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July 17, 2014
Pet Grooming Salon Design
with Kathy Rose

Are you thinking about opening your own grooming salon?  Are you looking for space to buy or lease?  Have you really thought about all the details that go into creating that perfect grooming salon space?  Here are some deal-breaking details to consider:  
  • finding the right location
  • zoning
  • negotiating the lease
  • safety issues
  • efficient salon design
  • hiring a contractor.
Kathy Rose has been a salon owner for over 30 years and has gone through this process several times.  This PowerPoint-style presentation is loaded with pictures and ideas on how she took a modest site and transformed it into the fabulous, Pets of Perfection in Boynton Beach, Florida. 


You'll learn more than just choosing paint swatches in this video.  Kathy takes you through the technical factors on zoning and commercial leasing and shows you how to turn even the smallest space into a bright, welcoming, and highly efficient business.


We have broken this lesson apart into four sessions (A through D) for easy viewing. Make sure to scroll down and catch the entire lesson as you complete each section.


Approximate total running time:  70 minutes 


Session A:  Location & Lease

Session B:  Hiring a Contractor 
Session C:
  Creating the Floor 

Session D:  Comprehensive Review & Recap 


In this video you will learn:

  • how to evaluate a location.
  • what to look for in a commercial lease.
  • ways to work with a contractor so you get what you expect.
  • how to create a floor plan that flows smoothly.
  • design tips no salon should be without.

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There is something for everyone from beginning groomer to seasoned pet stylist. You will also find cat grooming videos, creative styling lessons, business building topics, and product reviews.


How to Get a Shih Tzu Done in 41 Minutes: Overview




Are you mystified by stylists that can groom 10 to 14 dogs a day? This is speed grooming at its finest. Awarding-winning pet stylist, Suesan Watson, shows the overview of how to bathe, dry, and trim this charming little 9 month old Shih Tzu puppy in just over 40 minutes!  In the pet grooming business, time is money. Sue shows you how to make the most of that time!   


To see the full 45-minute lesson, log on to and check out Sue's full lesson.  Speed & Efficiency: Creating an Adorable Trim on a Shih Tzu in 45 Minutes: Start to Finish


Approximate running time:  

4 minutes.


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NEW BLOG from Melissa Verplank
How to be an Indispensable
Groomer's Assistant

Every owner faces a choice when it comes to grooming.

They can come to you,
do the job themselves,
not have the pet groomed all...

...or go down the road to someone else.



From the Archives!  

Home Remedies for the Home
or Shop Groomer              


Both of these award-winning stylists have been grooming dogs since they could walk.  Their mother and grandmother were professional pet breeders and groomers, and spent most of their extra time at dog shows.  They learned at an early age that products right from their own cabinets made the grooming process faster and easier.  Some of these home remedies were replaced with commercial products over the years, but there are times when you just have to work with what is available at home.  Don't miss this fun and informative lesson. The sisterly banter between these two will keep you chuckling while you learn.



Estimated Run Time:  

40 minutes  

Grooming TIP of the WEEK!
If you don't have time to do it right,
when will you have time to do it over?

-John Wooden 

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