I've done all Frosty's grooming for these 13 years, but tomorrow he's going to his first groomer. I haven't met the lady. She was recommended by his vet. I don't know anyone in this area with a Maltese, so couldn't get a personal recommendation. The only reason I'm doing this now is because of his behavior when I try to do it now. I don't have a clue why he's turned vicious toward me when he's being brushed or anything, but I'm crossing my fingers that he won't be to the groomer. He hasn't so far at the vet's. So I'm not only worried what he's going to look like, I'm worried he'll freak out and try to hurt somebody! and that they won't be able to get him done. I didn't even ask the price, because it has to be done and I don't know if she'll be able to do all, or part of it. I'm hoping she'll only charge for what she's able to do. Does that sound like the right thing? Or should she be able to charge a flat rate? I've heard she charges $40. normally.