Tell me again how this industry should not require industry-specific testing, require continued education each year, have local business registration and licensing alongside industry certification, how we shouldn’t have a system in place for accountability and reporting when our groomers witness this type of ongoing behavior only to be met with no opportunity for professional monitoring when we are the ones who best recognize mishandling.
We as “professional caregivers” can’t even report blatant disregard for even the most minimum of care and handling practices being upheld.
WE are ASKING to be governed over by not getting our shit together.
Tell me again how groomers like this should be allowed to just keep on doing this, publicly posting it, with no industry repercussion, making us all look like we might be capable of hurting the very animals that we claim to be caring for.
And tell me again how this type of shit doesn’t put us directly in the crosshairs of the same legislators we definitely do NOT want randomly governing us, because of this type of stuff going on and pet owners pushing for accountability.
Put down the torches and pitchforks on social media and groomer forums, and pick up the phone!
Call your local groomers, put a group together and then call your local legislators, introduce yourself, and pledge to them that you want these things to stop and will work to be an advocate for professionals￼￼ like yourself so these types of groomers can no longer continue doing this.
Video after video on her channel, dog after dog... they deserve more.
We deserve more as an entire industry.
I wish we could all be left alone to groom happily and peacefully in this industry... but it’s apples like this that make the whole bushel look bad. And people like this aren’t going anywhere unless we do something about it.￼
PS- THIS DOG WAS REVIVED.
And the owner then stayed tableside to hold it down while she finished.
Anyone ever had a dog seizure on your table before?
Would you finish the groom on the poor thing?!
The owner allowed this dog to be a matted mess and then helped push it through an awfully stressful and painful groom just to get it done- which are two strokes on him, IMO.
Want owner accountability for neglect or for them not to be able to blame us for things we didn’t do? Then industry regulation and networking between pro groomers needs to happen, because no time soon is a state going to view a dog as anything more than personal property like that of a suitcase- unless we push for that, too.￼