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Laura does an excellent grooming job and our small dog has much anxiety. Highly recommended herApr 1, 2019VerifiedLaura Healey, Golden Rule Grooming, LLC's reply
Thanks for this nice review Glenda! Chloe is quite a challenge, however her Dad is a big help and she's always so happy once she's done. She's lucky to have you both and certainly is an adorable girl....:-)
On a scale of 1-10 Laura deserves a 25. She gave my 15 year old Penny the best grooming she ever had. Laura was patient, professional, and its easy to tell she loves her job, and she loves dogs. Penny looks gorgeous, and she feels so much better.Jul 17, 2019VerifiedLaura Healey, Golden Rule Grooming, LLC's reply
My success is no secret because, as anyone can clearly see, I'm lucky enough to have the most AWESOME CUSTOMERS EVER!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Diane for your wonderful and humbling review. Penny is an angel and so easy to love. She's had great care to have such a long life and be in such good health now! Let's keep her a Shiny Penny...She deserves it! You both are the BEST!.....:-)
I couldn't ask for more,Laura was so good with my pets.I also liked the idea that I was able to watch her groom them and the dogs were great and Laura was very patient and took the time with them as she was new to them.A job well done!!Jul 21, 2018VerifiedLaura Healey, Golden Rule Grooming, LLC's reply
Thanks So Much, Cheryl! What a pleasure to meet you and your Shih Tzus- Kaelyn and Miles. Great Pups, sweet and spunky! I look forward to our next get together to play with them again,,,,:-)
Laura wa so patient and kind to our older dog with multiple health problems and did a wonderful job of grooming him ! Would highly recommend herDec 16, 2018VerifiedLaura Healey, Golden Rule Grooming, LLC's reply
Thank you Michelle! Hope you had a Great Holiday with both your handsome guys (hubby and Toby)!
Laura traveled to my house during a snow storm from quite a distance which is an example of her professionalism. She was great with both of my Goldendoodles. She embraced their different personalities and work lovingly to groom both dogs to my liking. I look forward to my next grooming encounter with Laura in the near future!Dec 11, 2017VerifiedLaura Healey, Golden Rule Grooming, LLC's reply
The weather outside was frightful, but your Goldendoodles were so delightful! Thanks for your business and I think your babies turned out simply super!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?A simple shave is about $60-80 (More if the dog is very large or VERY matted.) Grooms to standard or puppy cuts start at $75. I don't generally charge for dematting, but would strongly suggest a shave down because the time-consuming process is uncomfortable and stressful for your pet. Tips are greatly appreciated, but never required, just like your own hair stylist. Nail trimming and ear cleaning are included in the price. I am also well versed in anal gland expression and always will check these and advise accordingly. Because cats are inherently more difficult to groom, a full dematting or lion clip starts at about $65. While these charges may be slightly more pricey than a full service salon, they are very competitive compared to mobile grooming services.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When I am texted, called or emailed by a prospective client, I like to find out the age, breed and general health of their dog, what type of bathing/grooming they want done and how we might set a mutually convenient rendezvouz. Normally I will bathe first then dry and style. If a dog needs a lot of coat removed, I would do a preliminary shave down to reduce drying time and creating tighter knots. I do grooming at the client's home so that the owner can be present and the process is less stressful to the dog if anxiety is an issue.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I graduated from the CT K-9 Education Center in Newington with a grooming certificate in 2014 after having taken Vet Assisting Courses I & II at Manchester Community College in 2013. I also have a Batchelor's Degree in Business/Marketing from CCSU. Because I've owned dogs for many years, I'm quite familiar with their day-to-day needs. My favorite breed is the Golden Retriever (my first dogs were brother and sister Goldens) and that's one of the reasons I named my business Golden Rule. Currently share my home with 3 rescue dogs: a Chihuahua Mix, a Teacup Chihuahua and a Poodle Mix; Evalina, Pixie Pi and Delphine, respectively. I have worked at several grooming salons as a stylist, but transitioned to in-home grooming once I realized that I had a knack for it and that it was so darn much FUN. I keep up with the latest in techniques by conferring with my colleagues, attend grooming shows where demonstrations are highlighted, watching online educational videos and most importantly listening to my customers.