Message for Groomers

Guidance on Low-Distraction Grooming Techniques

Betty offers insight into her unique grooming and handling techniques on her website and online communities. These methods may seem unconventional or even daunting to professional groomers accustomed to busy environments, combined with lots of restraint to get a less wiggly dog.

It's important to note that Betty's techniques are intended for use in serene, low-distraction settings, ideally with dogs that are well-exercised and have some familiarity with grooming procedures. The successful outcomes witnessed are the result of cooperative efforts involving the dog, its owner, and the groomer.

These techniques are particularly suitable for groomers who operate in more intimate settings, such as from their homes, other brick-and-mortar locations with one dog per room, or as mobile or in-home service providers, where maintaining a calm environment is more feasible.

Betty's approach is not tailored for high-traffic grooming salons that typically feature multiple grooming stations in a shared space bustling with numerous people and dogs.

Innovative Techniques in Dog Grooming

Betty's method marks a significant departure from the standard practices predominant in corporate grooming. Betty's doodle-led grooming technique requires a foundation of training and physical activity before the grooming session.

This approach is enhanced by creating a distraction-free grooming environment, supplemented with positive reinforcements like bonding activities, treats, toys, amusing sounds, gentle massages, breaks, and more. These elements help forge a bond, focus the dog's attention, and guide its behavior, leading to a trust-filled, supportive relationship between the canine and the caregiver.  In such a tranquil setting, communication becomes effortless, akin to a whisper being enough for both dogs and groomers to understand each other.

This deliberate sequence of modifications eliminates the need for conventional restraints like grooming loops, muzzles, and physical holds, fostering a more peaceful and cooperative grooming experience.

Rediscover Your Independence in Grooming!

An increasing number of groomers are embracing the tranquil approach described earlier, experiencing its transformative impact, not only for the dogs they care for but for themselves as well. More and more groomers are subsequently opting to work from home or create a solo groomer dog spa, all based on these principles.

Groomers who choose to operate independently relish the ability to set their own pace. They often find themselves attending to fewer dogs daily compared to the quotas in corporate settings, yet they enjoy a more lucrative income for providing more customized care.

This path offers them complete autonomy, free from binding contracts, and allows them to work in an environment that nurtures their serenity and patience.

These groomers have the luxury of time to effectively modify behaviors in their canine clients, leading to a grooming experience that is more comfortable for both parties and less physically taxing, while ensuring they are fairly compensated for their time and skill.

Starting their own business becomes surprisingly affordable, as there is no need to invest in cages immediately after grooming school, which is the biggest investment in starting the corporate way.

Dogs are intuitive creatures, mirroring the emotions of their caregivers. By adopting a one-dog-at-a-time approach, groomers can foster a relaxed atmosphere, which in turn, promotes a calm and stress-free response from the dogs. Let's champion a grooming environment that emphasizes relaxation and individual attention!

Ignite Your Grooming Career

Newly certified groomers can easily attract clients by adopting this method, thanks to a growing number of dog owners seeking such high-quality care for their pets.

By stepping away from the high-pressure corporate grooming scene and embracing solo practice, groomers can make their work more enjoyable and less taxing. This approach is also ideal for seasoned groomers seeking a more peaceful and satisfying work environment, away from the hustle of busy salons.

Choosing this path also means groomers are prioritizing their well-being, encompassing physical and mental health, and financial security. It offers the opportunity to start their own business and enjoy the autonomy of being their own boss.

Working with cooperative dogs not only makes the job easier but also enhances the joy and satisfaction of everyone involved in the grooming process.

Benefit from Betty's Expertise

Whether you're a novice or an experienced groomer yearning for a tranquil and peaceful grooming environment for both yourself and your furry clientele, and find yourself uncertain about how to transition away from the corporate grooming world or wish to avoid it altogether, Betty is here to help. She's eager to guide you on your journey.

Seize control of your happiness, financial well-being, and physical health. Reach out to Betty for the guidance and solutions you need to thrive in your grooming career! Or read her book about how she started and scaled her business.

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