting with us to earn our trust and business.
Your logo is a symbol you use to represent your business. It’s a very important part of your business, but it’s not everything. And your brand is the unique identity and story of your business. Your brand’s job is to bring your business’s unique personality to life in a way that stands out and connects with people.

In addition to your logo, your brand consists of:

  1. A color palette
  2. Fonts
  3. A distinct “look” or “vibe”
  4. A mood board and images that match the vibe
  5. A brand “voice” or tone (professional, casual, etc.)

Your logo is like a collar. Your brand is the dog wearing it. Without a brand, a business is like a collar with no beloved dog to wear it. It’s missing the most important part!

The best way to understand this is with an example. Let’s say Holly has a mobile pet salon. Her business is named “Holly’s Pet Salon” and she describes her business’s personality as chic, glamorous, playful and stylish (with lots of pink). She is a Certified Pet Esthetician and wants clients to recognize the value of her all-inclusive membership packages that feature exceptional routine care with fabulous styles. She wants people to know that “their pooch will be treated like a star and walk out ready to strut down any runway with sass, class, and style.”

Notice how vivid the description is? This is how specific I want you to be when describing the vibe of your business, how you do things and how you want people to feel when they bring their beloved pets to you.

Of course Holly could just say her motto and call it a day, but what if she used branding to visually show it? Let’s look at Holly’s old logo and banner and see how rebranding makes her stand out so much more (Fig. 1). Imagine these were on her van at a busy stoplight. Which one would be more likely to catch your attention? I think we both can agree on the one on the right.

Rebranded salon logo and banner comparision
Rebranded salon logo and banner comparision
Now, here’s something you might be thinking: What about the cute poodle and sparkles Holly had in her original logo? When you only have a logo and no brand, you try to “fit” everything into the logo. This can make the logo too busy and hard for people to remember. Holly’s old logo is a good example of that. Remember, your logo’s job is to be simple and recognizable.

The beauty of having a brand is that your logo can then invite people into the full story of your business. Holly’s poodle and cute sparkles didn’t go away; rather they became a part of something much bigger and show up throughout the entire brand. If Holly did want to keep the poodle, she could turn it into a secondary logo that can be used as a cute sticker, a watermark/sub-mark or whatever else she comes up with (Fig. 2).

Figure 2 - Logo sticker mockups and social media post example
Apart from helping her stand out, her branding significantly increases the likelihood of creating a positive and professional first impression on her clients. People naturally associate better quality and trustworthiness with businesses that appear well-established and sophisticated by today’s standards. This can increase the perceived value of Holly’s services even though her services were the same top-notch quality before the branding update. Let’s take this one step further and see how branding transforms her website and, in turn, your perception about her business (Fig. 3).
Rebranded webpages comparision
Rebranded salon logo and banner comparision
Even though this is a made-up brand, I bet if you randomly saw it on a billboard one day, you’d definitely recognize it and likely have a great impression about it. This is the magic of branding.

In the way you know how to bring out the best in a dog’s unique coat, great branding and web design can highlight the strengths of your business to create a professional and “pawsonality”-packed image. This is revolutionary when it comes to establishing your presence as a dedicated professional and business owner. So let’s get those creative wheels turning and see what fabulous first impressions you’ll make this year!

Vivi Diaz de Leon is a web designer and founder of Fido Designs, a branding and web design studio dedicated to helping pet professionals elevate their businesses. She and her team create one-of-a-kind brand kits and easy-to-customize website templates that make it fun and easy to get a professional look for your biz in no time. Vivi is continuously researching the latest trends in design and technology to help busy pet professionals keep up and thrive. You can read more of her helpful tips and shop at

Elevate Your Grooming
Vector minimalist illustration of a person's hands touching a cat's cheeks as the cat is relaxed and happy with the cat's head resembling a person's head plus the cat is wearing a pink spa robe alongside typographic title Scottish Folds' Spa Day
by Blake Hernandez

 ome trends never die. Sure, things like glitter balls come and go, but trends that make sense can become classics, like the little black dress. For me, a trend that came in like a hurricane was Asian Fusion grooming. But with some tweaking and mindfulness for maintenance, I believe Tidy Fusion or Tidy with a cute face is a trend that’s here to stay.

A hand using clippers on the back of a white dog

FIG 1) Using the length of hair on the dog’s elbow as reference, begin clipping your back and trunk coat in line with that. Here I used a ⅝” guard comb.

Closeup of hand using clippers to trim a white dog's rear

FIG 2) From beneath the point of rump, use a ⅜” guard to show off the dog’s bend of stifle.

