Become a Groomer

Lots of information for dog groomers planning to set up business or merely looking for tips to enhance their dog grooming business.

Setting Up Your Dog Grooming Salon -Ideas for Your Business

Aside from the usual tools that every pet grooming salon has, there are a number of other items that go a long way towards making your business more professional or can I say a ‘cut above the rest’.

These items would include management tools as well as beautification touches.

But first let’s make sure that our must-have list of equipment is covered. This list would normally include:


Dog Grooming Business Cards & Pet Grooming Appointment Books

We have talked a lot about the tools and equipment that you would need when working as a dog groomer. What we haven’t talked about yet is what you need in the office itself. For example, have you thought about dog grooming business cards?

What are the administration type tools that would be essential in a salon? Alternatively, what does a mobile groomer need to manage a mobile grooming business?

Dog Grooming Business Cards

You might prefer hard copies of everything or you might prefer to go the tech route and set yourself up with some pretty nifty salon management software. Either way, you will want to have some cute, eye-catching reminder cards to send home with your repeat clients.

So, let’s see what is available on both sides of the ledger when shopping online.


Dog Grooming Jobs & Careers- Salon Stylist, Mobile Groomer.. 1

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. 


The 2017 Dog Grooming Industry –Dog Grooming Career Outlook

It would come as no surprise to learn that more and more people are becoming pet owners.

In the United States, dog ownership has increased from 68 million in 2000 to 78 million in 2012. This is according to the IPPTS Dog Grooming Industry Report 2017, a report that also looks at the growth and career outlook for the year.

Drying a dog after a bath

An encouraging takeaway from the report, for current and aspiring dog groomers, is the fact that spending on pets has increased. More money is being spent per pet than at any other time. This is largely as a result of pet owners seeking additional grooming services for their dogs and this would be across the whole spectrum of different breeds that require grooming on a regular basis.


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.