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Pets- what to expect?

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Want to know what to expect on your first visit? I know I would! I will arrive at your home or office ready to work with your pet. If I’m running late due to traffic or other reasons, rest assured, I will contact you to let you know what’s up.

First, it wouldn’t be a bad idea if you let your dog out to potty before he or she knows what’s up. It’s best to keep your normal every day routine before introducing a stranger. Also, wait to get your dog’s leash until we are ready to go outside to the trailer.

If your cat will be getting groomed, it’s best to make sure you schedule the groom right after your kitty is known to visit the litter box. You don’t have to be exact with the timing.

Just keep in mind your kitty will be much more comfortable during the groom without having to cross his or her legs! Once the potty issue is out of the way, you may want to put him or her into the carrier. Cats can sense anything that seems “off.”

If you are unable to locate Kitty after I have arrived, you will still be charged for my time, so, it is in your best interest to have the cat confined where he or she is easily accessible.

For obvious reasons, I will not attempt to remove your cat from your home unless he or she is in some kind of carrier. If you don’t have one handy, believe it or not, a pillow case makes a great substitute. Yes, your cat CAN breathe in the pillow case. Also, remember, since I’m only a few steps from your front door, it won’t be a long trip.

Before I do any sort of grooming, I will ask you to read and sign my Policy Agreement. This gets us both on the same page, so to speak. I will also ask you to mention any “issues” your pet has had while being groomed anywhere else. This allows me to know what to expect if I happen to trigger anything that may scare or surprise your pet. My goal is to work through these issues so grooming will be a relaxing experience rather than a frightening one. Remember, my goal is to diffuse the drama!

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Can I Go With You?…Please?!

I know that leaving your pet in the arms of a stranger can be scary. But, having a desperate attitude in front of your pet will do more damage than good. If you’ve ever had to drop your child off at preschool, you know the drill. You must keep calm and goodbyes short. Well, it’s the same thing with an apprehensive pet. At this point, you must pretend, pretend, pretend! For you, fear is not an option. Your pet will be able to sense your nervousness, and just like that preschooler, will try every trick in the book to get you to stay!

The more you act like it’s no big deal, the better.

Most of the time, I would prefer that getting into the mobile will be your pet’s idea. With gentle coaxing from me, the majority of dogs jump right in. Some have an issue with the steps. At this point, letting me take over getting your pet into the rig is best.