It takes lots of careful handling to properly groom a dog, not to mention the precautions required around dangerous, sharp implements like scissors and electric clippers? A dog (or cat) groomer will be bathing you pet in soapy water and rinsing thoroughly. We surely arent going to trust her to just anybody.Here are five basic tips to choose a professional pet groomer. 1. Ask around. Every time a dog leaves the groomer, it is a walking advertisement.Talk to your veterinarian, your kennel manager, your neighbor.If you see a dog on the street with a style you like, stop the owner and ask where the dog was groomed.People are usually very willing to talk about their pets, especially their new do. Some veterinary offices have policies not to refer clients to any certain groomer or breeder.Dont despair; ask more specific questions like Have you treated any problems from this groomer, such as cuts or clipper abrasions?Have you had any complaints about this groomer?