Professional Dog Grooming vs DIY

When it comes to the health of a dog, it’s essential to have them groomed on a regular basis. Whether that is at-home grooming or having them groomed by a professional, grooming will provide protection against ticks and fleas, and will give the dog the clean appearance we all love. Whichever dog grooming method you prefer, it is suggested to research both options to get a feel for what is right for your dog.

Professional Dog Grooming

A professional dog groomer will provide your dog with the very best grooming and cleaning. Although pet owner’s love their dogs deeply, they cannot duplicate the thorough cleaning you get from most professional dog groomers.  

Professional groomers have years of experience dealing with all types of dogs and their related issues, so they have a much better chance of identifying ticks, fleas and more. Professional groomers know how to deal with more skittish dogs and will make sure they aren’t overly scared or uncomfortable.   

It is understandable if you are hesitant about bringing your dog somewhere, they are unfamiliar with, but when their health is a top priority, a professional dog groomer is the obvious choice. A professional groomer will not only check for pests on the skin and provide a great haircut, but they will assist with nail trimming, teeth cleaning and can give the dog a warm bath to have them smelling their best.

DIY Grooming

Grooming a dog at home can help save money and avoid a visit to the groomer if the dog scares easy. With DIY grooming, it is possible to check for fleas and ticks, remove dead skin cells, trim nails and provide a haircut.

DIY grooming is beneficial for dogs when they are puppies as well, as it will get them used to being brushed and cleaned.

Although these grooming tasks can be administered at home, it can quickly become a time consuming, tedious experience. Not only will the grooming be less thorough, but it will require you spending hours on grooming every year.


If you’re inclined to groom your dog at home it is understandable, but it’s suggested to bring them to a professional groomer around 10-12 weeks of age. Their first visit to the groomer doesn’t have to be a full cleaning and they can simply get used to the new sites and smells.

If you’re a dog owner interested in seeing a professional groomer, we ask that you think of our team at D’Tails Grooming. We bring 35 years of experience to each grooming session and ask that you call 706-731-0089 to schedule a dog grooming.

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