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Q: Do you tip a groomer and if so how much?

May 13, 2009 | By Sandyrin | 8 answers | Expired: 1890 days ago

Sandyrin

I am considering getting a dog groomed. Had many dogs, but always did them myself. So I have no clue on how to handle the situation.

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TweedleDeeDee
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May 15, 2009

I usually tip 15%. If she wants she can raise her prices at any time to make more profit. It all depends on how much you are charged and how much time they have to spend grooming your dog.

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DDRau
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May 14, 2009

I tip 15% - 20% and my groomer really appreciates it.

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maria h.
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May 14, 2009

I usually tip 3 to 5 dollars! Our grooming bill is always $80.00. That's for shampoo and shave.

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Amber
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May 14, 2009

over the course of her life, my dog has been to a number of different groomers. at one time, we would take her to a little grooming place owned and operated solely by a married couple in our area. she would go there weekly for baths and as needed for a trim. we didn't tip them, but we did sometimes give them little gifts around holidays since we knew them on such a personal basis.

then that place closed down, and Pepper would just go to PetSmart when she needed grooming. i never even thought about tipping there, probably for a couple of reasons: 1) there are usually several people there grooming. by the time i come back to pick her up, i have no idea which groomer or groomers have handled her, and 2) it was exceptionally rare for them to get everything right. either they would decide to leave her tail or her "chaps" on the backs of her legs long even thought we said to cut it all short, or they would cut the nails to the quick...i think they actually nicked her ear once.

i groom my dog myself now. have for years.

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M Evelyn F.
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May 14, 2009

It depends, my groomer does it out of her home and is the only groomer so, no, I don't tip her. It also depends on how happy you are with the grooming and how they handled your animal. Don't tip just because you think you should, tip because they did a good job and treated your animal well.
I had a moble groomer come out once and wasn't at all happy with anything about the experience, so, no I didn't tip.

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Jennifer L.
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May 14, 2009

I never thought about that, I guess because we don't take our dog to be groomed. She's a bulldog so we don't trim her. We do take her to PetSmart to have her nails trimmed. Do I need to tip the employees at PetSmart?

I tip the kennel that Vixen stays at when we go on vacation and I only do that because when I use my debit card, there is an option to leave a tip. If that option wasn't available I would never even think to tip her. Now I feel bad.

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JerZgirl
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May 14, 2009

Yes, tip your groomer. I used to groom and would live off my tips.

Calculate it how you would when you go get your hair done at a salon.

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Stevecat511
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May 14, 2009

I would give the tip the same way I would at a salon or a restaurant. I'm sure the groomer would appreciate that!

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