It is customary to tip a dog groomer about $10 after a grooming session, as of 2014. A holiday gift or tip is recommended if the same groomer handles a dog throughout the year, and should be about one-fourth to one-half the cost of a single grooming session.
Dog groomers work in a variety of locations, including kennels, veterinary offices, pet salons and pet supply stores. Some individuals operate mobile grooming businesses that visit animals in their homes.
Groomers perform a variety of services, such as bathing dogs, cutting and styling hair, trimming nails, and cleaning ears. They also advise owners on dog care products and point out any issues that might require a veterinarian's care.