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*NEW* K9 Online Shop – Buy your Hydrobaths and Spares online

K9 Hydrobath Online Shop

 

K9 are excited to announce the launch of their brand new online shop. Now customers are able to purchase the K9 Hydrobaths, Spare parts for all the Hydrobaths and K9 Mobile Dog Grooming Conversions, Dog Grooming Dryers and Dog Grooming Tables all from the comfort of their own home.

The winter will bring plenty of exciting new products and offers so check the site out now www.k9dogbaths.co.uk/onlineshop

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Important information on buying a genuine Hydrobath

The Hydrobath was introduced in the 1980’s in the state of Southern Australia. It is a complete unit combination bathtub and power bather that uses a specially designed recirculation pump. This pump produces a high volume mix of water and shampoo delivered powerfully enough to penetrate the thickest coats, yet gently enough to massage the skin. All in the fraction of the time taken by normal bathing methods. The high strength fibreglass Hydrobath tub is suitable for all sizes and breeds from Maltese Terriers to Great Danes and there is no mess to clean up after bath time or Dogs running away from the hose or bucket – the Hydrobath keeps both Dog and water suitably contained.
Is it a genunine Hydrobath?
The Hydrobath works by spraying a powerful, jet of warm water over your dog using a conventional shower head at the rate of 35 litres per minute. The shampoo solution is added to the water in the collection tank (sump) prior to the water being released. This mixes with the water and is sprayed at the same high pressure, to allow the whole solution to fully penetrate the dog’s coat and onto the skin where most problems occur.

There are some suppliers who claim that their product is a Hydrobath when they do not use a pump that is capable of delivering such shower pressure. Always ask about the shower pressure and if you can go and view the bath for yourself.

Did a reputable company manufacture the Hydrobath?

Check that a reputable company has manufactured the Hydrobath, below we have listed the main suppliers of genuine Hydrobaths, be wary if where you are buying the Hydrobath is not listed as this could mean it is not a genuine Hydrobath.

K9 Mobile Grooming Supplies (Manufactured and sold in UK)
Red Cape – Fido’s (Manufactured in Australia and sold in the UK)
Commura Hydrobaths – Fido’s (Manufactured in Australia)
Savel (Manufactured and sold in Australia)
The Barf Shop (Manufactured and sold in Australia)
The Melbourne Dog Centre (Manufactured and sold in Australia)
Perfect Paws (Manufactured and sold in Australia)

Is there a warranty and returns Policy?

A reputable supplier of Hydrobaths will offer a Warranty of up to 12 months and a Returns Policy, if the supplier you are buying the bath from does not offer this then it is sensible to question as to why this is the case and if a warranty and returns policy is still not offered then do not purchase the Hydrobath.

What are the payment terms?

If you are buying the Hydrobath through an auction site, such as eBay ensure that the seller will accept Paypal or Credit Cards. This means that you are protected throughout the transaction. If you transfer cash, make a bank transfer or send a cheque you are not covered for if the Hydrobath gets lost, the seller disappears or you are unhappy with the final product.

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6 Tips on Marketing Your Dog Grooming Business



Marketing a Dog grooming business is a lot like marketing any other type of service. If you can master word-of-mouth, you’re golden. However, you need to have an ongoing stream of customers first. Use these tips I’ve gathered from successful, local groomers in your own place of business and see how your customer base grows.

Dog Grooming Marketing Tip #1: Always Give a Little Bit More.

At the end of the day all your customer really expects is a clean, good looking and good smelling Dog however we think you should always give a little more than they expect. This could be by way of giving away low cost freebies like a mini bottle of Dog Cologne, a magnet with your logo and contact details on (they won’t forget you if that is always stuck on the fridge), biscuits……you see where I am going with this. This will surprise your customer and make them feel that they are getting a really personal service.

I would reccommend looking on Christies Direct for various goodies.

Dog Grooming Marketing Tip #2: Social Media.

Nothing speaks louder than words, and posting photos of your freshly groomed dogs on Twitter and Facebook is bound to get attention and praise. Remember, everyone loves cute pets, that’s why there are sites on the web that make thousands of dollars every year just for finding and posting cute pet photos. It also adds a personality to your brand and gives you an online presence even if you don’t have a website. Facebook is a must and Twitter is a great addition, so that people can chat with you more directly.

Dog Grooming Marketing Tip #3: A Website.

