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
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
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
Additional Answers (3)
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
Answered By: joanie m - 10/4/2007
Are you the Beauty Expert in Your Group? Then Say Yes to Sell Avon!
$21/hr Start, Avg Pay $72K/yr No Experience Needed! Get Started.
We need people to fill a number of positions at Home
New job opportunities added daily. Search & apply for DC jobs now.
Other Career Questions
What jobs are there in the business field that are night jobs? Places and job titles please. Im have a BA in Business Admin and looking for a night job, already have a morning/day job.
Enumerate these jobs Say, patent application writting. patent application writing. In a company, what jobs are needed to keep confidential?
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.