Ever thought about becoming a professional dog groomer? Many people that love to work with animals, dogs especially, choose the career path of dog grooming. While there are some negative aspects to the career, there are also many good reasons to seriously consider this field.
5. You have the option of either working out of your home or taking your business on the road. When first starting out in this career, many people work out of their homes to save on the costs of having a mobile dog grooming unit. This also allows you to be a stay-at-home mom with a career. On the other hand, you can choose to expand your business by having a mobile dog grooming van that allows you to reach more potential customers. If you live in a more rural area, this would be the best choose to add convenience to your clients.
4. Some communities do not have a business that provides dog grooming of any kind. This is great for you because you have no competition, which allows your business to start off with a bang. This would be what they call a “niche market” because you will be the only person around to offer this service. Statistics show that by 2012 the percentage of dog owners is to grow by 10%-20%. So the idea is to get in before more and more dog grooming businesses set up shop in your area.
3. If you love animals, what better way to spend your working day than to spend it around the creatures you love. This career choice will offer you, at the very least, a supplemental income in addition to doing something that you enjoy. You are able to form a bond with the human clients as well. Who knows, maybe you will find a lifelong friend that enjoys animals as much as you do.
2. To be a professional dog groomer, you will need some type of education. The good news is that, to gain knowledge and certification in this field, it will not cost you an arm and a leg. There are classes that offer hands on training and there are also online courses you can. The course that are found online might not be a hands on type of training but usually cost less and are designed to walk you through each method. Its up to you which to choose. Both offer a certificate upon completion so that you can hang it in your area of operation.
1. The most important reason to become a dog groomer, in my opinion, is the freedom of being your own boss. You will also have the final say in what type of dog groomer you want to be. Do you want to just offer the basics? Or do you want to try a more posh approach by offering the basics along with nail polishing, fur dying or even temporary doggie tattoos? The possibilities are endless.
All in all, it will take more than a moment to decide if this is the right career for you. Take some time, research all you can and come up with a well thought out game plan. If you decide to pursue this dream of yours, just keep in mind that it will take a good bit of hard work and learning experiences to get you where you want to go.