I'll be picking Gigi up from the groomers in an hour or so and have no idea how much to tip the groomer since I've never taken a dog to a groomer before. I'll be charged $45 for this groom. What is a reasonable tip for me to leave if I love the groom?
I am self employed and still get tips. I just don't understand why the owner should not be tipped. We hardly make any money after all the expenses. When I had employess they made more than me in salary.
I guess everyone has there own opinion.
I don't get tipped from every customer but at Christmas I get a lot of gifts and tips. $5.00 is nice to get as a tip.
Tipping ANY groomer regardless if they are self employed or not is always a nice thing to do and we appreciate it very much. I always remember tipping clients and will often squeeze them in on days I know i'm about full..or that last minute Christmas Eve groom spot... so tipping is always appreciated!
If the groomer is self employed, then there's really no reason to tip.
REALLY???? WHY is that?
You know, this subject really pisses me off. Now, it's not that I rely on tips as a part of my income, but they are nice to get and it's even nicer to know that I am appreciated by my clients. What irritates me is the above statement and how ignorant it sounds. WHY would you not tip an owner? You are not tipping to add to their income, you are tipping to show your appreciation for a job well done (or not). If your groomer owns her own business, they do a good job and your pleased, then why not? Some of us OWNERS may use our tips for continued educational opportunities or to purchase better tools/supplies/equipment. Maybe even to treat ourselves to a much needed massage or accupunture treatment, after a long hard week of physical work. All of these things are so we can continue to offer our grooming services to our wonderful clients.
Tip as you will, but don't discriminate just because the OWNER may be grooming your dog!
I personally agree that all groomers, owner or not, should be tipped if the groom is done how you like, & in relation to your bill. I had a woman come in about three weeks ago. She had two matted up Bichons & a very greasy & dirty Yorkie. She wanted the Bichons hand scissored & the Yorkie de-greased & put in a Schnauzer cut.
Her bill was almost $200. She was extremely pleased, saying her dogs never looked that good. When she came back, she tipped $3. Another groomer even did her other Bichon, which she knew when she came in. Call me whatever name in the book you want, but I personally, was insulted that she only tipped that little. And she had money, because her hair & nails were done the same day, her kids both had extremely large diamonds in her ears, & she drove away in a nice sports car.
And as a side note, it came out to 0.01% of her bill.
I tip my groomer a minimum of 20% and she also owns the shop. I appreciate her expertise, the cleanliness of the shop, how gentle she is with my dogs and her willingness to answer countless questions with patience and kindness.
She also donates 10% of all grooming fees go to The Animal Angel Project & certified service dogs/therapy dogs groomed at no charge! I want to support her in these endeavors.
It never ceases to amaze me that she is surprised when I pay her and tell her to keep all of it - no change needed. She always seems amazed at the 20% tip even though she has been grooming for many years. I don't get it - why isn't a nice tip the norm???
My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind,
So flew'd, so sanded; and their heads are hung
With ears that sweep away the morning dew;
--William Shakespeare, A MidsSummer Night's Dream