Australia has over 29 million pets, with dogs accounting for 40% of the number. Besides, the trend does not seem to be slowing down. Fortunately, it only means one thing for pet groomers: more business. However, with over 4000 pet groomers in the country, cutting it as a new pet grooming service provider can feel like an insurmountable exercise. Nonetheless, it does not have to be the case, especially if you offer services that other pet groomers do not provide. This article highlights unique services to include in a pet grooming business.
Mobile Pet Grooming
This is probably the first service you should start with for two reasons. First, mobile pet grooming services are not capital-intensive; hence, overheads are not as high as a groomer who pays rent on their facility. Most importantly, it means that you can price services competitively compared to other similar services. Furthermore, since you are saving clients the trip to a pet grooming spa, they may feel obliged to tip you handsomely for services. Besides, most small pets get agitated and scared when visiting grooming spas with bigger pets and a lot of noise. Thus, you can make remote clients your target market initially and offer pet grooming services to customers at the comfort of their homes. The strategy allows a pet grooming business to grow gradually.
All pets, big or small, can benefit from massage services the same way humans do. Unfortunately, pet owners generally do not massage their furry friends even at home. However, massage therapy may help your pet's system release oxytocin, which is a feel-good hormone that can help enhance the bond and love between a pet and the owner. Moreover, pets often enjoy massage sessions, and they may love subsequent trips to their favourite groomer who doubles up as their massage therapist. In this regard, you should think about offering massages to pets after every grooming session. Even a 15-minute massage session can do wonders for pets.
Breed-Specific and Creative Cuts
Most pet owners request a basic or generic cut for their pets when they walk into a spa for the first time. Such cuts are usually cheap and take a short time to complete. However, you will be surprised at the number of pet owners who do not know that pet grooming services also offer breed-specific and creative cuts. Since most grooming services offer cuts upon request, you should inform clients about such packages.
Contact a pet grooming service to learn more.