The mobile grooming salon
In the Netherlands it is not yet well known, but in other countries it is extremely popular, the mobile grooming salons. This is a grooming salon built in a caravan or bus that will drive to your door to give your dog a treatment. This way you do not have to leave the house yourself and you prevent stress in advance because the dog does not have to come along in the car.
What is a mobile grooming salon?
A mobile grooming salon is a grooming salon that takes place in a means of transport. This way they can be moved and possibly drive in front of the house. The mobile salons are fully equipped just like any other grooming salon. Your dog can usually go to the mobile grooming salon for a complete treatment.
What does a mobile grooming salon look like?
A mobile groomer can be located in a motor home, bus or other means of transport that is large enough. If a bus is chosen, it is always raised so that you can stand in it. In such a trimbus, all the necessities are present to give the dog a complete grooming treatment. These are equipped with a bath, grooming table, hair dryer / water blower and the necessary storage cupboards for the loose items. Often the outside is provided with lettering so that you can easily see that it is a trim bus / camper.
The advantages of a mobile grooming salon
The grooming salon can come and drive in front of your house. This way the dog has no stress from driving and you do not have to go out. In principle, one dog at a time is also treated so that your dog gets all the attention and does not suffer from distraction thanks to other dogs. Since the bus does not drive with the dog in it, the dog will not suffer from motion sickness.
Some groomers trim the dogs in your house, which sounds easy because you can keep an eye on everything and you do not have to leave the house. However, you will get a lot of hair in the house, the dog may have to be washed in your bath and dogs are often distracted when the owner is around.
Who is the mobile dog grooming salon for?
The mobile dog grooming salon can come to anyone’s home as long as there is a parking space available at an appropriate distance. The mobile grooming salon is especially a godsend for people who:
- have difficulty walking
- do not have a car available
- being busy, it ultimately saves travel time
- have a dog with fear of the ordinary car
- want to keep a dog in their environment, dogs often behave differently when taken out of their familiar environment
It is possible that the mobile salons charge a call-out charge or charge an amount per kilometer for the treatment. Another disadvantage could be that you really cannot forget the appointment and cannot call off an hour in advance because otherwise the trimbus will drive for free.
When the trimbus comes
Then try to find a parking space nearby that is large enough for the trimbus, as they can be a considerable size. Once the bus is there, it only needs some power from you, the trimmers often have an extension cord with them that can go through the letterbox into your house, for example. Make sure your dog has done its needs in advance and that you pass on any medical complaints of the dog so that the treatment can be adjusted where necessary.
Make an appointment
The trim buses mainly work by appointment only. These can often be found via the internet and possibly newspaper advertisements. They also sometimes stand at a pet store or at a market to promote themselves and give small treatments. You can also find all grooming salons in all places via the website of the interest group www.abhb.nl.