Dog bathers work in boutiques that specialize in dog grooming, as well as kennels, pet stores, and even veterinary clinics. These pet care specialists assist in the grooming operation by performing the sometimes difficult task of bathing dogs of all sizes and dispositions. One of the main requirements to be a dog bather is being an animal lover in general. Even calm, obedient dogs can become unpredictable around baths and water, and it is up to the dog bather to control the animal in a respectful, non-binding way to perform the bathing and cleaning of the pet. The dog bather will typically work deliberately and speak comfortingly to the animal, offering praise and positive reinforcement for calm behavior.
Dog Bather Tasks
Trim, shave, and shape a dog’s coat, following typical patterns for the breed or owner’s directions.
Manage the front desk, answer the phone, schedule appointments, and greet customers.
Bathe and clean dogs, brush out their hair, clean ears, and trim toe nails.