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Dog Grooming at a campground
« on: June 25, 2016, 09:33:45 PM »
New to this site so if not allowed I'm sorry. Reading these posts about work/camping. I have been RVing for just a few years now. I am also a professional pet groomer. Tossing around ideas of ways to make money if we did it more full time. We notice many people have dogs when camping. I've even talked with some campers who have come to my shop while traveling to get their dog groomed. What do people think of having their dog groomed at the campground while they are camping? I would carry insurance and make sure it was ok with campground owners of course. Asked at one place and they didn't have a problem with it. Is there much of a need? Thank you.


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Re: Dog Grooming at a campground
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2016, 09:41:18 PM »
Most campground owners do not allow commercial businesses to operate in their park for a lot of reasons. Increased traffic and insurance to name two.
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Re: Dog Grooming at a campground
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2016, 12:10:29 AM »
We'd love to have a dog grooming service at campgrounds. As TomS mentioned, many campgrounds wouldn't allow you to operate a business. But maybe we could start a groundswell that could change that thinking for folks like you who would carry insurance.
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Re: Dog Grooming at a campground
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2016, 08:25:31 AM »
I expect it might get a better reception if you only work with campground residents.

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Re: Dog Grooming at a campground
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2016, 02:12:27 PM »
Nothing against you GiaGwen, but I don't think I would trust my dogs care to someone in an RV Park, to me it would be to hard to check if insurance and Business License and such was up to date and if something did go wrong if the Groomer would even be in the park in the morning, to easy for them to move on down the road.

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Re: Dog Grooming at a campground
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2016, 09:39:09 AM »
We have used "mobile" dog groomers at a number of campground that we have stayed at.  It is much more convenient for us to have the groomer come to us than to have to take the dogs to their facility.  When you are travelling it's always a crapshoot to find someone.  Having one that is recommended by the campground is a plus in my mind.  So far we have not been disappointed.
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Re: Dog Grooming at a campground
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2016, 06:27:53 PM »
I too am a professional dog groomer. I had the same plan when I decided to full time. The only place it really worked was in TX where I stayed for 5 months. I only groomed for the people in the park, I was also a workamper there, so had a relationship with some of the people already. I was as busy as I wanted and sometimes more. I am sure the pooch Moms were not sure about it at first, but if you do a good job, don't charge a bunch, word of mouth gets around and it does work out.
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Re: Dog Grooming at a campground
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2016, 08:33:08 PM »
I go camping to get away from business and commercialism. I'll take my dog into town.