If you’ve ever wondered how people get so into a
habit of giving tips and tricks to other people they meet, chances are it’s a
reaction to being taken advantage of or just downright rude. You may have
observed this in a pet store. Or maybe you’ve noticed it while visiting a
friend who has an animal.
It’s not like they need for these tips has
somehow suddenly become vital, but perhaps it is more than a coincidence that
they are in special use. Dog groomers (and some dog owners) simply find it
difficult to resist the urge to give one another a friendly, high-five, fist
bump and run-on hug when a person gives them a tip.
The physical act of turning your head from side
to side and changing direction can give away the attitude of a person depending
on what they’re about to say. And body language, in this case, will make all
the difference between treating someone as an equal and treating them like a
If you’ve been in a situation where the dog
groomer had to gently advise you to stop dragging the snarling, wayward thing,
after you yanked at its leash, you’ll understand that you were given a simple
tip with no additional baggage. A good tip, but it doesn’t really give you any
extra importance over the handling of the dog you’re not yet familiar with.
Tipping people is a solution to the problem of
being rejected. It is a self-defensive action designed to protect you and the
dog in such a way that the other person can’t immediately identify the owner
If you don’t like a person or are rejected, you know
how people turn their backs on you if they’re not getting a positive response
from you, you’re negative feelings become self-inflicted, and they lash out and
develop habits that hurt them in the future. So tipping a dog groomer can help
you avoid those problems.
A tip for tipping will probably give you a
feeling of relief and feel good, as well as give you satisfaction. But after a
few hours, you’ll still feel that level of good feeling and then you’re
confident in tipping will slip and you’ll be grateful that a tip really did
help you. Your satisfaction may never be able to overcome the embarrassment you
felt as you watched the others give each other pet dog grooming tips, but it
was a small comfort.
Tension can happen when you first meet someone
new, especially if it’s someone who is unlike you in many ways. The change in
the attitude of the new person can be stressful, to say the least.
You could be sure that the dog groomer who gave
you a gift of a friendly tip didn’t see anything wrong with giving the tip to
you. Maybe you’re the kind of person who is always tempted to be taken
advantage of by somebody who seems to want you to stay in their orbit and keep
doing whatever it is you do.
To avoid that problem, you should be sure to take
extra steps to learn the basics of dog training before you attempt to tackle
serious training. The same is true for the etiquette of tipping a groomer or
the other things that are taught in classes, but you should be sure to take
some time to learn how to treat other people with respect and avoid the
possibility of stepping into a vicious cycle of rejection.
Tipping a dog groomer is one tip that helps
everyone avoid the traps of being used by a person who wants something from
you. But in order to avoid falling into the trap, you need to really know the
basics of dog grooming. Learning the basics of dog grooming gives you the extra
confidence you need to turn the tables and decide who has to provide the nice
tips for you.
Are You Tipped?