Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Introduction!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Introduction!

    Hello Everyone! I didn't see a place to introduce ourselves, so I thought that I would post this here. I'm new in the forum and hoping to meet everyone soon! I have aways wanted to be a groomer and this is a great place to learn alot of practical information. You guys are a "grrrr"eat inspiration! Thanks!

  • #2
    Welcome. Are you a groomer or are you going to school to become one or at this moment just dreaming of being one?
    I love your avatar, being my maiden name was "Bassett" I have a fondness for the breed.
    "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
    Diane

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Pixie View Post
      Welcome. Are you a groomer or are you going to school to become one or at this moment just dreaming of being one?
      I love your avatar, being my maiden name was "Bassett" I have a fondness for the breed.
      Hi Pixie! I have wanted to groom since I was extremely young. I finally decided that I just need to go ahead and follow my heart. I have lots of experience with my own pets and now I am looking for a groomer that I can work with for free while officially learning. I plan to also get a home training course. I guess that puts me in the "dreaming" catagory, but I am thinking of it more as a "planning, and already on my way" catagory!

      Comment


      • #4
        Hi! Your story sounds a lot like mine. I also dreamed of being a groomer since I was very young. My parents didn't feel it was a 'real' career and didn't encourage it. I went to college for a year and after many jobs with bad bosses my husband was the one that encouraged me to pursue my need to groom. It took a long time to find a groomer that would take me in as an apprentice. I ended up going to a shop 45 mintues away. I've been on my own for two years now and am loving every minute of it. Good Luck to you!!

        Comment


        • #5
          I too am just starting out. i am currently working for the person who trained me but hope to open my own shop soon. I already registered the name in my state Pup N' Suds. I am sooooooooo excited.

          Comment


          • #6
            Welcome

            Too much fun I hope you have a long and informative relationship with this board. The members are really great about replying and helping anyone who needs answers. Let us know if you need any help

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by toomuchfunbnme View Post
              Hello Everyone! I didn't see a place to introduce ourselves, so I thought that I would post this here. I'm new in the forum and hoping to meet everyone soon! I have aways wanted to be a groomer and this is a great place to learn alot of practical information. You guys are a "grrrr"eat inspiration! Thanks!
              Welcome to the world of "professional dog wrestling" That is your new title, not groomer lol. Everyone here is wonderful and always a great help with any questions you might have. Helly and Tammy are the grooming gods of knowledge. As you will get to find out. Even the dumbest questions I have asked they are quick with the answer. Are you planning on working in a shop or going mobile?
              If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!

              Comment


              • #8
                WELCOME

                I'm new to the board too. I finally fulfilled my dream of opening up a Salon at home. It's been awesome!! I can't imagine doing anything else - I feel blessed and almost guilty sometimes. Good luck with your plans! It's a process - But you CAN do it!! Keep us informed on how you're doing.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Thanks Everyone!

                  Thanks for all of the kind encouragement everyone! I am having a small challenge finding a grooming salon that will let me work for free. (This must be an "opportunity" in disguise!)

                  I plan to study as much as I can on my own if no salons will accept me. I saw a post on the old forum from someone who placed an add in the newspaper for dogs to groom for free while they were learning on their own. I think this is a great idea and I will do that if I have to. Unfortunately I can't afford school, but fortunately I always do what I can with what I've got and make the most of it. I plan to purchase Notes From The Grooming Table and Theory Of Five as well.

                  I have a good eye for design and art. I've worked in salons for years and can't beleive some of the funktified, crooked cuts I've seen walking out of those places. I have already groomed many fur babies better than that! Plus I luuuv, luuuv, luuuv anything feathery, fluffy or furry and have lots of experience owning and caring for all kinds of critters.

                  I would like to have a mobile grooming business once I'm ready. I'm sure that with my past experience of working for myself that I will be a success. "All" ( and I know that 's a big "All") I need to do is learn and get comfortable with grooming techniques.

                  Er, I mean wrestiling techniques, Ha Ha...You are too funny diamienono, LOL.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    WELCOME

                    I'm a pretty new groomer too!!!!!!! I took the plunge and quit a full time job as manager of a Saddle/farrier shop(family owned), got an online course, did an apprenticeship, and opened my own shop. Hind sight being 20/20, I wish I had of been able to "take time off" and physically GO TO school. BUT, that's where this board is PERFECT, everyone is so helpful and encouraging, I love it here!!!!!!!!

                    Good Luck to you!!!!!!!! Follow your dreams, it's SO worth it in the end!!!!!!!!!


                    Vicki

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Hi! This board is awesome! You will laern so much. Best of luck!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Tremendous Web site

                        This new site is incredible!!! Kudos to steven this is so user friendly it will be the benchmark for our industry!!!

                        Well Done!!!

                        Buzzy The bear!!!!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Welcome Welcome, But most of all have fun..You will learn a ton of stuff
                          "Whoever Said That Money Can't Buy Happiness Forgot About Puppies"
                          Nancy

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Welcome to the board.

                            I just have to make one comment about dumb questions. The only dumb question is the one you don't ask. If you don't ask questions, you don't learn the answer. So ASK!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Welocme to the board This is an awesome place to ask questions and learn.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X