Dog grooming involves washing, grooming and clipping dogs and can be hard physical work.
If you are interested in becoming a dog groomer, approach dog grooming shops and franchises directly. They are often looking for assistance and may be willing to train you during an apprenticeship period.
Alternatively, you could attend an grooming course. To find a grooming instructor –
- In Sydney try Dog Grooming Australia or The Grooming School.
- In Perth, you could try The Dog Shed.
- In Brisbane try K9chic.
- In Melbourne, you could enrol in one Box Hill TAFE‘s Pet Grooming or Dog Grooming courses. Another well known course In Melbourne is at NMIT in Fairfield – it’s one of the most affordable courses and the students get hands on experience.
- The TAFE in Adelaide also runs pet grooming courses.
You could also consider buying a dog grooming franchise, such as Blue Wheelers or Jim’s Dog Wash. The price of the franchise will usually include training. Independent dog grooming businesses can sometimes be found for sale at OzDoggy. Buying a dog grooming franchise can involve a sizable capital outlay due to the cost of the equipment (usually including a van) but the benefit is that you will be taking an income at the same time as growing a business.