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All About the Miniature Schnauzer – Schnauzers Rule is a complete owner’s guide for the Miniature Schnauzer lover and dog enthusiasts. Topics include dog grooming, obedience and trick training, housebreaking, Schnauzer contests, FREE dog eCards, and more! Schnauzers Rule, Got Schnauzer?
Choosing a Groomer
It’s just a haircut, right? Not really. When you drop your best friend off at the salon, it’s a major event. He or she will probably be there for several hours, and being away for that long can be stressful. When you choose a groomer, keep this in mind. Go meet the groomer and see what their business model is. Are they focused on the “groom-factory” approach, focusing on volume for profit, or do they take a more personal approach? Obviously, the latter is going to be better for your pooch. Such groomers will work patiently with your pooch when they get stressed, resulting in a more enjoyable experience, and a happier dog. Another important consideration, especially for a breed such as the highly-decorative Schnauzer, is experience with the breed.
If you happen to be in the Indianapolis area, see below for a recommendation. Bill & Marcus not only have extensive experience in Schnauzer grooming, but are also the proud parents of Schnauzers themselves!
Choosing a Veterinarian
Lots of care should be taken when choosing a vet for your pet’s needs. Just as with any other family member, you need to choose a vet who will provide the best care possible for your furry loved one. If possible, finding a vet close to home is great, especially when emergencies arise, but don’t choose a vet based solely on their location. Also consider the vet’s hours of operation, which can also be important during an emergency. Go meet the vet, and the staff, before making your decision. Do your research, look for reviews on the web, ask your friends and family for recommendations. Be on the lookout for vets that want you to sign up for a “wellness plan.” Often, these are chain practices that are more focused on profit than the well-being of your pet.
If you happen to be in the Indianapolis area, see below for a couple of local recommendations. These are not the only great vets in the area, but they have a lot of experience with Schnauzers and are endorsed by our rescue.