The best way to learn how to become a dog groomer is to get firsthand training from a seasoned professional.
But, if there are no local shops around you for you to get your foot in the door at then maybe there is demand for a dog grooming business in your area. Have you ever thought about opening your own grooming shop?
Of course you would want to get a little experience before charging people to groom their pets. You can get the basics out of the way by practicing on your own pet and your friends pets.
There are some good books on Amazon that talk about starting your own dog grooming business.
I also came across this course about running your own dog grooming business. I got the course and thought it was pretty good. So I do recommend it if you are thinking about maybe starting your own business either out of your home or out of a local retail space. It talks about how to do the actual grooming as well as how to run the business side of things. There is a lot involved in running a business like this. I think there is more than you probably realize. I became an affiliate for the people who created this course. If you take that course based on my recommendation, they are supposed to give me a commission for it.
The other reason there might not be any dog groomers in your area is because maybe there isn’t any demand for that type of business. Maybe there aren’t enough pet owners around you who are willing to pay for something like that.
You tend to see more grooming businesses in areas of affluence. The more money people have the more likely they will spend it on their pets. It depends on the person though. I guess everyone is different.
Just about everybody in this business thinks about maybe opening their own shop one day. I haven’t got up the courage to do that. Maybe you are more courageous than me?
If you are successful at it then you are probably going to make a lot more money than a typical employee would. I know that is not always the case, but it can be. If you do it, drop me an email and let me know how you make out.