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$55 to do Moose (Standard @ 1YR/O). They charged me that the first time and the next they wanted to charge me 70!!! I Said no $55 is what I paid last time and what I`ll pay again or I`ll do it myself, 2 x now and I pay $55. NO tip as it's at PetsMart or Petco (Forget) and the groomer exchanges no cash. I could probably leave her a tip personally but feel she is there to either get started, benefits they offer, etc. Not sure if she is hrly, or paid per-cut either way it's her choice. Moose loves the lady who does it so I am happy.
I am always amazed at how people think they are being charged alot of money to groom their dog. $55 for a standard poodle is so ridiculously low. For a professional cut a poodle has to be completely fluff dried which is labor intensive. They require alot of scissor work and detail work. It takes between 2 and 3 hours to do a nice cut. For someone working at Petsmart for a 55 groom the groomer would get $27.50. If it took them 3 hours that means they only earned a little over $8.00 an hour. Then people are so quick to complain that the groomer didn't do a good enough job. Honestly, people, those who are talented move on because they are not paid enough. The funny thing is people want show quality cuts at gutter prices. You wouldn't be too happy with my prices. I'm mobile and charge $120.00 for a standard. In a shop I wouldn't charge less than $80.00. I don't want to come off harsh, but its very frustrating to hear all the complaints that people make about groomers, but then don't want to pay to have their dogs done.
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