I have been using these places for a while. They are significantly cheaper! But. They are very time consuming. So if you're even thinking you might not have the time, you don't! On the other hand, you can bring kids along and have a bonding experience without the bathtub mess. There are a lot of other benefits I want to talk about. First of all, I want to recommend a new place that I tried today. It's location is a bit out of the way, but the owner is stellar! DO IT YOURSELF DOGGIE DETAIL on Ustick near Curtis is worth the drive! I went today after years of going somewhere else where the clippers were always dull. I have a Standard Poodle I groom, so that REALLY matters.
He said he's been in business for 16 years. I had no idea! What struck me the most was, because I am there for 2 hours grooming, I got to see clients come in and listen to the groomer that works there talk to dogs. It was actually amazing! Every one of his clients had been there before and it almost was like an old barber shop where people were catching up with each other. The groomer was the sweetest lady groomer I had ever been around. I thought it was a kid laughing and playing for a while, but then realized it was her talking to the dogs she was grooming.
The owner also gave me some grooming tips and a good lead on something I had been looking for a while. He was a wealth of knowledge. It really doesn't look like much, but you will get full-service from a local Boise, Idaho small business that's fully committed to his work, community and doggies! He doesn't know I'm writing this blog, but hopefully one of you will will tell him this is where you heard about him. You may even want to hire his groomer if you don't have time.
Goldendoodles will love this place!