Do I need a professional groomer to care for my dog?
While many people like having a professional groom their dog, it’s possible to groom your dog at home. Grooming your dog at home likely involves bathing your dog, brushing your dog, trimming your dog’s hair if it is long or medium length, trimming your dog’s nails and brushing your dog’s teeth. Many people find it easy, and maybe even enjoyable, to groom their pets on their own. Others prefer to have a professional groomer groom their pets.
A professional groomer will bathe and dry your dog, brush and trim your dog. Most people that take their dog to the groomers do so because their dogs need haircuts that they don’t feel comfortable doing at home. Groomers have professional scissors and clippers that can make a haircut look neat and uniform. If you are not experienced trimming a dog’s hair, it could be time consuming and the result may not look the way you desire.
Another reason that many people take their dog to the groomer is because most dogs do not like having their nails trimmer or their teeth brushed. Some dog owners feel more comfortable having a professional trim their dog’s nails and brush their dog’s teeth. The choice of whether or not to have a professional groomer groom your dog is really up to personal preference.