Pet Grooming Careers

Have you ever dreamed of a career where you could work with animals? Dog grooming is a career choice that offers personal rewards, financial opportunities, variety, creativity, and daily recognition. All of this along with being able to convey your love to the pets who are entrusted in your care every day. If this is your dream career, becoming a pet stylist is the answer. Dog grooming offers personal rewards and financial opportunities. Personal rewards come in four-legged packages, all sizes and colors, short hair, long hair, some shy and some outgoing. They come to your for their “magic makeover”. Afterwards as you watch them and their owners happily greet one another, you receive a warm feeling knowing you contributed to this happy moment the two of them share.

Financial opportunities in the pet care profession are many and varied. Dog grooming offers exceptional employment along with the choice of being in business for yourself. If you’ve dreamed of having your own business, this is the career for you. Your business location can be your home, a mobile grooming unit, a salon, a pet shop or a veterinary office – all of these businesses also employ groomers. A job or a business with unlimited potential — The choice is yours!

Dog grooming is a career choice that is not for everyone. It is a career for special people who love animals and want a career where they can express this love. If this career is for you, come to the Golden Paws Pet Styling Academy and in less than 10-12 weeks you can begin to make your dreams come true.

Salon Grooming

Salon grooming is for the business owner who would like to develop a larger enterprise. In a salon setting, once the clientele is established you may want to maintain the current growth yourself or you may want to add a pet bather. To increase the growth and sales you may want to add other stylists. Pet retail items can also be added for extra income. Salon grooming gives you these choices. As an employee, the salon setting enables you to work with other stylists as a team. This support and camaraderie creates a warm, personal working atmosphere along with a nice income base.

Veterinarian Clinics

Veterinarian clinics offer good salaries and working conditions for dog stylists. It may be possible to sublease some of the space with in the clinic setting to create a business for yourself. Sometimes you can increase your knowledge by assisting the doctors with various pets. Veterinarian medicine is the most important component in the pet care industry. Whether you are an employee, or, an in-house business owner you will benefit from their professional image.

Pet Shops

Pet shops and grooming are another perfect match. As a business owner this concept offers two strong incomes. The daily grooming brings in a steady clientele along with retail sales. Puppy sales create future clientele when owners return for their pet’s grooming and supplies. The atmosphere in the pet shop setting is one of fun with lots of activity which makes it a nice business for couples, or, for families who would like to build a business together. As an employee, the pet shop environment offers you a fun atmosphere to work in. Depending on the clientele, this concept normally offers you a strong income base.


Daycare and grooming are the perfect match in the pet care industry. As a business owner, a pet daycare offers two strong incomes. For those who like the pet “Bed & Breakfast” concept, along with grooming, this avenue is worth exploring. As an employee, the client base (depending on the size of the daycare) can offer you a strong income potential along with a nice working environment.

Mobile Grooming

Mobile grooming is an exciting new concept in the pet care profession. This concept offers you the flexibility needed to create a more enjoyable environment. As a business owner you can structure your appointments to fit your lifestyle. You can book your appointments around, or, within other pressing personal appointments. Need an item for the house, or, family? Make a quick stop along your route and pick it up. Need a vacation? Book your appointments around your vacation time. The mobile concept enables you to have some control over your career. As a mobile employee, you have a structured route and you are in charge of the daily operation. It is the next best thing to being in business for yourself.

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