There are many reasons to use a mobile grooming service to take care of your pets. The cost will be more than if you take the dog to a groomer, but that can be worth it.
Some of the reasons that people like to have a mobile groomer come to their house are as follows:
Costs vary for a lot of reasons, you will have to call around in your area to see what the costs are for you.
The groomer will have had experience with dogs. Ask questions. Here are some questions to ask:
What is included in the grooming? Shampoo? Conditioner? Blow dry? Nails clipped? Eye stains cleaned? Glands expressed? Each groomer is different. You will want to make sure that the items you want to be performed are.
Viewing the grooming. Some animals will only behave if their human is present. Others will only behave if their owner is absent. Finally, there are some dogs that don't care. Ask the groomer what their preferences are and make sure that they are a match.
Shots and vaccinations.
Almost every single groomer that I have talked to strongly prefers (at the least) and demands it in most cases for your animals to be up to date on the shots that are required in your area. Make sure that you find out what those shots are and be prepared to have a certificate or other proof from your vet. In some cases, the groomer needs to see this for insurance purposes. In others, it is a personal preference.
Knowing if your dog is a biter, a nipper or anything similar. Be honest. Is your dog a biter? A nipper? Do they growl over their food bowl? Do they growl towards stranger dogs or humans? Let the groomer know so that they can decide whether to take your dog as a client or decline, and whether or not they should bring a muzzle to protect themselves and the dog from injuries.
Ask for references, look at the website if there is one, and check out the BBB and similar for complaints, but generally speaking, most small single person groomers may not have these resources.
Ask about insurance in case the animal is hurt or injured, or what happens if the dog bites or nips if s/he is a nipper. It is better to know these things ahead of time rather than find them out in a courtroom.
A groomer can be a wonderful decision that allows your dog or other pet to remain in the comfort of their own home, lessens their stress and allows their toes to remain trimmed and their coat to be cut/trimmed/shampooed and more. It allows you the ability to get something else done in that time if you choose, or to make it a special time between you and your dog.