Becoming a dog groomer is one of the most rewarding career paths to take – but there are many rules that every professional groomer needs to know like the back of their hand.
As a pet groomer, your main goal is to keep animals happy, healthy, and calm. So what are the top commandments of being a dog groomer? Use this free download to keep your groomer training on track, and teach pet owners a thing or two about your job!
10 Commandments of Dog Grooming
1. Humanity Before Vanity
Never start a grooming task that could potentially cause harm to a pet – ever!
2. Safety First
Protecting yourself AND the dogs in your grooming salon is the very first step to a successful groom.
3. Use the Right Tools for the Right Jobs
Investing in a quality dog grooming kit will ensure you have every tool you need for each breed that comes into your pet salon. Don’t take short cuts with your grooming tools!
4. Keep the Fur On
Fur is so important to a dog’s lifestyle and health – it’s important to know when you need to keep their fur on instead of giving them a buzz cut.
5. Frustration Leads to Frustration
If you start to get stressed out during a pet grooming appointment, your furry friend will also become overwhelmed and anxious. Stay calm and alert, and you’ll both be better off!
6. It’s All About Pre-Work
Trimming and brushing clean fur is what will keep your furry friends looking (and feeling) their best. Always start with a complete bath and get their fur to its best state.
7. Aggression Means Fear or Pain
Always stay alert for signs of aggression – not only to keep yourself safe, but to understand what your canine clients are feeling!
8. If You Can’t Touch Skin, You’re In Trouble
A great dog groomer can always get to the skin after a grooming appointment. The fur should be detangled and there should be no mats to be seen or felt.