May 10, 2015

Spotlight: Dog Groomer

Are you a dog lover? Dog grooming is an excellent way to make money working with dogs. It’s a fun, rewarding, and laid back job that doesn’t require any formal training or higher education. With a bit of experience and a love of dogs, you can easily become a dog groomer.

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Dog groomers work with all breeds of dogs to make them look good and smell great. It’s basically like the beauty industry for dogs. Dog groomers spend their day giving baths, cutting hair, clipping nails, and making sure dogs look sharp for their owners. It’s a fun job where you’re going to get dirty, but you’re going to love every minute of it.

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Dog grooming is an essential part of a dog’s health and an owner’s sanity, which means there are lots of opportunities. It’s fun working with animals. Every animal is different and so is every owner. As long as you’re nice to the dogs and make the dogs look and smell fantastic, the owners will be pleased.

Most dog groomers learn about grooming by practicing on their own dogs or their friend’s dogs. Some build websites to increase their web presence and marketing appeal, but others go straight for the jobs. Dog groomers can find work in mobile grooming vans, doggie daycares, animal hospitals, dog grooming boutiques, kennels, or pet stores (like Petco).

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There’s always a demand for dog groomers too. According to the ASPCA, there are 70 to 80 million dogs in the US. That’s a massive target market that needs your high quality grooming services. With so many dogs, there are opportunities for dog groomers just about everywhere.

Dog grooming is a cool career because you don’t need any formal training or higher education. It’s smart to earn a certification from the National Dog Groomers Association of America. This shows that you meet a certain standard for grooming, a knowledge of different breeds and their grooming styles, and it will help you find work.

Working with dogs is a enjoyable way to earn a paycheck. Dog groomers typically get paid per dog that they groom. When you can groom 4 to 8 dogs a day at $30 a dog, you can make a pretty good wage as a dog groomer.

Dog grooming is an awesome way to make a living. Why don’t you find a dog grooming job near you?

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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