Pet groomers are responsible for bathing and styling pets and must provide quality customer service after analyzing owners' needs and requirements. They should follow strict safety guidelines to protect the safety of everyone involved, and they may use protective gear such as gloves or water boots.
Pet groomers use only approved grooming products and tools, such as special grooming shampoo, scissors, or combs, and communication skills are important in this position to work well with customers and understand what they want. They may work with other groomers to achieve the best look for pets and share information about different needs and preferences for different cuts and styles. They also work together with pets' owners to achieve results.
Pet groomers may give pets baths before styling, cut nails to appropriate lengths, apply conditioners to the hair and skin, and other benefits. They utilize different tools such as dryers and combs, and also order new supplies and provide a positive environment for pets to feel safe. They may show magazines and previous results to clients so they can decide treatment or options they prefer, and should be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time and move equipment and heavy pets on a regular basis. A pet grooming license is generally required for this position, and prior experience is often necessary, as well.
Pet Groomer Tasks
Follow directions to appropriately use equipment and supplies.
Work with dogs to complete grooming tasks, relieving anxiety and meeting schedules.
Maintain records on all pets and clients, including services supplied.
Interact with clients to identify services and set expectations.
Identify health problems and notify owners in a respectful manner.