A closeup of a hand using clippers to trim the fur off a white dog's upper arm
FIG 3) The upper arm of the dog should also be exposed by using a ½” guard to prominently show this angle.
A closeup of clippers trimming fur off a white dog's thigh
FIG 4) Then use a ¾” guard on your thigh muscle group and skim down to the table in an “A” frame.
A hand using clippers to trim the fur on the upper arm of a white dog
FIG 5) Repeat this in the front with your shoulder muscle group, but instead it should be perpendicular to the ground; not an “A” frame.
A hand using clippers to trim the fur on a white dog's chest
FIG 6) Use a ¾” guard comb to clip down the hair on the point of chest to achieve a proud, upright chest.
A hand trimming the stomach of a white dog with clippers
FIG 7) From the tuck-up into the deepest part of the brisket, use a ½” guard comb.
A hand using scissors to shape the fur on a white dog's hind leg
FIG 8) Now use a straight scissor to sculpt a straight line into an “A” frame on the inside of the legs.
Closeup of white dig's hind leg being trimmed with scissors
FIG 9) Then repeat this on the outside, always pointing your scissors up.
A closeup of chunker scissors trimming fur off the neck of a white dog
FIG 10) Use a chunker to trim anything bulging over from your neck.
Clippers trimming the on a white dog's face
FIG 11) Tight cheeks with a blade like a #7F are preferable for me here, but you could use up to a #4F.
Scissors thinning the fur around a white dog's eye
FIG 12) Use a curved thinner reversed to trim the outside corner of the eye super tight and seamless.
Scissors shaping the fur around a white dog's face
FIG 13) In order to achieve a perky cheek and smiley expression, use a small curved scissor and follow the lip line behind the eye corner.
Scissors making the fur around a white dog's mouth round
FIG 14) Comb everything up and trim to complete your donut muzzle and make sure the eyes pop.
A closeup of a hand showing the fur on the top of a white dog's head
FIG 15) To finish, style the topknot your own way. Here I went for a “poodley” pattern.
There you have it, a trendy but timeless Tidy Fusion trim. You could even follow these instructions for curly, wavy or drop coats and achieve an easy-to-maintain and expressive pet style.
Yes, Dear…
Thumper title
black bunny on green grass with red beret on in front of eiffel tower
by Anjie Coates
Photo by Anjie Coates
  • Thumper the Lionhead, a regular rabbit client of mine, came in for a scissor trim.
  • Scissors
    “Hold still for a second, buddy. I don’t want to trim any whiskers,” I tell him as I bend over the table so I can trim his face.
  • Dog
    Thumper: Holds very still and looks directly into my eyes watching me, then asks, “Done?”
  • Scissors
    “Yeah, with the right side, honey, but I still need to do the left,” I say.
  • Dog
    Thumper: “Need pets.”
  • Scissors
    “OK,” I reply and pet his head and ears with my hand.
  • Dog
    Thumper: “No, want good grooming pets! Mom said I get groomed, so you groom me!” as he bumps his head into my chin.
  • Scissors
    “I am grooming you, buddy. You’re about 75% done with your haircut here,” I tell him.
  • Dog
    Thumper: “Not that grooming, good grooming!” as he bumps his head into my chin again.
  • Scissors
    It then dawns on me that he wants me to actually groom him like a rabbit would.
  • Scissors
    “Umm…OK,” I mumble as I rub my chin and cheek over his head a few times.
  • Dog
    Thumper: “Yeah, that’s more like it,” as he puffs out his chest and leans on me a bit.
  • Scissors
    “OK,” I say with a chuckle.
  • Scissors
    “Well, I need to do the left side now, buddy, so I have to switch sides,” I tell him as I shift his body weight back to level.
  • Dog
    Thumper: “I was comfy,” as he throws me a grouchy look.
  • Scissors
    I rub my chin and cheek over his head again a few times, and ask, “Better?”
  • Dog
    Thumper: “Mmmhmm,” as he leans against me again now that I’m on his other side.
  • Scissors
    I then begin to trim up the left side of his face.
  • Dog
    Thumper: “Groom me!”
  • Scissors
    “One sec, buddy. I just have to get this bit of fuzz above your whiskers,” I tell him.
  • Dog
    Thumper: “Ahem,” as he bumps into my face.
  • Scissors
    “OK, right, grooming. Got it,” and I rub my chin and cheek over his head again.
  • Dog
    Thumper: “You learn quick for a human.”
  • Scissors
    “Thanks, I try to pay attention,” I reply with a chuckle.
  • Dog
    Thumper: “Not bad. Haircut is pretty good, too. So I hear I’m going to get my picture taken now?”
  • Scissors
    “Yup, it’s the Paris theme. I have a green beret that’ll look great on you,” I say.
  • Dog
    Thumper: “Ehh don’t like green. Got any in red?”
  • Scissors
    To which I reply,
    Yes, dear
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