Preschoolers with scissors do better
If you're looking to have your dog groomed at the Grooming Spa, you can save yourself the money and take him/her to a preschool class instead. Simply arm the kids with scissors, and let them have at it. Voila! The Grooming Spa experience for free.
I have a Scottish Terrier who is very friendly and outgoing. Most people know Scottish Terriers by their coats. Unfortunately, whoever groomed my dog must never have seen one before. When I picked up my dog (after paying, unfortunately, I'll never make that mistake again) I was surprised by how sloppy he looked. There was no blending between the back of the coat and the skirt, just a very severe, very unstraight line made by the clippers. One ear had about an inch and a half tuft of fur left in front of it, and the other had none. It's like someone did the other half and didn't stop to check what the first half looked like. Nothing was done to the tail, it looks unkempt and unshaped.
The worst part of it is that now when I go to trim him with the scissors he cowers from me. He has never cowered (from me or anyone else) in the entire time I have owned him. I am completely beside myself to imagine what happened while I was gone that would make him act scared of me.
DO NOT BOTHER.