Like dog walking insurance, UK dog grooming insurance will protect your business should a customer have reason make a claim against your grooming business
It’s estimated that upwards of 60 % of dog groomers are not properly insured. Many professional groomers are just not aware that there are agencies out there that specialize in the pet grooming industry that can offer guidance when it comes to obtaining the proper insurance. The situation also exists that groomers think that they cannot afford coverage. Fact is, that many just do not know.
A good place for you to start your insurance education is to understand what liability insurance is. Liability will protect you against any harm or damages caused to others even if accidental. In the grooming profession, the term ‘others’ refers to both humans and pets. Liability will protect your assets; your business. If a groomer should cause any harm or damage to a pet or property, they could indeed be sued. The proper liability coverage will pay out to the injured party in the event of them making a claim. This simply means that if you do not have adequate insurance coverage in place, you could very well lose both your professional and personal assets if you are indeed sued.
As professional dog groomer, you will be dealing with moving animals, water, sharp tools, chemicals, and electricity. Combine all these factors and it’s clear to see that accidents can and do happen. No one ever plans on having an accident, but if one should occur, it is vital that you have liability insurance in place in order to protect your assets.
How do you know if you actually need Dog Groomer insurance? If you yourself have anything to lose, or the potential exists that you will ever have anything to lose, you absolutely need to purchase liability insurance. If you own or you are renting a grooming shop, making house calls, if you have a mobile business, or you operate as an independent contractor, you need Liability Insurance. There are several types of coverage that you should know about.
A very useful note for owners, dogs should be introduced to grooming from an early age; this will create a familiar series of events for the animal. They will know what is expected of them over time and make the process seamless and pain-free for them.
From the Dog walker Insurance Blog