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    I groom in a board/daycare facility. I am thinking about one or two days a week doing house calls. How do you guys handle this? Is it mostly little dogs you go on? Do you just clip or bath also...like in their tub? Thanks

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    I hope you get an answer because I've been trying to get one to the questions you just asked all day.

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      House call grooming

      Hi, I have been "house call" grooming for about 5 years. I really enjoy it and all of my client's are great. I clip and bathe, I only do small dog's, one's without undercoat. I use their tub, which it hard at time's. I am looking into getting more involved in it; a better dryer, a table (I use the counter top). I really wish there was a good option as far as a portable tub-- no luck so far. I hope this help's.

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        I have also been doing housecall grooming. I've done all sizes and like STBA I use their tub (or sink). I have done a few outside when the weather permits. I have a portable table, dryer, shopvac with a clipper attachment and all of the other obvisous grooming tools. I have just started within the past few months but so far it is going very well. I have only had one person that didn't like the idea of it being done inside their home. All of my other customers love it. I do plan on getting a mobile trailer in the near future but for now the housecall is working out just fine.

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          I really like it

          I don't wish to change. My customers are the best of all, as they are the ones that so care for their dogs. I do any size that will work, including one customer with a Newfie living with their big thick coated mix shepherd. I dry those outside, but she's thrilled with me as the Newfie is a rescue and was so scared the first time, now is doing well. I do those two and call it a day, and earned a days wages, lol. Most are little Bichons, Poodles and such though. I save my back a lot by having the Bathing Beauty so I don't have to lean way over and scrub or rinse so hard.
          Last edited by Arrooh; 05-29-07, 05:48 AM. Reason: typo
          Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of it's tail.

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          • #6
            don't know but....

            Sounds like a lot of lugging equiptment around.

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              Originally posted by STBA View Post
              Hi, I have been "house call" grooming for about 5 years. I really enjoy it and all of my client's are great. I clip and bathe, I only do small dog's, one's without undercoat. I use their tub, which it hard at time's. I am looking into getting more involved in it; a better dryer, a table (I use the counter top). I really wish there was a good option as far as a portable tub-- no luck so far. I hope this help's.
              Okay, portable tub,humm... I will have my hubby invent one for you.lol. He is handy like that. I think some body should why not me? How about a tub that has a table top and hold all the equipment?????

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                Okay, portable tub,humm... I will have my hubby invent one for you.lol. He is handy like that. I think some body should why not me? How about a tub that has a table top and hold all the equipment?????
                Actually, I've been doing ALOT of thinking on this subject and believe I've come up with an idea about having a portable "tub" W/table top I'll leave the details out for now (don't want someone to capitolize on my idea, lol ), but if you want to know more details, pm me.

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                • #9
                  I actually do have a portable tub. I only use it if the client request it. It is the plastic blue tub sold in Pet Edge. The legs unscrew quickly for easy assembly and tear down. With the legs off it fits right inside the trunk of my suv.

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