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Old 12-11-2019, 02:52 PM
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If I use a mobile groomer, which as many of you know, charge about $15 more for a dog than a regular groomer, and the person grooming owns the business, do I still tip also? I know years ago for hairdressers you didnt tip if it was the owner, but my sister who is a hairdresser said that no longer applies so I was wondering about dog grooming and tipping.
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Old 12-11-2019, 03:22 PM
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I tip the mobile groomer.
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Old 12-11-2019, 03:47 PM
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I never actually tip cash to the owner of any business, but a nice bottle of booze, perfume, whatever, never went amiss.
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Old 12-11-2019, 04:07 PM
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If I use a mobile groomer, which as many of you know, charge about $15 more for a dog than a regular groomer, and the person grooming owns the business, do I still tip also? I know years ago for hairdressers you didnt tip if it was the owner, but my sister who is a hairdresser said that no longer applies so I was wondering about dog grooming and tipping.
The extra $15 is probably to help with the cost of Insurance, Truck Payment, Maintenance, Gas, Travel Time and convenience to their customers. For me personally, it worked out a whole lot better to have the Groomer come to the house and pay the extra and tip the nice lady because I watched her handle our boy just like either of us would or better. I would tip. Just give what you feel is correct. Nobody can tell you how much is correct for you. We gave between $10 & $20 extra. He was a big dog, around 95 lbs.

Not tipping the owner is Old School. I asked this question of my oldest son and he said BLTW. Everybody started laughing except me because I had no idea what the hell he was talking about. It meant Break Loose Tight Wad. I was only a question I take care of those who take care of me properly. Never a show-off.
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:36 PM
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I never actually tip cash to the owner of any business, but a nice bottle of booze, perfume, whatever, never went amiss.
This brings to mind all the people who think it's not appropriate to tip a mail carrier, trash pick up, or paper delivery person in cash. They think cookies, brownies, etc. are fine. Our Village has over 1200 homes. What would anyone do with 1200 boxes of cookies or brownies??? Yet alone that much booze.
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This brings to mind all the people who think it's not appropriate to tip a mail carrier, trash pick up, or paper delivery person in cash. They think cookies, brownies, etc. are fine. Our Village has over 1200 homes. What would anyone do with 1200 boxes of cookies or brownies??? Yet alone that much booze.

If you bothered to read my post, I said 'business owners.'
Staff, waiters, mail people, bin men etc. are not the subject in question!
How many business ownere do you deal with!
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If you bothered to read my post, I said 'business owners.'
Staff, waiters, mail people, bin men etc. are not the subject in question!
How many business ownere do you deal with!
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:38 PM
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We had a mobile groomer, Grooms 2 Go. Business owner. He is very hard working. I always tipped him. He actually was less expensive than any other groomer we took our golden to.

When we took in a 15-yr-old abandoned foster golden, the dog hadn't been groomed in ages. He was full to the brim with hair. The mobile groomer (I wish I could remember his name) picked the poor thing up (he could barely walk due to untreated arthritis), carried him to the truck, blew the excess hair out with a blow dryer, and gave him a bath, carried him back to the house. $60. Later he told me he drove to an empty field and blew all the hair out of his grooming truck.

I loved that guy. We used him for both goldens for a long time. This owner deserved his tips, and his Christmas tip as well.
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:59 PM
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I hear it all the time about how cheap Villagers are.
I don't care what the service is, when you receive good service, tip appropriately!
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We had a mobile groomer, Grooms 2 Go. Business owner. He is very hard working. I always tipped him. He actually was less expensive than any other groomer we took our golden to.

When we took in a 15-yr-old abandoned foster golden, the dog hadn't been groomed in ages. He was full to the brim with hair. The mobile groomer (I wish I could remember his name) picked the poor thing up (he could barely walk due to untreated arthritis), carried him to the truck, blew the excess hair out with a blow dryer, and gave him a bath, carried him back to the house. $60. Later he told me he drove to an empty field and blew all the hair out of his grooming truck.

I loved that guy. We used him for both goldens for a long time. This owner deserved his tips, and his Christmas tip as well.
Do you still have that Golden? Does Crosby like him? Pictures please.
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:42 AM
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Always tip for service. I don't know why it would make any difference if it was the owner or not.
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:26 AM
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Thank you everyone. I was not meaning to be cheap. I was just wondering. I tip very generously, sometimes 40% when I have my hair done. I was just wondering about protocol. Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:31 AM
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I always tip regardless of if its the owner or not. The cost of doing business as a small business is so hi that tips can make a big difference . As long as you can afford it please tip.
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I tip all service providers.
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Old 12-12-2019, 12:46 PM
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Yes, of course. I always tip service providers.

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