Did you know that around 34% of all households in New Zealand include at least one canine member – that’s a lot of pooches! And most pet parents are looking for ways to treat their animal companions to the best life possible, with 78% of owners considering them part of the family. That means wanting the best when it comes to healthcare, feeding and (you guessed it) grooming.
Most dogs need regular grooming to stay happy and healthy, especially in the warmer months. And not all owners have the time, energy, desire or skill to properly clip, wash and brush their pet’s coats themselves.
So, if you’ve always dreamed of becoming a dog groomer, then you can be sure that it’s a wonderful career path to choose. Not only is it incredibly rewarding for an animal lover to spend all day with furry friends, but the demand for grooming services has risen rapidly. Some grooming salons have seen as much as a 33% increase!
But what does being a groomer actually entail, and how do you train to become one? What grooming training is available online, and is there a dog grooming course you can pay off?
Let’s find out!