Animal Grooming

Animal groomers maintain the physical appearance of pets by bathing them, trimming nails and cutting hair or fur. Groomers usually receive on-the-job training and can work in a variety of settings. Read on to learn more about jobs as an animal groomer.

Inside Animal Grooming

Animal groomers brush, bathe and style the hair or fur of domestic pets, usually dogs. They also cut animals' nails, clean their ears and maintain their general appearance. Animal groomers work in kennels, veterinary clinics, animal shelters and pet supply stores. Others may be self-employed and operate a salon or make house calls.

Education Information

Animal groomers generally learn their trade by completing apprenticeships under the supervision of experienced groomers or by attending a formal animal grooming school. Grooming programs teach students how to care for both small and large animals.

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