“I am the owner of a dog grooming business and also the proud owner of the Prima Bathing System for 5 years.  One might wonder why a groomer would need this equipment for shampooing a dog.  You would go through gallons and gallons of shampoo and time has to be considered too. With a system like this, a groomer can get more dogs done in a shorter amount of time but for me mostly, it’s the efficiency and effectiveness that matters most.  Also, I use a shampoo that dilutes 50:1 and it’s made for bathing systems.  I learned about this system when I was getting certified at dog grooming school.  After using it a few times, I realized that it was going to be necessary for my salon so I bought one and not once have I regretted it.  If this died, I wouldn’t hesitate for one minute to get it repaired or buy a new one. 

I groom many large dogs from golden retrievers to Samoyeds and Old English Sheepdogs.  This is where the system really makes life easier.  Some dogs are double and triple coated or have long thick fur.  The Prima is like a power washer for dogs.  It gets right down to the skin.  To do this manually, not only would you go through tons of shampoo but the manual labor adds a lot of extra time and strain on your body.  Honestly, I could not live without it.  If anything goes ‘burp’, I call Gary Falkenburg and he immediately addresses the issue.  He never puts me off, he knows what the problem is and if not, he works me through what to do so the problem can be taken care of.  He even sent me a loaner in the past to get me through an upcoming difficult day of bathing huge dogs.  I know there are a few other bathing systems out there but my experience with Gary and the Prima has been so positive that there is no way I’d try another. 

 The Prima requires very little upkeep to maintain good working order.  Just run clean water through the system at the end of every day and every few weeks, run vinegar and water on the inside of the pump and the interior of the machine.  That’s it, very easy and quick.  If you have a problem, it can be as simple as air in the line which you can remove by running the auxiliary or just getting the filter back on properly.  It’s worth every penny and then some. 

Feel free to call me if you want to discuss the benefits of the Prima any further.  I’m not selling anything, I am just a happy consumer of this fabulous product and I use it daily with appreciation.  You can get my number from Gary if you wish to call me.”

Melinda Brown, Heavenly Critters Pet Nanny, Portland, OR 


“I would like to take a moment just to let you know how much I enjoy bathing now with my Prima Bathing System. I have owned a Prima for about 10 years now and have used both the Prima and the Pima Encore. I love the way it gets dogs coats so clean and ready for a good grooming. I highly recommend this unit for any groomer. I love using it to bath and it saves a lot on shampoo, water, and your back. If any groomer is interested, but not to sure, I would be glad to put in a good word for the Prima. I have been grooming for 26 years now and other local groomers in my area I have presented this unit to and they have purchased. Thank you again for making bathing a lot more enjoyable!”

Renie Smith-Ward, Wag In Tail Dog Grooming, Auburn, NY


“I would like to complement your company on the development of this machine. It has been extremely effective in dramatically lowering our costs and has made life easier and our employees happier. Operating a kennel since 1973 with a capacity to board more than 100 dogs we have hadays when we have had more than 40 baths. NOBODY looked forward to bathing that many dogs as it was a time consuming, difficult and unpleasant task.

The use of your machine has lessened the amount of the shampoo necessary, and at $40.00 per gallon, that represented a considerable savings. The machine also makes bathing far more efficient and effective while lowering the effort necessary to get the dogs bathed properly. But the most dramatic savings came in the time we have saved. We get a better job done with approximately a 75% savings in time. This allowed me to reduce my staff requirements by one employee, thus the cost of the machine was saved within the first six months of its purchase and we have realized a tremendous savings in labor costs since that time.

We have recommended your system to others and would gladly do so to anyone who would like to contact us for a referral.”

Don Sterling, Quail Run Kennel, Medford, NY