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By: Mary T.
American Academy of Pet Groomers
I was not impressed by AAOPG they signed me up for the wrong classes I wanted the advanced and they did not sign me up for that and it was an issue for the staff to fix it. There were many things they did not teach me that they claim to teach. I had to teach myself how to groom the heads of dogs Thank you Jodi Murphy for your DVD's This was a waste of money I am very disappointed. The reason why I am writing this now is because of my experiences in the real world salon.
By: julia3244
The NYC Pack
I feel I need to defend Lydia and Steven here since we've been using their service for several years now. I don't understand how someone could post such an unsavory review of a business that is well known for their pet care excellence in the NYC area. Alas some people cannot be pleased. The NYC pack has taken care of us since 2004.
By: dr.lapaglia
The NYC Pack
I used the NYC pack (Lydia, Steve and the gang) to dog-sit and train my sometimes belligerent, but beloved Dalmatian Penelope. The dogs behavior has improved immensely and she is MUCH better around our 2 year old twins now! Reccomended
By: love.c.paradize
American Academy of Pet Groomers
I went here and graduated. its a small place but the teachers are great and you will learn all you need to be a groomer so go to American Academy of Pet grooming . I had a great experience.
By: Teresa L.
Bark Place Inc
Excellent shop, with excellent service!I have had my pooch groomed by Vicki. EXCELLENT!! The shop has a great, welcoming set up, and a clean little grooming shop downstairs.
By: Brandon O.
Tribeca Soho Animal Hospital
Low price and quality service. If you think your pet deserves "Class A" grooming, bring them here and you'll not get dissapointed.
Tips & Advices
Some pet groomers have viewing areas where owners can sit and watch their pets being treated. Most prevent owners from being in the same room as the pet, however, as the owner's presence might cause the pet to become too excited.
Pets that cannot interact with strangers do not make good professional grooming candidates. Sometimes medication can help, but some groomers don't take animals that have been sedated. If a pet becomes too unruly, a groomer may end the session entirely.
It's best to fully vaccinate pets before bringing them to their first grooming appointment. Dogs should receive the DA2PPC vaccine, which stands for canine distemper, canine andenovirus type 2, canine parvovirus, and parainfluenza. It's also a good idea to vaccinate dogs against Bordedatella (aka “kennel cough”). In fact, New York City requires dogs receive both DAPP and Bordetella shots. Cats, meanwhile, should get the FVRCP vaccine: feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus infection, and panleukopenia. In addition, all pets should be up to date on their rabies shots. Owners should wait at least 24 hours after getting their pet vaccinated before bringing it to the groomers.
Technically, there is no such thing as a pet that is too old for a professional groomer. In fact, older pets with joint or mobility issues often can't groom themselves and need someone else to clean them. However, pets that are blind, deaf, or have serious medical issues might not do well at a groomer, especially if the person is inexperienced. Owners should feel free to ask potential groomers about their understanding of elderly pet issues. Often, older pets will exhibit puppy-like behavior and squirm or yelp during grooming. Alternatively, they might not be able to stand for long periods of time. As such, grooming an older pet usually takes more time than grooming a young one.
Puppies and kittens should be at least 10 weeks old before their first professional grooming session. They should be used to being gently handled by strangers and comfortable being separated from their owners for a few hours at a time.

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