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Episode 25

Mary and Chris discuss the how's and why's of equipment maintenance. And that 90's beverage, we were talking about that had the gross congealed balls (not tapioca) was Orbitz soda.

Wahl Total solutions organizer- (at Groomers Mall)
https://groomersmart.com/product/wahl-total-solutions-organizer/

CPC blade holder
https://www.continentalpetcompany.com/apps/webstore/products/show/7298173

Shear holder:
https://www.continentalpetcompany.com/apps/webstore/products/show/7023173


Episode 24

Remember this lines to one of Meatloaf's songs. "You'll never find a coupe de ville at the bottom of a cracker jack box, never dig for gold on a sandy beach. Your looking for a ruby in a mountain of rocks...." Yeah, it's all about setting expectations with what you're given to work with. Mary and Chris discuss how to establish those expectations.


Episode 23

Most mobile groomers and house callers work by ourselves. We tend to be one man operations even if we have multiple employees. How do we stay motivated to keep on keeping on? Mary And Chris have a whole lot to say about it.


Episode 22

We all get them. Silly client requests. And please give our sound editor some props when the conversation turns to what exactly is an inch. She kept it professional.


Episode 21:

Yeah, heatstroke can most certainly occur while grooming in homes and mobile units. Mary and Chris discuss ways to prevent and treat if necessary.


Episode 20:

Summertime can be especially problematic for mobilers and house callers. Mary and Chris discuss way around these problems. Mary wonders who actually designed the roads in New Jersey and were they sober. Chris had a lot to say about the GoT ending. Small children and client alert.

Episode 19:

As Mary approached retiring from grooming, She and Chris discuss the process along with career options afterwards. Promised links: Cinnaholic: https://www.cinnaholic.com/ The Upside: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1987680/ Turquoise water droplet
https://energyartistjulia.com/products/water-drop-turquoise-healers-pendant.html?fbclid=IwAR0ANUDJM4oUGq4Ys-y0abJVJg2ib9lj1E2Cm-0oaK7j0exM7z421eRNVlA


Episode 18

Making the most of the trade shows. Join Mary and Chris as they talk about getting the most out of your trade show experience. Also, Mary drops an F bomb! Mobile Groomer's Bible: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RG85QTP/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_dny7CbPG2HSK2 July also includes Groom Texas in Houston (July 19-21) and the Toronto Ontario Grooming Show (July 27 and 28)


Episode 17

Mary and Chris dispel many of the grooming myths we have all heard of in our careers. The Groompod episode referenced is 204.


Episode 16

As usual Mary and Chris manage to combine topics that under normal circumstances have no connection. We present productivity and organization in the mobile groomers world and have thrown in Loki for good measure. Angela’s workshop on productivity: https://www.pawsitiveed.com/increase-your-productivity-with-angela-mondor-main-page/

Episode 15

Way too much stuff on marketing to do it in one episode. So, we bring you part 2.


Episode 14

Mary and Chris delve into marketing a mobile or house call business. Plus our promised links: https://color.adobe.com

https://shop.perfectbar.com/products/dark-chocolate-chip-peanut-butter-with-sea-salt


Episode 13

Both Mary and Chris practice reiki amongst other modalities and discuss how they incorporate it into their grooming.


Episode 12

Today we talk about Routines- but as usual Mary and Chris may go off on a few tangents and also talk about trade shows, balance when dieting, and even a bit of potty humor!


Episode 11

Mary and Chris offer invaluable insights and suggestions to get your business up and running.

Promised links:

https://www.score.org/

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HCGYTH4/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_AxrRCbWF3X2A5

Hot Logic (mini)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EC7XJ00/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_YyrRCbX6VH55P

Women PetPrenuers with Anjie Coates: (episode 13)
https://www.spiriteddog.com/the-mindful-petpreneur-podcast?fbclid=IwAR2ZQLrFZQ1yonelWHVnKAkuYKG7kI3rfT3rdgS31HpkziP4LWmKtgcfSnE


Episode 10

Emotional Trigger Warning. Mary and Chris discuss dealing with grief, loss, and other life altering situations while trying to work. Oh, and the Northwest Grooming Show may have been mentioned as well. Groomer Grief support group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/677537708933014/

Suicide Prevention Hotline:
http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
1800-273-8255
They do also offer 24/7 chat too

National Alliance of Grooming Associations
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2297180320566083/

Emergen- C

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CVZL5MF/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_idaPCbVB3H3K6


Episode 9

Mary and Chris discuss why website security is a must as well as all goings on at APF. I believe we just coined the term "Convention Hangover." You're welcome.


Episode 8

Trials and tribulations of keeping a healthy weight and Pooh Bear makes an unexpected appearance. Chris likes Weight Watchers and Mary likes Noom.


Episode 7

Mary and Chris discuss ways to easily take care of ourselves so that we can all enjoy a long career. And we get to meet Spike Jr. Helpful links include www.TheWalkingCompany.com


Episode 6

Mary and Chris discuss how as professionals we convey that to our clients. Chris recommends Tarte, Smashbox, Urban Decay, and Kat Von D. Mary’s potato pancake recipe is: peel and grate 3 large potatoes and one onion, add in black pepper, one egg, and enough flour to keep it together. Fry as a pancake in olive oil.


Episode 5

We talk about when &$%! hits the fan! (NOTE: There are squeaky toy sound effects in this episode) Funny stories/antidotes of Chris and Mary’s tales of grooming on the road!

If you would like Chris's Mock Tuna Salad and see a photo of Adam Levine matching Chris's pillow, visit out FB page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnTheRoadWithMaryAndChris/


Episode 4

Mary and Chris discuss moving your mobile and house call grooming business. We are joined by our special guest and sound editor extraordinaire, Laura Civello Hearn.


Episode 3

Let’s discuss setting boundaries with our clients and protecting ourselves from clients.



Episode2

Groomers are a diverse bunch. We all find our way by different routes. Mary and Chris discuss how they got started in the pet industry, as well as their start on the road.


Episode1

It's our first episode of The Traveling Groomers! Mary is mobile and Chris is Housecall. This first episode id all about our equipment. Some promised links:

The Groom Pod Discussion Group, Shampoos And The Grooming Industry, and that wonderful thermos.