I may have just contradicted myself there, but you need to have some, any kind, of online presence. Without looking up your phone number and calling directly, you need to tell people when your hours are, how much your services are, and what you offer. Additionally, it’s a great idea to offer some kind of online scheduling tool so that people can make appointments online. A tool that sends them an email reminder when their appointment is coming up is even better. K9 have an in house designer who can design you a stylish website either as part of the marketing package or on it’s own, it will be designed to match your van artwork, leaflets, business card etc so that you can promote yourself as a professional branded company, this way in time people around the town will recognise you immediately.

Dog Grooming Marketing Tip #4: Offer cheap washes.

Any business struggles at the beginning, when you first start out you do the obvious, like leaflet drops, posters, hand out business cards etc. In addition to this why not hold an opening day and offer cheap washes, just washes no clipping or styling. If you are running a mobile dog grooming business then this could be held at a local popular dog walking spot, if it’s muddy then dog owners would bite your hand off for a cheap quick wash and dry before putting the Dog back in the car.

This will stick in their mind and when they decide to book their Dog in for a groom they will think of you before anyone else.

Dog Grooming Marketing Tip #5: Offer an “open kitchen”.

Your customers, especially the ones who have never had their dog groomed before will be a little apprehensive, they want to see that you are taking good care of their ‘best buddy’.

Great marketing is allowing your customers to come in and see exactly what’s going on. Offering an “open kitchen”, so to speak, where customers can watch you trim and style their Dog when they walk in, will make them feel at ease. Watching you interact with their dog with love and care will make them feel at ease straight away.

Sometimes however this is not a good idea, speaking with other Groomers some have said that as soon as the Dog see’s his/her owner they become unsettled so perhaps instead you can give them the option to come and see you groom another Dog, that way they can still see how you interact with the Dogs.

Dog Grooming Marketing Tip #6: Offer a loyalty rewards program.

Dog grooming is not a necessity for all dog owners. In many cases, it’s a luxury. That’s why it’s a great idea to offer discounts and rewards to frequent customers. These rewards will not only remind customers to come back, but will encourage them to keep coming back to you, rather than going somewhere else.

Above all, remember to compliment and praise every Dog that comes in, even the most ruthless dogs. Their pet is a member of their family, and just like you wouldn’t tell someone that their baby cries too much or has big ears, you shouldn’t do this to their beloved Dogs either. Every customer who walks out the door should feel like you loved their pet the same way that they do.

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Hydrobaths…..the latest craze to hit the UK!! Do you know the benefits?

Many are still puzzled about what Hydrobaths really are and how they can help in taking better care of dogs. Some may even see it as a piece of indulgent equipment, since bathing dogs can easily be done with a water hose and a friendly soap, depending on the needs of the dog’s coat.

However, what you should know is that Hydrobathing is one good way to take best care and pamper your dogs as it works magnificently as a grooming method with so many other benefits that your pet dog can take advantage of. To help you unlock the mystery over these equipments, here are some commonly asked questions along with the needed facts.

A Hydrobath is a combination bathtub and power bather that uses a specially designed recirculation pump. This pump produces a high volume mix of water and shampoo delivered powerfully enough to penetrate the thickest coats, yet gently enough to massage the skin. All in the fraction of the time taken by normal bathing methods.

A dog requires deep cleaning of their coats for a good number of reasons. One is for parasite control. As parasites always come from the outside then start lingering in the coats in their way to climb into the insides of your pet, a thorough cleaning is highly recommended regularly, most especially if they are already inflicted with the pests.

As most doctors and veterinarians would put it, prevention is always better than cure, especially with your pets, who cannot exactly say whatever it is they are feeling, it is always the best to think ahead. Do not wait until your pets already have parasites inside them, competing with the nutrients you are feeding them with. Instead, make sure that they are clean regularly.

Hydrobathing is also an excellent tool for applying a both coat treatments for certain skin conditions and flea and tick problems. As the solution can be easily mixed and applied through the spray head, you can be guaranteed that the treatments will be efficiently absorbed by your pet, the water can easily penetrate the coat, that it effectively removes dry dead skin cells, flea eggs, and other soot and small particles imbedded in the skin, leaving your dog with an improved skin, healthier coat, and feeling fresher and even lighter afterwards.

Hydrobaths are also simply amazing for just pampering your pets. The hydro-combing action of the spray head will help a lot in stimulating the skin, in turn, providing a good massage for your pet, allowing better blood circulation, and relieving of tired muscles which are especially good for older dogs.

Hydrobaths guarantee a cleaner feel to your pets, whatever breed they may be, as there is no such thing as a thick coat with the penetrating ability of these equipments. With a clean dog, you can be sure that your pet is happier and healthier, in turn, giving you fewer worries about him or her.

 

 

 

 

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