Winter grooming a good idea
Ebony Grooming owner Suzey has always wanted to be a dog groomer. She has owned her own business in Alexandra for over five years and doesn’t always stick to the text book when it comes to style.
‘’Everyone is different in what they would like and I try to get a really good understanding of what they want for their dog,’’ she says.
‘’I think this is very important.’’
Suzey’s business is varied and includes everything from farm dogs to poodles.
‘’I work on a lot of feet in the summer for the barley grass and working dogs get clipped right back for the same reason,’’ she says.
She says there are a still a lot of traditional cuts, but a lot of the dogs are now cross breeds.
A full groom includes brush/clip, toe nails, ears plucked, bath and blow dry and then the
dogs are finished off with a second clip and scissoring.
Suzey loves people and she loves dogs, so she appreciates the smile and the thanks when customers bring their dogs back.
‘’It’s very rewarding to know someone is happy with your work.
She also loves working with timid/shy or abused dogs that need special handling and giving them the confidence and trust that they deserve.
‘’I also love working with puppy’s and doing puppy’s first groom, Suzey says.
‘’The first groom is so important and must be fun for puppy as well.’’
She says you need excellent communication skills in order to interpret what is being asked of you and you mustn’t mind getting dirty!
Suzey says it’s important to keen up the grooming throughout the winter months too.
‘’Keeping up the visits through winter can often remove the need to have to shave off a matted dog in the spring.’’