Ratliff finding success with mobile grooming business, invents popular new products

Owensboro native Troy Ratliff and his wife Jessica opened On The Go Grooming in 2006 as a full-service mobile pet studio. After more than a decade of rampant growth and growing tired of inconsistent and unreliable grooming products, Ratliff decided to invent his own line of innovative products.

He launched Alpha Grooming Products in 2013 as an online grooming store that features innovative products. He is most noted for creating the first-ever water-proof grooming loop. 

“The tools that were available to me when I first started were not quality — I invented my own and let others use them and they encouraged me to take it further,” Ratliff said. “Our first product wasn’t eligible for a patent because it was on the market for too long, but we created a new design this year that is patent-pending.”

Referred to as a Biothane Grooming Loop, the water-proof loop is used to provide a secure and safe grooming process for both dog and…

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