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Career Options

Choosing a career in the dog styling profession will give you the choice of being self-employed, or, of being an employee. The choice is yours. This profession offers opportunities and flexibility nation wide. These opportunities are possible because the demand for well-qualified dog stylists is greater than the supply. This short supply is the result from the profession being somewhat hidden, almost obscure from the public as a career choice. This obscurity on the other hand has created exceptional opportunities for the people who love animals and who want an exciting and rewarding career in the pet care profession. If working with animals has always been your dream- now is the opportune time to make it come true!

Career Options

Pet Shops

Pet shops and grooming are another perfect match. As a business owner this concept offers two strong incomes. The daily grooming brings in a steady clientele along with retail sales. Puppy sales create future clientele when owners return for their pet's grooming and supplies. The atmosphere in the pet shop setting is one of fun with lots of activity which makes it a nice business for couples, or, for families who would like to build a business together. As an employee, the pet shop environment offers you a fun atmosphere to work in. Depending on the clientele, this concept normally offers you a strong income base.

Mobile Grooming

Mobile grooming is an exciting new concept in the pet care profession. This concept offers you the flexibility needed to create a more enjoyable environment. As a business owner you can structure your appointments to fit your lifestyle. You can book your appointments around, or, within other pressing personal appointments. Need an item for the house, or, family? Make a quick stop along your route and pick it up. Need a vacation? Book your appointments around your vacation time. The mobile concept enables you to have some control over your career. As a mobile employee, you have a structured route and you are in charge of the daily operation. It is the next best thing to being in business for yourself.

Salon Grooming

Salon grooming is for the business owner who would like to develop a larger enterprise. In a salon setting, once the clientele is established you may want to maintain the current growth yourself or you may want to add a pet bather. To increase the growth and sales you may want to add other stylists. Pet retail items can also be added for extra income. Salon grooming gives you these choices. As an employee, the salon setting enables you to work with other stylists as a team. This support and camaraderie creates a warm, personal working atmosphere along with a nice income base.


Daycare and grooming are the perfect match in the pet care industry. As a business owner, a pet daycare offers two strong incomes. For those who like the pet "Bed & Breakfast" concept, along with grooming, this avenue is worth exploring. As an employee, the client base (depending on the size of the daycare) can offer you a strong income potential along with a nice working environment.

Veterinarian Clinics

Veterinarian clinics offer good salaries and working conditions for dog stylists. It may be possible to sublease some of the space with in the clinic setting to create a business for yourself. Sometimes you can increase your knowledge by assisting the doctors with various pets. Veterinarian medicine is the most important component in the pet care industry. Whether you are an employee, or, an in-house business owner you will benefit from their professional image.

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