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Grooming Supplement:

So You Want To

Dog grooming is a rapidly growing industry. There are over 2,000 salons dedicated to dogs in the United Kingdom; most of these are privately owned premises dealing only with dog grooming.

However, certain other outlets such as vets, boarding and breeding kennels and even garden centres are known to offer this service. There are also mobile groomers who visit and groom dogs in their own homes.

Rates of pay vary in this fi eld depending on experience, if you are self-employed and the area in which you work.

It is essential that any potential groomers be equally as profi cient at handling dogs as they are at handling a comb and scissors. Some dogs will not want to be shampooed and combed, whereas other dogs will have no problem with it at all. All dog groomers must be prepared to deal with all types of dog, with different coats, in different conditions and in different moods.

Patience is a necessity; a dog groomer could have to spend hours trying to groom a particularly temperamental dog who is showing no signs of cooperating and making the job more diffi cult.

A dog groomer will need extremely good hand to eye coordination in order to be able to do a good grooming of the dog and also to ensure that at no point is the dog in danger of receiving a nick or cut from a slipped pair of scissors.

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This possibility can be drastically increased if the dog is agitated or worried, so it is imperative that the groomer is confi dent at handling dogs and dealing with their moods. Good customer service and business skills are highly desirable.

There are three main avenues to pursue with a view to becoming a dog groomer. Private grooming salons offer training courses, almost all of these are on a fee paying basis. Some private salons offer apprenticeships to young people interested in the job.

Potential dog groomers who are considering this method of training should be sure to check that they are being trained by someone who possesses the city and guilds dog grooming certifi cate 775. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46
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