In addition to training salon staff, the animals themselves can be trained to improve their disposition in the salon. 

In order to appeal to customers of all income levels, retailers should rely on a good, better, best strategy to provide quality products at a variety of price points.

With more consumers than ever going online to purchase pet products, it is imperative that traditional brick-and-mortar retailers evolve their approach to keep up with the internet heavyweights.

Kyle Darling, president of Thera-Clean, discusses how his company's microbubble technology provides a host of health benefits to pets and business benefits to professional groomers.

Retailers are adding vaccination events, veterinary clinics and other health-related services to their traditional pet store offerings.

Expanding an existing pet business with grooming services can be a great way to fuel growth, depending how the business owner goes about making such a splashy addition.

Changing the grooming interaction into a pleasant and relaxed experience can go a long way in creating a positive change in anxious canine clients.

Regular, proper maintenance of a pet's ears is essential in protecting it from painful and dangerous infections.

Working together with the owners of canine clients on cooperative care and husbandry skills will help in fostering a less-stressful grooming process.

Professional pet grooming can be physically and mentally grueling, so groomers must be proactive in taking care of their health to ensure long, prosperous careers.

To successfully add training services to a pet store, retailers must make sure they are working with the right trainer and offering the right instruction.

If done properly, quality nail care can enhance salon loyalty, recommendations and referrals—the lifeblood of every grooming business.

Offering pet-related services can be a great way to drive customer traffic and boost an independent pet retailer's bottom line.