History And Development
The Groomers Helper®, was originally inspired by the AlphaLock, which was invented and developed by Dr. Anderson and AlphaM Inc. for use in conjunction with the Gentle Leader Training Halter. Chuck Simons of The Pet Salon Inc. adapted the AlphaLock to work with grooming loops and other modifications and invented the Groomers Helper® Pet Safety and Positioning System.
Chuck found AlphaLocks to be great time savers and wanted to bring them to the Grooming Industry. In December of 2000 he bought the entire stock of AlphaLocks in existence along with the exclusive rights to manufacture them.
Chuck asked his staff at his own Grooming Salon to rename the Alpha Lock and they came up with the name “Groomers Helper,” because their groomers did not need another person to assist them any more. The Groomers Helper® did the same job. “It was like having an extra pair of hands.”
Chuck introduced the Groomers Helper® at the N.D.G.A.A. “Grand Ol’ Grooming Show” in Nashville, Tennessee in June of 2001. About 40% of all the groomers in attendance, including judges and seminar presenters purchased the Groomers Helper®. The positive feedback from those first sales lead other groomers to try the Groomers Helper®. They all came back with the same response, “This thing really works!”
Since the Award Winning Groomers Helper® has sold over 150,000 units worldwide. It is currently on every table at the largest grooming operations in North America and at thousands of Independent grooming operations around the world!