I am known for over-tipping. That being said: I am taking my mini schnauzer to a neighbors house tomorrow to be shaved. It's nothing fancy like the normal schnauzer cut, but I want his hair as short as possible for this heat. It's not very long right now because I did it myself recently and there aren't any mats or tangles. She owns a mobile dog grooming business and does the grooming out of one of those fancy trailers. She normally charges $65 for mini schnauzers and there's a $10 discount for first timers - so it will cost me $55 plus tax. Because she's not working at one of those retail chain places - do I still tip her? She's making $55 for probably an hour or less of work. So if I tip her, which is what I'm leaning towards doing; how much do I tip her? $10? And then pay her the original $65? Washing the dog is also included in the service. I'm not going to have her clip his nails because this was done recently at the vet. Backstory on how I met her: My dog decided to scale the fence of the outside dog yard we have. He doesn't stay outside at all - just to go to the bathroom and come back in. We have it fenced off for specifically this purpose. Well - he's not neutered and there's a kennel up the street that does dog training. We had a feeling that he got a whif of a female and took off. She was kind enough to catch him and call me. When I told her that I was 45 minutes away, she brought the dog back to the house because I couldn't come get him. It was a VERY nice thing for her to do. She's not right next door - but a few farms up the road. So - even if I she wouldn't normally be tipped - I'd still feel obligated to do so. I was actually even thinking of bringing her something in addition as a "thank you" like something baked or a potted plant. Perhaps I could bring her some veggies from the garden. May I have your opinions? If it were left up to me doing what I normally do, I'd likely overtip and then have people ask me later why I did that. lol.