How It All Started

History And Development

The Groomers Helper®, originally named the AlphaLock, 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 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 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.”

Dr. Anderson & Chuck Simons
Dr. Anderson & Chuck Simons
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®. Chuck has received positive feedback and additional sales from those who purchased the Groomers Helper® in Nashville.