El Paso, Texas, wants changes to be made to the city’s grooming salons.
City council voted unanimously to implement changes to the way dog groomers operate businesses in the city. After discovering that groomers are not required to be licensed by any federal, state, or local authority, El Paso decided to implement certification rules for the city’s groomers.
They are also planning to require all dog grooming companies to maintain video surveillance cameras in areas where dogs are groomed. El Paso could become the first city in the United States to require all grooming salons to be equipped with surveillance cameras.
While some cities or states may have licensing rules, there are no federal requirements regarding certifications for groomers. There are several organizations that offer voluntary certification to groomers willing to spend the time, money, and effort to achieve certification. While finding a certified groomer is important to you, here are some of the titles to look for:
– International Professional Groomers, Inc offers several different certification programs. According to their website:
The Certified Salon Professional (CSP) program is a certificate for unique professionals in the grooming industry with an emphasis on safety, health and sanitation for all pet grooming and grooming professionals. , including non-groomers. The Certified Professional Groomer (CPG) is a certificate of basic grooming safety and skills for all professional groomers. This certification demonstrates the skills required to perform standard “kennel pruning” effectively and safely. The certified Advanced Professional Groomer (APG) The program is a comprehensive certification that shows you take care of older and toy dogs (more fragile) and double-coated dogs.
They also offer an International Certified Master Groomer (ICMG) certification which requires a written exam as well as demonstrated proficiency in several practice exams on live dogs.
– The National Association of Dog Groomers of America, Inc offers a National Certified Master Dog Groomer certification which requires multiple written tests and 4 practice exams on live dogs.
We’ve heard of numerous groomer-related pet deaths and injuries in cities across the United States, and now El Paso wants to pass a law to force groomers to certain standards.
Do you think dog groomers should be required to be certified? Do you think they should be required to have surveillance cameras monitoring every move they make with the dogs they groom? Let us know in the comments below!
(M / T: KFOX14, La Balance)