Becoming a Pet Groomer
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Becoming a Pet Groomer

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Washes, dries, brushes, combs, cuts and styles pets' coats, clips their nails and cleans their ears.
Training time 6 months - 1 year
Average pay $26,522
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 1,800

What does a Pet Groomer do?

  • teaching animals to obey verbal and non-verbal commands and addressing behavioural problems
  • training animals to accept riders and pull vehicles
  • training animals to perform in competitions
  • bathing, cutting, combing, blow-drying and styling pets' coats, clipping their nails and cleaning their ears
  • inspecting, preparing, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining comfortable animal cages and enclosures
  • transporting food, filling water troughs and feeding animals according to their individual needs
  • maintaining animal health records, treating minor injuries and reporting serious conditions to Veterinarians
  • exercising and playing with animals, answering visitor questions, and transferring animals between enclosures by leading or carrying them

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