A pair of dog groomers with some dogs.

What Are The Signs Of A Good Groomer?

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Sometimes our pets need extra care to keep them in tip-top condition! A grooming service can be a great way to help make sure your pet is always feeling its best. But how do you know if your groomer is a good one? In other words, what are the signs of a good groomer?

A good groomer will cut your dog’s fur with a high level of skill and, at the same time, cause as little stress to your animal as possible. Also, if your pet enjoys going to a groomer, that’s also a good sign. Reviews, cleanliness, and a relationship with your pet are other signs of a good groomer as well.

What Is A Dog Groomer?

Dog groomers help keep your pet in good condition by taking care of their fur. This usually involves washing, brushing, trimming, or clipping.

After the end of the session, your dog will be clean and look smart! Dog groomers can style your pet’s fur according to their general comfort and or hygiene (for example, trimming long hair around the eyes and ears) or in a specific way for aesthetics.

Proper communication and trust between pet parents, groomers, and pets helps make sure that good service is provided.

What Are The Signs Of A Good Groomer?

Two dog groomers grooming a pair of dogs.
These are some good groomers.

Whether you’re thinking of using a dog groomer for the first time or questioning whether your current dog groomer offers a quality service, the following points could help you find a good dog groomer.


Good pet groomers will have experience with products such as clippers, shampoos, and brushes and use only the highest quality ones. This will help them to work with your pet’s fur efficiently and carefully. 


Keeping their salon clean and tidy isn’t just important for aesthetics. With many dogs being groomed in the same area each day, the risk of diseases being transmitted between them can be high.

Infectious diseases can be spread via a groomer’s equipment, such as clippers or towels. Good groomers will be aware of these risks and act accordingly to minimize them.

Good dog groomers will wash their hands in between pets and disinfect their working space and tools thoroughly.


Usually, dog groomers undertake training and exams before becoming registered with the relevant associations.

Information about your dog groomer’s qualifications can usually be found on their website.


If you want to find out whether a groomer is a good one, look for recommendations and testimonies from their clients. Sometimes you can find these on social media or on their website.

Try asking other pet parents which dog groomers they use and why.

Relationship With Pet Parents

Having a good relationship with your dog groomer is important in a few different ways. A dog groomer who takes the time to understand your pet’s needs and listens to your ideas is a sign of quality service.

Having a positive relationship with your dog groomer will also help your pet to be more relaxed during the grooming procedure.


A good service might not be the cheapest on offer. However, an expensive service doesn’t always mean it’s the best either.

Before you take your dog to the groomer, take time to think about your budget and how often you want to take your dog. You can also try looking for price lists and comparing them.

Finding A Good Dog Groomer

A good place to start looking for a dog groomer is online. If you can, also try asking other pet parents for their recommendations.

Additionally, you can also ask your veterinarian for guidance regarding pet grooming.

Conclusion: Signs Of A Good Groomer

A good groomer will provide a service that keeps both you and your pet happy. Signs of a good service are the groomer’s experience, qualifications, cleanliness, products, reviews, and price.

Have you ever had an interesting experience with a groomer? Let us know in the comments below!

Charlotte Stiles
Charlotte Stiles
Charlotte is a final-year veterinary medicine student at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She has been a volunteer at her university's clinic for 4 years, and completed internships in Spain, Belgium, and Austria. She is also an editor of her university's scientific journal, and dog mum to 13-year-old Chiki, who she rescued from a shelter.