Mobile dog grooming can be done any place. Most people own a car, or at least have access to one, and if they don’t they can groom their dogs anywhere. The services provided by mobile dog grooming can range from very simple and inexpensive to very elaborate and pricey.
Dog grooming is a very broad term which covers all facets of pet care and maintenance. The services often offered in mobile dog grooming businesses will range anywhere from brushing of the dogs’ teeth to massage and trimming. Some mobile dog grooming businesses will even provide hair cuts, which is another good way to get around the problem of not having the right equipment for grooming your pet. Most dogs are fine getting a quick shampoo bath just as necessary, unless they’re rolling around in mud puddles or getting cowpies stuck in their hair.
One service that might be offered in a mobile dog grooming business is nail clipping. Dogs love to play in the mud and often get cut and nicked their nails on rough and bumpy surfaces. A mobile grooming business would likely offer this service, as it’s one of the easiest and least expensive things a pet owner can do to improve the health of his or her dog. A clipper can also help remove mites and infection from around the eyes and ears of the pets.
Pet grooming can be more involved than simply clipping the dogs’ nails, although it’s very helpful in that regard. Many people who own larger dogs find it difficult to groom them because of their awkward size. An important consideration when starting a mobile dog grooming business is overhead costs. Just like anything else, there are overhead costs. You must obtain insurance to protect your business against liability claims.
Insurance can be obtained by securing a liability policy from your local insurance agency. Many pet parents will also consider having a bonding agent, like a mechanic or a professional hair stylist, provide care for their pets during the grooming sessions. The bonding agent can make the grooming sessions last longer and increase the owners’ satisfaction of their pets’ well being. This can help decrease the pet parents’ veterinarian costs.
There are other costs to consider as well. Like any other business, you will need to rent space to groom and store your animals. In many areas, there are strict rules governing where establishments can place their animals. Some areas even have laws that require pet grooming establishments to remain on the premises. If you aren’t able to stay on the premises, your establishment may be required to pay additional fees to the city or town.
When opening a mobile pet grooming salon, it is important to keep in mind that your business will also compete with other salons in the same area. In order to draw clients, you will want to offer services that are more than the typical dog shampoo and haircut. Mobile pet groomers should consider offering dog nail clipping, ear cleaning, and a teeth brushing session. You can also offer pet brushing, cat nail clipping, and even teeth cleaning at a reasonable rate. Many people think of pricey spas and day spas when thinking of a mobile dog grooming salon, but in fact, the services provided by most mobile grooming salons are more affordable than most conventional day spas.
It is crucial to offer an excellent service. You want your customers to have a pleasant experience. Although grooming large dogs can sometimes be stressful work, the benefits are well worth it. Clients will often come back to receive additional services or will recommend your mobile service to others. If your business offers quality grooming at an affordable price, you will soon become known as a top choice for larger dogs and will retain your current client base.