Just dropped our new mini poodle off at the vets to be bathed/nails done/groomed. They have a groomer there that does it for $38. What/how much am I supposed to tip? I have never had a dog that needed this before, so this is all new to me. Thanks so much!
I always tip $5 to $8 depending on how I take him in. I think it depends on where you are at too. I'm in the midwest so cost of living is cheaper than other places. My groomer charges $32 for whatever I want.
I have only tipped once....when the groomer had injured herself badly with newly sharpened scissors and I figured she would have to get stitches! It wasn't even my dog's fault she cut herself.....she just made a mis-calculation wtih them.
Why I never think to tip is a mystery to me.
Although.....it is usually $55 each time and that is stressful for me to pay.
We don't really tip in Australia although some of my clients will round the amount up and say just keep the change. So a $35 groom they will often give $40. I thought 15% of the total was the norm for tipping in the US? Dunno why I think that, musta read it somewhere or perhaps watched to many movies :smile:
You're right B.F. , 15% is how we figure tips in the U.S. Was 10% for a long time, but with the cost of living going up so much, now a norm is 15%, sometimes even more if you are totally happy with the service you receive.