When it comes to keeping dogs clean, groomed and beautiful, having a basic dog grooming kit on hand is a wonderful tool. With a dog grooming kit, you have all the grooming equipment in one place that is easily accessible. You can find brushes, soaps, towels, and oils quickly and easily because you know where to look.
How do you create a dog grooming bag that works for you?
What tools and supplies are essential for preparing your grooming kit? To help you answer these questions, here's an example of how to create a dog grooming kit that works for you.
Choose a place to store your equipment
Whether you want a mobile computer that can travel with you to your pet's appointments or a desktop computer in a closet or drawer in your home, choose a place to store all your equipment. Choose a place that is spacious enough for all your supplies, easy to transport or access, durable and affordable. Also, look for a place that puts all your grooming products at your fingertips when grooming your customers' pets.
Put your team together
The preparation of your grooming kit begins with knowledge of the products and tools you use for grooming your dogs. Basically, put them all together so that they are easily accessible while you work.
Some of the typical dog grooming tools and products that you may want are as follows:
A grooming table
If you plan to install a mobile toilet kit, think about including some kind of toilet table that will allow you to create a workspace wherever you go. It could be a folding table, an electric table or something else.
When cutting the hair of a pet, you probably need both a small and a large clippers to prepare the dogs well.
Kenchii was a 5in1 dog clipper that will cut any dog coat type, so you just need one.
Dog scissors can be useful for cutting hair and cutting mats with tangled hair. Decide if you need straight, curved, blending or other scissors in your grooming kit.
Shampoo, conditioner and soap
There is nothing more basic than a bath of shampoo, conditioner and soap. These are the products you will probably use to clean your dog's hair and body.
Eye drops and oils
If you use any type of eye drops or mineral oil to protect your dog's eyes when grooming, add this to your dog's basic grooming kit.
Useful for melting wax and cleaning the ear canal, ear cleaners are very useful for grooming dogs.
If you plan to brush your dog's teeth, keep a toothbrush in your grooming kit.
Pets who are prone to fleas may require anti-flea spray or anti-flea treatments to keep them free.
Cotton balls and swaps
Many groomers use cotton balls, placed in dogs' ears, to protect the delicate fabrics of the ears from the ingress of water or soap during the bath. In addition, cotton swabs can be useful for gently cleaning around the ears and eyes.
Nail cutting is a necessity for pets, especially if their nails do not cut naturally when they walk on the sidewalk. Most groomers need at least two pairs of dog nail clippers - a regular pair for small dogs and a large pair for large dogs.
A good absorbent towel is a must for after bath. Pack one as "towel for dog lovers" in your kit for a quick and effective way to dry your pets.
Different dogs require different brushes, depending on the type and length of the coat. Also keep all brushes and combs in your kit.
Adjust as needed
After mounting the grooming kit, try it on the animal you are treating. Be careful how accessible your tools were: did you need items that you didn't pack?
Did you have strange tools?
How could your kit work better for you? Adjust your kit, if necessary, to create a toolbox that will serve you and your dogs at work.