Dog grooming is a profession that is perfect for the animal lover that has decided to devote their life to work to animals, but does not see themselves working in a veterinarian hospital. As a dog groomer, you have several advantages in that you are self-employed, you can set your own hours and you get to spend the entire day doing something that you love.
Dog grooming is not something that you can just begin one day. It does take time to learn about the different breeds, coat types, clipping styles and even the nutrition that a dog needs to look his or her best. Additionally, as a groomer, you have a responsibility towards the animals in that you should be able to recognize anytime an animal needs medical attention and you should pass that information along to the dog's owner.
Dog grooming is the act of ensuring the dog's skin and coat are in a clean and balanced state. Many dogs simply need a good bath, nails clipped and brushed out while others need more complicated coat clipping and style performed on them. If the dog is a pet or a show animal, the owner may also have other requirements in the grooming of their dog as well. As a groomer, it is your job to ensure that no matter what the requirements are, the dog comes out of your shop looking its best.
How you groom a dog depends on its breed, coat type, as well as the owner's preferences. Many owners are able to handle a certain amount of grooming up to a point in a dog's daily life, but there are always going to be times when a professional hand is needed to take a good looking dog and turn it into a great looking dog. This is where you and this course comes in. Here you will learn everything you need to know about dog grooming from before the dog hits the bathtub to the moment the owner takes it out your door.