3 Steps to a New Career
During the pandemic, we have seen a huge increase in demand for pet groomers, so this is an opportunity for you to start a new business! With so many pets and too few groomers- this is your opportunity. With a small hurdle to entry and a growing market, this is a great way to enter the pet industry.
But how do you make your goal a reality? Here are the three steps you should follow to become a dog groomer:
1. Take classes. As with any specialty, dog grooming requires a unique set of skills and knowledge to do the job correctly. So naturally, you will need to complete coursework to be able to work with animals. You can either complete your coursework online or at a school to earn your certificate.
2. Complete training in the field. To get your technique down, you will need to do real, on-the-job training. Getting hands-on experience will help you learn how to put what you know into practice, which is easier said than done when you have an excited pup in your care. But soon enough, you will have it down to a science.
3. Get your license. This step is typically optional but recommended. Dog grooming has become an increasingly competitive field and a license can help you stand out from other applicants and land a position at the facility or shop you want to work at, or help you start your own. To get licensed by the National Dog Groomers Association of America, you will need to pass a written exam as well as a demonstration of your skills. Note that some states may require a license to practice.