Animal groomers are responsible for making client’s pets look their best. They work mostly with dogs, but some clients will bring in cats and other animals to be groomed. Groomers must be familiar with the different breeds of dogs they are grooming as there are different ways that specific breads of dog need to be styled.
The following are some of the most common daily duties of an animal groomer:
- Scheduling grooming appointments
- Brushing fur
- Cutting and trimming fur
- Clipping nails
- Cleaning ears
- Drying and styling fur
- Sanitizing combs and sheers after use on each animal
- Reporting issues or assessments to pet owners
Animal groomers work within veterinary clinics, pet supply stores, dog spas and kennels. Some animal groomers are self employed and have mobile grooming stations. They bring all of their grooming supplies with them. This is preferred by some clients because they do not have to bring their dogs to a grooming facility and they can schedule the grooming time around their own schedule. Animal groomers that are self employed have more flexible hours and may work weekend and evening hours.
Starting your own business as a dog groomer gives you flexibility to work the hours and days that you want. Having a pet grooming business where you travel to the client’s home is ideal for a military spouse. You will have all of the supplies needed when moving from place to place; you would just need to build your clientele back up when relocating. Starting with other military families and being recommended to others is a good place to start. MyCAA will provide military spouses with money to advance their education and make a portable career, such as animal grooming, a possibility.
The job of dog grooming is expected to rise 16% from 2018 to 2028. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states this is much faster than other careers. Animal owners today are willing to spend more money on their pets than in the past. Pets are now being treated as part of the family.
This amazing new program is for all animal lovers. Whether you are looking to start a pet grooming business or want to learn to take care of your own furry family members, this program is for you. You will start by learning the correct medical terminology for animals which will allow you to understand animal’s anatomy, physiology, and how to best care for pets.
Ed4Career offers a variety of creative careers including the Animal Grooming Specialist bundle. This bundle includes Veterinary Medical Terminology, First Aid for Dogs and Cats, Start Your Own Home-Based Pet Grooming Business and DIY Dog Grooming courses.
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