Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pet Groomer Salary – Possible Salary Range for Dog Groomers 3

Dog grooming – the hygienic care of a dog and the enhancement of a dog’s appearance – is one sector of the pet industry that can be relatively easy to get into with no, or little, experience to start with. Not only that, it doesn’t have the same barrier of formal education qualifications that so many other professions have.

So, if you love being around dogs and are considering dog grooming as a profession, then you will no doubt be curious as to what level of income you can expect.

Therefore, one of your initial questions will probably be “how much do dog groomers make?”.

The typical dog groomer salary does of course vary, depending on whether you plan to work in a salon or become a dog groomer running your own business.

Either way, this article can give you some benchmark figures to help with your decision.


Dog Grooming Videos Online: Learn Cuts from Pet Grooming DVDs 2

One of the best ways to learn how to groom a dog is by having access to some really good dog grooming videos. That way, you can play them over and over again until you get the various clips down pat. Or, you can simply replay the sections that you need to review until you are totally comfortable with the various clipping tasks.

Below you can find DVDs for various dog breeds. And if you are interested in a mobile grooming business this DVD is proving very popular with groomers:

There is no substitute for professional instruction when it comes to a practical skill such as dog grooming, particularly if it is complemented by comprehensive dog grooming video footage.


How to Groom a Poodle – How to Trim Poodle 1

How to groom a Poodle is one skill that invariably poses a real challenge for new groomers. I’m sure the challenge would be no less for dog owners wishing to trim their own Poodles. Shaping ears, in particular, can be tricky.

But because Poodles can come in 3 different sizes, groomers need to be able to adjust their approaches accordingly.

More specifically you could be dealing with any one of these Poodles:

  • The Standard Poodle
  • A Miniature Poodle or
  • A Toy Poodle

The Poodle enjoys an enviable reputation of being one of the most intelligent of dog breeds, up there with the Border Collie. So this breed will prove to be a joy to work with either as a groomer or as a dog owner.

Those interested in a dog grooming career often ask:

Where can I learn how to groom a Poodle?”

How do I manage the different Poodle clips such as the more popular poodle cuts that a dog owner is likely to ask for?

And of course the type of trim will be dependent on whether the poodle is being groomed for showing or for comfort at home.