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Old 12-04-2012, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I didn't really know what else to call them,but over the holidays do you tip your 'dog people' such as trainers,groomers,etc? Tipping doesn't have to be money,it could be a gift or some other form of appreciation.
This is assuming of course you use them more than once.

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't have dog people so no tips.

I do my own grooming. My dad is retired and my mother is unemployed so there is usually someone home so no need for a dog walker.

My vet gets paid enough as it is.

Frankly, considering minimum wage is $9.50 (still the lowest in the country) I see very few reasons to tip anyone to begin with.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great question - hadn't even thought about the trainer(s) as a "tippable" person!

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'll give the trainer I work with every week something, not yet sure what.
She told me last week that my next lesson would be 1/2 price, but I'll pay full, she's worth it.

When I did a group class during this time of year, our last lesson was right before Christmas and I gave the instructor a GSD ornament.
I think it is very nice to acknowledge the instructors, if they are worthy!! I may drop off some cookies or fruit to my vet and staff. I would like to give them a subscription to the Whole Dog Journal, but not sure how that would go over....
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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As as groomer, I do receive tips. I don't expect them--I don't have a tip jar out or anything like that--but I'd say about half my clients tip. A few of them give very generous tips for the holidays.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I take Karlo to get his nails trimmed about once a month and always give them extra...they charge $8 I give $15. He is a workout for the groomers!
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I only use a groomer and vet, I do tip the groomer but not the vet
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I give a small gift at Christmas. We don't tip really much


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Old 12-05-2012, 01:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes I plan to give my trainer a nice tip for Christmas. She is great and so ready to help. Aways tipped when we had my last dog in training too. She runs a rescue also, so is always trying to raise money for that. I have donated to that also but want to give her a tip that she could use for herself.Use to tip mailman also but don't seem to have a regular one anymore, and gave up newspaper to save money.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I will be doing some Christmas baking this weekend so I’m going to stop by our vets office and leave them some treats. They have been so great with Jake through all of his digestive and allergy issues … everyone from the vets, receptionists, vet techs … they have all met Jake at some point or another.

We don’t use our dog walker anymore and we’ve only had one private session with our trainer so far.
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