Does your dog seem nervous? He’ll calm down
“When the pets arrive, they’re all nervous, but once they’re with me, they do pretty good. They become themselves again. When I take the dogs, they usually start shaking, and the [owners], they get worried about it. But eventually the dogs calm down a lot.” —Kim Crutsinger, owner of Kimberly’s Prancin’ Paws. Learn the sure signs your dog completely trusts you.
Not everyone is cut out to do it
“Throughout my career, I’ve trained a bunch of apprentices to be groomers, and I see as many people wash out as actually go through to be groomers. There’s a lot of hard work involved in it.” —Jamie White, groomer and sitter for Rover
It’s possible to turn a hobby into a career
“Grooming pets for me was just a hobby as a teenager. I grew up loving dogs, pets, everything; it was just fun for me. It was in the back of my head, always, to do something with pets. I always liked being a graphic designer, but this is something I know that I really love. I earn money by doing it, but that’s not why I do it.” —Soudeh Alimashrab, senior supervisor of on-demand pet grooming service Groomit