|Barked: Sun Sep 7, '08 3:37pm PST |
|I used to be a stylist/cosmetology teacher in my former life, bol, but that was many many moons ago!
I do feel that it has helped me some in my grooming career, but let me tell ya, it's nothing like doing human's hair. At least you can tell the human to sit still!
Don't want to bring you down or disuede you from doing something, but you need to know the bad as well as the good.
Dogs move when your grooming them and most don't realize they are supposed to be still. It's very taxing at times, especially when you are trying to do precise work like around the eyes or genitals. They also BITE YOU, pee on you, poop, and ummmm excrete other bodily fluids on you. The twirl, roll, jerk, push, pull, it's difficult to say the least. It's very physical work and can take a toll on your body, so if you are on the more mature side, be prepared to wake up aching all over some days.
Now that I've said all that, let me tell you, I've never been happier in my life! Yeah, that's right, it's just something about smelling like dogs that makes my life I've done many things in my 50 years, but I can no longer see myself doing anything else til the day I lay down for the last time.
OH, I learned grooming privately as an apprentice, merely by accident I might add. I was hired as a kennel tech and one thing lead to another, WA-LA I was grooming. I now own my own Spa, work alone, and am a happy clam. I make enough to support my family and keep the bills paid, so I guess that's all I can ask for. I guess the way you learn is not as important as that you learn it the right way. Being an animal lover, you are one step ahead of the game because you will always have the comfort and safety of the pet first and foremost in your mind/heart.
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