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Whether times are ‘ruff’ or maybe you find yourself just barking up the wrong tree in life, you may come to a conclusion that you would like to take your dog loving to a new level or just take on a new business venture.

Either way, you’re anxious to get your paws dirty.

Let’s take a look at the wide variety of opportunities in the world of grooming man’s best friend.

But first things first.

Before you begin embarking on this career path, you will need to decide if you want to work for an employer or run the business yourself. If it is the latter, then you will need to decide if your business will be stationary (in a salon) or mobile (going to the customer) and you will also need to acquire the necessary tools.

But even before that, you will need to make sure that you have the necessary pet grooming skills. This might entail learning completely from scratch or it might simply mean brushing up on existing knowledge and building on that. 


How to Be a Great Pet Parent – Making Your Dog Feel at Home

The dogs that attend grooming salons are pets that usually come from nice homes. Providing the right home environment for a dog is paramount to his/her health and well-being.

However, as dog lovers and pet groomers, it’s difficult to swallow the following statistics.

According to the ASPCA, animal shelters take in about 7.6 million dogs and cats each year. Unfortunately, only 2.7 million animals are adopted each year. It would be great if this number could increase.

So let’s explore what it takes to provide an appropriate home for a new dog., a dog that can be a happy client when he sees his groomer every couple of months.

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Becoming a Pet Parent

Jessica’s comments below are probably quite typical of concerns many might have when they first consider adopting a new dog:

I’ve been a pet owner for decades. I know the seemingly infinite joy and love  that comes from having a pet. But I also remember how nervous I was when I adopted my first dog.

–  Jessica

So let’s see what tips Jessica has for us in her article below: (more…)

Dog Skin Conditions and Allergic Irritations

I would wager that, like me, you have battled a skin problem with at least one dog in your time either as a pet owner or groomer. And more than likely, you have encountered the problem with many puppies and adult dogs over the years.

Scratching Dog

Yes, dog allergies can be a huge problem. Nobody wants to see their beloved dog miserable with the persistent discomfort that comes from scratching and itching and biting red, irritated skin areas.  (more…)

Types of Goldendoodle Haircuts: Goldendoodle Grooming Styles

So you are the proud owner of a gorgeous Goldendoodle. What’s not to like? If you are trying to decide which type of Goldendoodle haircut to opt for, from the best Goldendoodle grooming styles on offer. then read on.

If you already own a member of this breed, then you will know all too well that a good grooming routine is required.

On the other hand, if you are just getting ready to welcome home your new little Goldendoodle puppy then it is probably a good idea to know what is ahead with respect to grooming and just how to go about it. 

To help you get started, I can refer you to some good Goldendoodle grooming tips, including which tools to use(more…)

How to Groom a Dog with Clippers – How to Use Dog Clippers

Do you have a dog breed that needs clipping every month or so? it is hard to beat that professional looking hairstyle when you pick up your pooch from the groomers. However, if you sit down to add up the cost, over a few months, not to mention years, you might be staggered to see the totaled figure. 

And letting the hair grow a little longer between salon visits is not the answer. Neglected dog coats usually lead to matted hair which means that the time spent clipping ends up being longer than usual.  (more…)