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FAQ About Pet Grooming

Dog Grooming FAQ

The purpose of this FAQ is to answer common questions about the pet grooming career.

Is there a difference between a “pet groomer” and a “dog groomer”?

No! Both of those terms are interchangeable with one another.

I am a pet groomer, and I’m also a dog groomer, and vice versa!
Don’t you need a pet grooming license to be a groomer?

This is the most common misconception that many would-be groomers have about this career, and the answer is that you don’t need a license to be a pet groomer.

How come the salary websites have dog groomer salary ranges that are so low?

You cannot figure a reliable average when analyzing how much dog groomers earn each year, so the salary websites are wrong.

The fact is this: Every groomer’s salary is different. Some beginning groomers make $30,000 a year, while some experienced groomers make $60,000 +. Some groomers make more than $100,000 a year.

You cannot simply average all of these different numbers together. It doesn’t work that way...
So then how do I know how much I’ll make as a groomer?

There is no way I can tell you how much you will make, but I can tell you how much you can make, and that is a lot!

If you follow the right path in this career, each year you can make $60,000, $80,000, or even $100,000 or more, like I do.

Click here to find out how I make the most money as a groomer and how you can do this as well.

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How To Become a Pet Groomer

Do you have to go to school to be a pet groomer?

Not every pet groomer attends a grooming school, and you can get the best training for free if you know how.

Using my step-by-step guide, you can get the training you need without paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars going to grooming school.
How much do pet grooming classes cost?

There are many grooming schools all over the world and they all charge different amounts for the training they offer.

However, many dog grooming schools charge from $5,000 to more than $10,000. Again, I can show you how to avoid paying for school.
What are chain store grooming academies?

Chain stores are the large retail pet supply stores. Many of these stores also offer pet grooming services as well as pet grooming training.
Can’t I get my training through a pet grooming program offered by one of these chain stores?

While you can receive training at these academies, the training is often inadequate. You should NEVER go through one of these training programs unless you know EXACTLY what to look for...

There is a much better way to get the training you need...
Hey Shelly, what do you think about this online pet grooming course?

I am asked this question often, and here’s my simple answer: I don’t like online grooming courses because none that I’ve seen offer any kind of good hands-on training, and good hands-on training is key to becoming a great and well-paid pet groomer.
But these courses are so cheap, and I think they could really help me!

Most of the courses I’ve seen cost hundreds of dollars, and I don’t call that cheap! Again, I’ve never seen an online pet grooming course that is up to my standards.

Sorry, but you can’t simply view online videos and manuals and learn how to groom dogs. It doesn’t work that way.
So where can I get good training to become a well-paid pet groomer?

If you’re serious about this career, there are ways you can get the best training for free, and you don’t always have to go to a grooming school.

The key is knowing where to look, and I can show you exactly how to find the training you need.

Opening a Pet Grooming Business

How can I open my own dog grooming business?

After you’re properly trained as a groomer, and after you have the necessary experience, you can open a grooming business. This is the goal of many groomers.

Again, they key is getting good training.
How much does it cost to open a grooming business?

One of the best things about opening a grooming business is that if you know what you’re doing, a grooming business is one of the least expensive types of service businesses you can open.

Sometimes you can get started for just a few hundred dollars and only spend more money as your grooming business grows.
How much do pet grooming businesses make?

Grooming business, like the groomers that run them, all make different amounts of money. Some smaller salons make as little as $50,000 a year, while others make $200,000 or more.

For more information, be sure to check out my blog!

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