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Laura was great with my boy, Ramsay! He can be rather difficult and she took the time with him to get to know him. We assumed he was just going to have to be shaved but she worked with him and we did not have to go that route. He never needed to be muzzled and she was beyond whatever I could have wanted. I can’t wait for Ramsay’s next grooming with Laura!Jan 25, 2020VerifiedLaura Healey, Golden Rule Grooming, LLC's reply
Thank you so much for the kind review! Ramsay is a great little guy, spunky and fun with a full, flowing and silky coat that we'll be able to grow out as long as you'd like. What a champ! And what a lucky fellow to have a loving home with your family! A good time was had by all! Let's do it again soon...:-)
Loved Laura- my dogs at difficult and she did a fabulous job doing their nails. A+++Dec 16, 2019Verified
Laura was very nice to our extremely nervous dog. She took the time to let Peanut warm up to her. She got down on her hands knees and let Peanut "check her out”. She trimmed her nails right in the house & I could be with her. Overall,Laura was great so Peanut was less nervous which in turn makes me happy!! Thanks Laura! I’ll call u again!!Jan 18, 2020VerifiedLaura Healey, Golden Rule Grooming, LLC's reply
Thanks Beth for my first review of 2020! Your Peanut is a Great Girl and I'm so glad you're satisfied with my services....Call or Text me anytime those nails of hers get long again!
She's all about the dog---and we now have three screwballs.Sep 14, 2019VerifiedLaura Healey, Golden Rule Grooming, LLC's reply
Yup! That's me. The dog comes first and foremost. Thanks for your trust in me and stay crazy....;-) Sanity is so boring!!! Love Ya!
Pro and took her time. Excellent results and happy relaxed dogNov 1, 2019Verified
- 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.