Dog Grooming Career

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Reward Yourself with a Fulfilling Career
How often have you thought about having a career working with animals? Enrolling in the ABC Grooming Instruction Program today can be the first step toward making that dream of an animal job a reality. The certification program offered by our pet grooming school will give you the skills needed to groom and make animals look and feel their best while affording you a job you can be proud of.

Dog Grooming Service Jobs Projected to Rise
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for professional Dog Grooming services will rise by 19% by the year 2016. This represents one of the largest growth opportunities available as the pet care industry continues to explode. This demand will open the door to many possibilities for animal lovers wishing to pursue professional grooming jobs and other animal careers. The ABC Grooming Instruction Program can launch you into a variety of exciting animal jobs, such as:

  • Pet Groomer
  • Groomer’s Assistant
  • Animal Stylist
  • Pet Care Specialist
  • Kennel Worker
  • Animal Shelter Worker

Job Placement Opportunities
ABC's unique grooming school is a combination of in-home study and hands-on training. ABC's Student Groomers are educated in the field of canine and feline grooming and thus prepared to begin their professional grooming career upon graduation. During the ABC Grooming Instruction Program, each student is required to complete an extensive externship in a grooming shop, mobile grooming facility, etc.

On-the-Job Training is Critical to your Success
The inclusion of a hands-on training component in ABC's Grooming Program is critical for the learning process and extremely marketable to future employers. Extensive research of pet grooming business owners nationwide indicates that 94% of professional groomers prefer to hire certified graduates from grooming schools where the curriculum included a hands-on training module in a grooming shop or mobile grooming setting.

Significance of Certification
Becoming an ABC Certified Groomer will demonstrate your level of dedication and commitment to future employers. In fact, over 83% of all groomers surveyed stated they would prefer to employ groomers who pursued and achieved certification over those who did not. Your education and certification in this ever-changing field will prove to your employers you have the knowledge and skills necessary to support their needs.

Relationship Building Leads to Employment
Powerful relationships are formed between the ABC Student and the training facility during the hands-on training portion of the ABC Grooming Instruction Program. This goes a long way in increasing the opportunity for employment for each student after graduation. What’s more, our records show that over 76% of grooming professionals would welcome the opportunity to hire students they have mentored once a position became available.

Employment Locations
With the education received in the ABC Grooming Instruction Program, graduates have the opportunity to work at a variety of locations, such as a(n):

  • Grooming Salon
  • Mobile Grooming Facility
  • Animal Shelter
  • Veterinary Clinic
  • Doggie Daycare
  • Pet-Supply Stores
  • Kennel
  • Your Own Home

Other Animal Career Opportunities
Are you interested in learning about other animal career opportunities? Check out Animal Behavior College’s other animal career certification programs:

Certified Dog Obedience Instructor Program - visit

Certified Veterinary Assistant Program – visit



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