Cindy’s Pet Talk

Episode 15:

Grooming 101 – Cindy’s Favorite Subject

Being that Cindy has been a groomer for many many years it was a lively conversation between her and brother Tim, needless to say.


Some Topics of Discussion:


Types of grooming establishments:  basement groomers to grooming salons.

What you should ask your groomerthe cost of this service to what does this price include?

What to tell your groomer: She bit the last groomer to why you didn’t like the last groomer.

What not to do when you take your dog to the groomer: let the dog pee all over the place to say how sweet it is.


If there was one person you may think about tipping your thoughts may be to the person who you leave your beloved dog with for 4-6 hours. None the less this is a rarity.

Read Cindy’s blog titled: Dog Groomers/Tipping/ & Attitudes @


Knowing she would take a hit from the lovers of Cocker Spaniels, she discusses a scenario known to the Cherry Family as, “eliminating the Cocker Spaniels in your life”. These “dogs” can come in many forms, so read her blog on this subject


Of course, Cindy’s favorite type of grooming establishment is the mobile kind, no doubt because she started Canada’s first mobile salon called Cherry’s Groomobile.

Mary Garofalo
(7-time Emmy award winner)

Jeanne Beker
(Hosted world-famous Fashion Television, author, fashion designer ++)

The discussion then leads to another celebrity’s dog that Cindy groomed, one being Puck, another Bouvier des Flandres, one of her favorite breeds for intelligence. This blond beauty was owned by Harold Ballard who not only owned the Toronto Maple Leafs but the Hamilton Ticats. (Obviously he wasn’t groomed for this picture!)

We know Puck, but how many other infamous people can you name here?

Don Cherry’s Bruins showing their support for the Argos against Mr. Ballard’s Hamilton TiCats. This banner was shown through the singing of the National Anthems and of course made it onto Hockey Night in Canada’s  broadcast, much to the chagrin of Harold.

Since this episode ran long, Cindy & Tim agreed to continue these conversations in our next episode. Topics included are the do’s and don’t of talking to your groomer, while Cindy tells about some of her more memorable clients and the rescue group AniMatch is discussed.

If you enjoy these podcasts, you may enjoy reading Cindy’s Blogs that are alot more then just about dog grooming

Listen to Episode 15 of Cindy’s Pet Talk: