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    Default I don't think I'll ever be able to take Bella to Petco or Petsmart for grooming...

    Golden dies in heating chamber at Petco. I don't blame all Petco stores (or Petsmart), but this is scary as hell! It's like your pup's life is in the hands of some pet store worker. Why don't they use blow driers?? So sad!

    Family says dog died after being left in drying cage at Petco | WTVR.com

    I don't think I'd be able to leave Bella to get groomed. I'd worry about her jumping from the table and getting hung or getting left in a tub to drown or something crazy... I'd stand there over the workers as they did everything...and if I'm going to do that, I might as well just groom her myself!
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    Default Re: I don't think I'll ever be able to take Bella to Petco or Petsmart for grooming...

    Such a sad story, and unfortunately it happens too many times. We never take ours any place to get them groomed, we do it ourselves.
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    OMG how would you be when you went back to get them. We groom Ftse ourselves

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    Default Re: I don't think I'll ever be able to take Bella to Petco or Petsmart for grooming...

    We used to use PetSmart until the only groomer we trusted quit. We will never go there for grooming again.
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    Default Re: I don't think I'll ever be able to take Bella to Petco or Petsmart for grooming...

    I'm a groomer and I assure you, we aren't all morons.

    Any groomer that uses a heat dryer is. I never have and never will. There is just no need. More bad things can happen than what it's worth.

    Dogs should always be towel dried then blow dried the best you can depending on their behavior. They can then be placed with cool air dryers.

    I'm happy to talk to anyone about grooming stuff to ease your minds. Also, I don't trust chain store grooming.


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    very very unfortunate accident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurendoodler View Post
    I'm a groomer and I assure you, we aren't all morons.

    Any groomer that uses a heat dryer is. I never have and never will. There is just no need. More bad things can happen than what it's worth.

    Dogs should always be towel dried then blow dried the best you can depending on their behavior. They can then be placed with cool air dryers.

    I'm happy to talk to anyone about grooming stuff to ease your minds. Also, I don't trust chain store grooming.
    Agree 100%… my groomers are also VERY good friends of mine and they also use blow dryers and cool air dryers. In fact the last time I took Wally in they told me that he became "petrified" of the blow dryer so they let him sit w/the fan on him and basically air dry. I was perfectly fine w/that…

    Go find a groomer NOT in a pet store, talk w/them regarding bulldogs and breathing issues. Do your homework and see if they have any listed complaints or grievances…

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    I agree with @ddnene. Most groomers in privately owned pet stores know what they're doing. At least the ones here do. If something like this happened at one
    of these stores, the neurotic crazy Woody Allen NY'er would come out in people and huge law suites would ensue. Privately owned stores do not want this.

    But for whatever reason, the Petco's and Petsmarts of the world don't get it, or just don't care. Hiring people with zero experience is much cheaper than hiring a groomer that actually understands
    the various breeds, and tailors grooming to their needs.

    If we're honest, many of Petcos/Petsmarts employees worked in Mcdonald's yesterday- so what do they really know or understand about grooming? I mean do we really believe they've had extensive training? I don't.


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    I tried turning to get a job at Petsmart for years..not even in the salon part. I have a ton of knowledge of animals. I never did get why they wouldn't hire me lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    I agree with @ddnene. Most groomers in privately owned pet stores know what they're doing. At least the ones here do. If something like this happened at one
    of these stores, the neurotic crazy Woody Allen NY'er would come out in people and huge law suites would ensue. Privately owned stores do not want this.

    But for whatever reason, the Petco's and Petsmarts of the world don't get it, or just don't care. Hiring people with zero experience is much cheaper than hiring a groomer that actually understands
    the various breeds, and tailors grooming to their needs.

    If we're honest, many of Petcos/Petsmarts employees worked in Mcdonald's yesterday- so what do they really know or understand about grooming? I mean do we really believe they've had extensive training? I don't.
    Agreed… and here's another issue that is a HUGE pet peeve of mine. Every time I go into PetCo they are constantly asking what I'm feeding my pet?!! I have let them sometimes DO their rant, and then I basically let them know what I know (THANKS to EBN) and they are left speechless I understand that it's a job, but seriously what kind of training do they offer their employees on grooming and nutrition?!! SMH...

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurendoodler View Post
    I tried turning to get a job at Petsmart for years..not even in the salon part. I have a ton of knowledge of animals. I never did get why they wouldn't hire me lol
    Because you KNOW too much… LMAO!!!

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    Default Re: I don't think I'll ever be able to take Bella to Petco or Petsmart for grooming...

    I know three people that opened their own grooming place and had previously worked at Petsmart.... they told me, it is, as with any corporation.. time! get in and out as many as you can a day --they do not want you spending a lot of time on one animal which is why they do not blow dry.... wash, cut and stick them in a cage. UGH!
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