Grooming is a beautiful experience that connects us with Mother Nature. Our minds and bodies are working as one to help lighten the burden of another. Grooming is a labor of love, it is love in action.
“The impact that grooming has on a dog’s life is huge. The important thing to keep in mind is that we seldom ever see the positive or negative impact the groom had on the dog until later on down the road. The canine skin and coat is a living system. It is like a rainforest with its own natural flora. When we go in there and interfere or disrupt the natural environment, we should know what we are doing and how it will affect the skin. Dogs, like horses, should not be washed too often because it damages their skin. When we add chemicals and ingredients we know nothing about onto their skin, we are gambling with our dog’s health and comfort. I believe that as groomers we have a big responsibility to learn what is in our products and research them before we make a decision to use them on our dogs. Then it will be an informed decision and our dogs will appreciate that immensely. Everything we do during the groom should all be done with the end goal in mind. Everything we do should be with the purpose of helping the dog look and feel their best.” The Art of Grooming, Chapter 1
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