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Hi, I just got a job as a pet groomer and I was wondering if you (groomers, dog owners) has any advice for me?

I was enrolled in school to become a vet tech but then my financial aid fell through so I ended up not moving away to school, I had to find a new job to support myself here (since I already quit my old job in anticipation of moving away to college, btw: I'm 19 and I haven't lived with my parents since I was 14, so I'm used to having to support myself by working as a housekeeper, nanny, other odd jobs). I found a job as an intern in a grooming salon, I already know how to groom a dog (I was raised on an animal rescue and have worked/volunteered for the humane society since I was a little girl), however training is standard for all new employees. I'm really liking my new job however it's different for me to work with dogs (I usually worked with livestock and exotic pets on my father's animal rescue) and it's also different for me to work with animals that aren't homeless. I'm looking for advice on grooming? advice on talking to the dog owners? advice on which grooming tools are best? oh, btw, this is the site from which I will be purchasing my grooming supplies, do any of you have personal experiences with this site you'd be willing to share? positive or negative. oh, btw, this is the site from which I will be purchasing my grooming supplies, do any of you have personal experiences with this site you'd be willing to share? positive or negative. http://www.petedge.com/home.jsp I'm sorry my sleep deprived mind is giving me grief tonight: the question should be worded "have" not "has" and I did not mean to post the above details twice please bare with me if I confuse any of you with these mistakes, and thank you for your responses in advance thank you, yes I'm enrolling in courses through PennFoster as soon as I get myself settled with a more reliable laptop

Asked By: kisses come in fives - 10/4/2007
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My condolences...lol Just kidding. Grooming can be very rewarding, but mostly is is just hard work. There is a LOT more to grooming for the public than there is to grooming for your own animals... More
Answered By: Jennifer T - 10/4/2007
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Sounds like you already have a lot of experience. You are probably just nervous to start your new job. If you are grooming at a vet or pet store I'm sure they already have all the tools you need. If not...claw clippers, different kinds of shampoos....for fleas ,sensitive skin, oily coats, mange etc.... clippers for... More
Answered By: Crystal - 10/4/2007
 
It is pretty simple to groom a pet & training should help you w. the rest of it... More
Answered By: fleshgurl - 10/4/2007
 
Advice on grooming is be sure to check every body part so that you can report to the owner any problem that needs vet attention. Be sure to always check the teeth and ear canals and pads especially. Report on any lumps and bumps even if you may have told them last time. Always keep meticulous notes on the record card... More
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