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Old 12-05-2012, 07:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I always tip the groomer an extra $10 or so. She loves Jerry and always says she wants to keep him if I need to go out of town, but I know she works hard. I don't tip at the vet's office, but maybe I'll make a batch of cookies to take to all the staff. They're a small office and they always fawn over Jerry and call to check on him and make me feel like they truly care about him.

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I do tip the groomer, when I use one, just like I would my own hair dresser.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I always tip the groomer and also pay my pet sitter well. They are taking care of my babies and I appreciate that.

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I always give something to club members mostly because I still rely a lot on their help and advice. I do a gift, not cash.

I do my own grooming and training outside of the club, so no tips there.

When my two were in classes, if it was around holiday season, I would tip or give a gift.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:46 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm not in training at the moment with Bear, but I do take him to have his nails done twice an month. I always tip them $5.00 each time.
If I did have a regular trainer I would most definitely be tipping or giving them something homemade for Christmas.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:48 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The only "dog person" I have is my agility instructor. When moving from my former to my current, I did give my former instructor a gift as I really appreciated her time/energy/expertise.

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:55 AM   #17 (permalink)
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When I used a dog walker, I tipped the gal that actually "walked" PHoenix and gave a gift to the owner.

I do give a little something to my holistic vet and the receptionist. They have been VERY accommodating to my schedule and squeezing me in for last minute appointments when Phoenix needs an unexpected adjustment or biopuncture. I even get a small gift for the "office" (usually baked goods).
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I tip our groomer although she used to tell me the fee for Daisy and Lucky was just daisy ,Lucky she would do for free.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Traditionally I haven't (broke college kid) but I'm taking Sasha in to the groomer some time over Christmas break and will probably tip since it's right near a holiday. I do sometimes tip when they trim her nails. They only charge $2, no appointment required, and they are so good with her. Plus, if I were to trim her nails it would take me so long it would be ridiculous (known from experience), so if I've got a $5 bill handy I just tell them to keep the change. I adore the people that groom Sasha. They are so good with her, and they've made me feel really comfortable about the whole thing. She's kinda a nut, so I really appreciate what they do. I actually make it a point to go to them for her grooming. The town I live in now is very pet friendly, and there are a ton of groomers and stuff, but I always drive down to my home town (only about an hour away) to get her groomed.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:55 PM   #20 (permalink)
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We tip the groomer - mostly because I don't want to bathe & comb her out. We have glass doors on the tub & she's not well-behaved enough for me to take a chance with those doors breaking. And she's got enough hair for 2! Groomer charges $40 every other month. He is SPLENDID with her, so he gets $10 tip. (We asked permission of the store owner. Since e've been doing thius, Sam always makes room in his schedule for her groomings!)

We don't tip the vet, but deliver/have delivered gifts every year. (Our vet takes care of 4 cats + the dog.)

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