|Head to Tail Pet Grooming||
Ready for your pets to look and feel their best? Grooming is essential for your pets health. Reserve a spa day or grooming appointment and your pet(s) will come home looking and smelling fabulous!
We cost a bit more, but you have the peace-of-mind knowing you are getting the best care when it comes to your pet's health, safety and compassion, as well as the highest quality groom your pet may ever have had.
IPG Certified Professional Groomers
Our Photo Gallery
Some snapshots of our friends and our facility
Meet our Certified Groomers
Head to Tail Pet Grooming is home to two Award-Winning International Certified Master Groomers and one Certified Professional Groomer.
Read about us here.
Meet our Pets
One of the luxuries of being a certified groomer at Head to Tail Pet Grooming is-- We bring our fur-kids to work with us! Here are some of the friendly furry faces you will see when you walk into our shop!
So... What is the IPG? What is Certification? And how does it ensurethe health and safety of my pet during the grooming process?
At the current time there is absolutely no mandatory regulation on the dog grooming industry. Sadly, most groomers are happy getting by and making money with as little education as needed in order to call themselves a groomer ...which is none at all. This means that anyone can pick up a pair of clippers, call themselves a groomer, and groom your pet. This sort of thing happens more than many of us would like to admit. In fact, 90% of groomers have no regulations whatsoever and very little training.
The only way for groomers to learn how to properly handle, bathe and groom a pet is to go out of their way and spend a very significant amount of money to seek out and obtain a higher education. The groomers at Head to Tail Pet Grooming are these groomers. They have a dedication to their craft and have spent the time and money in order to choose to be taught and regulated by the International Professional Groomers Association (IPG). The testing and education involved in the curriculum meets and exceeds the standards created by the PPGSA, (Professional Pet Groomers and Stylists Alliance).
The PPGSA is a grooming alliance of certifying agencies, educators, associations, and industry leaders. The PPGSA has created a living document, giving a foundation of standards to ensure the safe care of pets in grooming salons, through the education and certification process. The IPG proudly uses these standards as part of the certification process across the country and around the world.
CANINE BEHAVIOR AND SAFETY
Human Restraints of Pets
Safe Confinement Skills
BATHING AND DRYING TECHNIQUE
Special Breed Considerations ( ie. pugs, bulldogs, shih tzues, etc)
Dryer Safety and Use
Safe Brushing & Dematting Techniques
PET HEATH CONERNS
Pet Health and First Aid
SKIN AND COAT PHYSIOLOGY
Understanding hair in grooming
Effects of bathing and clipping on the skin and coat
SANITATION, CLEANING, AND DISINFECTING
Chemical Safety and Sensitivity
Develping a PET-SAFE Disinfecting Program
SAFE EQUIPMENT USE
Scissors, Clippers, Brushes
Safe Grooming Skills
Maintaining Professional Standards
Your IPG Certified Professional Groomer has a minimum of 600 hours of training and experience, on top of however many years of experience they may have had prior to starting the certification training process. They have successfully completed a practical evaluation by an internationally sanctioned leader in the pet grooming industry, and has passed written tests on these subjects to the left.
You can always trust your dog to an IPG Certified Groomer. Safety and Compassion is always our first concern.