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  • Spring Grooming Demand Increase is Coming

    In the last week we have gotten 302 new help wanted ads. We can't keep up with it this year, a record.
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    I remember when I first finished grooming school---there were NO jobs, none at all. Thankfully someone I went to grooming school hired me at her new shop. This is good news, new jobs are always good news.

    The pet industry is just exploding, and thankfully this will mean nothing but good news for pets and those who work in that industry.

    I know I've been very busy, I can barely keep up.

    Tammy in Utah
    Groomers Helper Affiliate

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    • #3
      Woo Hoo!!!

      I hope some of those ads are for my area.

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      • #4
        I, for one, will be glad when there are plenty of groomers for hire!! can't find dependable help here either! I'm busting at the seams already and just moved to a 1000 sq ft building!!

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        • #5
          I wonder how many newbes will stick with this job after their first year? And how many will still there after three years?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JJk View Post
            I wonder how many newbes will stick with this job after their first year? And how many will still there after three years?
            I'm one of those newbies who can't. I got bored at the petsomething I was trained at because of the limitations they placed on trying new techniques, and the fact that all I did was "shave sh**ty shoo shoos" (shih tzus). I lasted about 3 months there after I finished my groomer training with them. I've been at my current place for a year and a few months and I'm ready to go mobile for the quiet and control I can have with it. I am a firm believer that groomers are hard to keep due to different preferences in working styles and conditions, and wanting a certain level of control. It takes a lot of trial and error unfortunately, to find what you really want and can be comfortable with. I've had as many jobs as years that I've been working. But then, I'm still really young and haven't found my niche.

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            • #7
              I talked with a dog trainer yesterday at the Pet Expo and he said he has never met a groomer that was all there. Then I introduced myself. He was squirming for a moment. I was not impressed with him. He had a dog laying there with a shock collar on that was petrified to move. Obviously he is not training correctly. The dog should respect not fear the collar. He advertised he can have ANY dog well behaved in 2 weeks. Sorry buddy, but you can scare the **** out of any dog in 2 weeks, but that is about it, and it takes working with the owner and teaching them too.
              If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!

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              • #8
                Me, too!

                Originally posted by SpikeyTheYorkie View Post
                I know I've been very busy, I can barely keep up. Tammy in Utah

                However, I'm not planning on doing any hiring, as I'm going to be out of the shop and mobile by the end of June. I'm already busting my butt, and now the OAY calls are starting to come in. You know what? I'm glad I'm in a position to turn them down! I may end up squeezing in afew, but after 22 years in this job, it's nice to know that there are some 'perks' for having paid your dues.lol
                Now, if only that can continue once I make the leap to mobile. :-0

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RevWind View Post
                  I'm one of those newbies who can't. I got bored at the petsomething I was trained at because of the limitations they placed on trying new techniques, and the fact that all I did was "shave sh**ty shoo shoos" (shih tzus). I lasted about 3 months there after I finished my groomer training with them. I've been at my current place for a year and a few months and I'm ready to go mobile for the quiet and control I can have with it. I am a firm believer that groomers are hard to keep due to different preferences in working styles and conditions, and wanting a certain level of control. It takes a lot of trial and error unfortunately, to find what you really want and can be comfortable with. I've had as many jobs as years that I've been working. But then, I'm still really young and haven't found my niche.
                  I'm with you on that one. Not to worry cause I'm middle aged and looking for my niche and too get bored when I am no longer learning anything.

                  Although I gave my boredomover a year to pass and when it didn't I got out.

                  Of course I was already considering getting my own thing going once I learned some more.

                  It seems like a lot of us get into grooming because we like to work hard, we love animals but we don't necessarily like working with and/or for other people. There's nothing wrong with that were just more independent.

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                  • #10
                    Once you start your own mobile, boredom is a thing of the past. Good luck to all just starting!!!

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