How to Choose a Dog Grooming Smock
In the world of dog grooming, grooming apparel isn’t designed for fashion as much as functionality, but that doesn’t mean professional dog groomers don’t have a wide array of grooming attire to choose from! On a daily basis, a groomer may wear any number of professional groomer’s accouterments that may include gloves, scrubs and, of course, smocks. The smock is the most common uniform for a groomer that comes in many styles.
A dog grooming smock will keep you clean and dry while tending to your client. When deciding what type of smock to choose, it’s important to first do some research to decide which style and material would be the most comfortable and functional. Smocks can either be pulled over, buttoned, snapped or zipped.
Button, snap or zipper smocks are essentially grooming jackets. They are easy to put on and fasten in the front. This offers a certain amount of freedom, as you can wear it over your personal clothes. However, some dog groomers prefer pullover smocks. Pullover smocks are similar to a large oversized T-shirt. The benefit of a pullover smock is it doesn’t come undone unlike a snap or button smock. This can be especially helpful when bathing a dog.
Smock Fabric or Material
Once you know what style of smock you want, decide the kind of fabric or material you’d like the smock to be made of. Smocks are available in every type of material from cotton to Teflon-coated nylon to mesh. The most important thing is to know your options, so you can find the right frock for you. A happy dog groomer leads to happy pet clients!
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