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Do you love pets and have a creative flair? Want to make good money and be your own boss? Take the first step towards financial freedom and a career you'll love with Central Pet's Grooming Academy.
At Central Pet's Grooming Academy, you will learn the basics to begin a successful career as a pet stylist. This is a rewarding career with great benefits! You will learn: bathing, brushing, drying, clipping and scissor work. We will go over the long list of dog breeds and breed specific haircuts. You will learn how to trim and dremel nails; identify skin and coat conditions, pet first aid, and more!
New students receive a Grooming Kit containing all the tools needed to be successful. This includes: 2 speed clippers with all the necessary blades and attachments, curved shears, straight shears, thinning shears, nail clippers, ear cleaner, slicker brushes, de-matting tools, wide tooth combs, etc.
Upon completion of the course, you will be considered for a part-time or full-time position at Central Pet where you will be given an existing client list to get your career started on the right foot.
Central Pet Grooming Academy provides a fun and safe environment in which we teach the art of Pet Grooming via hands on experience in a real-world setting.
Our program not only teaches the skills you need to become a Certified Groomer, but includes career development skills as well. We cover everything from breed knowledge, tools of the trade, and hands on learning to client relations, health conditions and business management to ensure you have everything you need to be successful!
Because Pet Grooming is in such high demand and requires less schooling than traditional degrees, we offer open enrollment year-round, allowing you to spend less for a quality education; less cost, less time, and better job security!
Top 10 Reasons to Become a Professional Pet Groomer
Dog groomers get to work with dogs every day, which is certainly a big incentive for dog lovers! This is a job with a high level of hands-on contact. Groomers can also work exclusively with a particular breed of interest if they so choose.
Groomers provide valuable health related services such as trimming nails, bathing, cleaning ears, and checking for skin conditions. They can inform the owner of any unusual changes or observable problems with a pet’s health so that they can be brought to the attention of a qualified veterinarian.
Groomers have the luxury of setting any work schedule that they desire. While many groomers primarily work traditional office hours, some choose to work part time or travel the show circuit.
Groomers are always learning new techniques and skills, whether this is from practical experience, learning from other groomers, or going to training clinics and trade shows. New equipment is always being brought to the marketplace, and top groomers tend to take advantage of innovations that are designed to improve work quality and efficiency.
Dog groomers can set their own prices for the different types of cuts they perform (with prices based on the amount of time involved and the technical difficulty of the specific cut). Experienced groomers with a solid client base can demand top dollar for their services. Show groomers working at the national level can earn extremely high pay for each cut completed.
Individual groomers can focus on providing services for a few specific breeds (or in some cases just one particular breed of choice). Alternatively, they may provide services to broader categories such as working group breeds or toy breeds. Some groomers specialize even further, providing grooming services exclusively to those in the dog show industry (a particularly lucrative option if the groomer has the requisite level of skill).
Dog groomers can learn the basics of the trade in a relatively short period of time. Some salons will train groomers on the job, but there are also many professional training programs that cover the necessary skills within a few weeks or months of intensive practice. While certification is not necessary to pursue this career path, there are several certification options that can enhance the groomer’s professional credentials.
Groomers tend to enjoy working with both pets and people, and they certainly have the opportunity to interact with both in this career path. Promoting good client relations can be a key aspect of a groomer’s success. Pet owners may become good friends with their pet’s groomer (much in the same way they tend to become friends with their own hairstylist). This can lead to valuable referrals and connections in the local business area.
The 2014 survey conducted by the American Pet Product Association (APPA) indicated that the pet industry was responsible for $58.5 billion in annual spending in the United States. The pet services portion of the industry, which includes pet grooming, was responsible for $4.73 billion of that total. Spending on pet services is one of the fastest growing aspects of the industry, and this translates to excellent opportunities for dog groomers and other pet service providers.
Dog grooming is an extremely accessible option for those wishing to be self-employed. A groomer can open their own salon (or become an independent contractor within an established salon) with a fairly reasonable investment of funds for basic equipment and advertising. Another option that has been growing in popularity is the mobile dog grooming salon, where the groomer purchases a specially outfitted van and travels to client homes to perform grooming services.
Full Time Schedule:
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday - 8am through 4pm
Part Time Schedule:
Tuesday / Friday - 8am - 4pm