The best dog grooming tables are designed to provide a little more convenience and a more efficient grooming process for dog owners. The simple act of raising the animal a few feet off the ground makes it so much easier to reach around their bellies, tidy up their faces and clip their nails. This is especially true for those using a corded clipper that can’t reach down to the floor. However, the best models are the ones that go a little further than that with their design. Many dog owners and groomers that do this a lot – or for a living – know that some tables are easier to work with than others, and it goes far beyond that height adjustment.
Restraints and loops
Many dog grooming tables now come with some form of restraint that hangs from an adjustable arm above the table. These restraints are great for controlling animals that may be difficult to control. There are two different approaches here. Some have a single arm that swings over the top with one restraint. This is often removable for ease of use, especially with portable models. Then there are there that have a full bar stretching across the length of the table with a series of restraints hanging from it. It all depends on your needs. Make sure to check the strength, adjustability and comfort of these features for the best experience for your pet.
Ease of cleaning
The main focus of the design and purpose of a dog grooming centers on the grooming process itself, and the experience of the pet. What about the ease of use for the owner after the dog is clipped and has moved on to eat or play? There is still a large surface to clean. Where possible, you need a rubber surface that has the traction that pets need for security, but also a wipe-clean coating that allows for easy cleaning of spills, water and other messes. On that note, it may be worth looking for tables with little moat areas and drains to catch any accidents if dealing with puppies for long periods.
Professional groomers searching for the perfect dog grooming table will have lots of different tools and appliances that they need for the best result. The question is, where are you going to put them when not in use. It isn’t that practical to walk away from the table every time you need to collect a device or different comb – especially if the dog may try and follow you. It helps to have a storage basket underneath for tools, towels and other items within arm’s reach. Other tables may offer storage hooks for scissors and other implements.
The issue of convenience, and all the potential helpful features, showcases the range of designs that are available in dog grooming tables. It really is important to take a closer look at the specification of any table, rather than relying on the basics of the weight capacity and height. Compare the finer details, read user reviews and find the table that best suits your needs.