How to start your career as a pet groomer

On the face of it, a pet grooming career does sound odd and people will wonder why you selected this off-beat career. Considering the number of people who keep pets, though, it is not altogether a career without any scope. With the right training and skills, you can set up your own pet-grooming business venture.

On the earnings front, as a trainee with a pet grooming salon, you can begin with a pay packet of Rs.7000 to Rs.8000. Once you venture out on your own, you can earn more than Rs.12000. 

First things first: You should not only have a liking for all kinds of animals, but also be able to deal with them patiently. If starting a venture on your own, you should be prepared to invest a large amount in it financially. 

Training to be a pet groomer
While there are some special schools offering pet grooming training programs, you do need to ensure that the teachers are both qualified and experienced in the field. No point in paying hefty fees for poorly qualified faculty. What’s more, it is important to check that the equipment provided is up to quality standards.

Some institutes in India which offer training are:
1. Scooby Scrub: You can opt for the basic or advanced level courses. At the basic level you are taught aspects of pet grooming equipment, hygiene factors, medicated baths, etc At the advanced level you can acquire knowledge & skills on pet grooming for specific breeds in India.

Their main office is located at: 14-A, Aurobindo Place Market, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016. 

For information on their courses contact: Sanjeev Kumar at +91-93111 28809 / +91-93101 28809 / Email:

2. TailWaggers: No details of the course are known. 

Address: Shop no. 5, Excellency, near Versova telephone exchange,
Andheri (W), Mumbai.

Ph: 9820507572 / 9820127572

3. Fuzzy Wuzzy: Located in Bangalore, this grooming school offers different levels of a certified course, each level for a duration of 20 days. Qualified experts teach the course & if found competent at the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of merit.

They are located at: #6, 17th F Cross, Indiranagar 2nd Stage, Bangalore- 560 038, Karnataka. 

Ph: +91 98440 58080 / +91  93414 33040 / Email:

4. Top Dog: No details of the course are known.

Location: 45 Hoosain Manor, Bomanji Petit Rd, Breach Candy, Mumbai.

Ph: 022-32414605

What you will learn from such courses is all about oil massages, nail clipping and trimming, tick & flea control treatment, hair styling, etc. Keep in mind that merely undergoing a training program is insufficient. You would need to learn along the way, be aware of signs of illness in a pet and be innovative and creative in styling of pets. You also need to acquire a good understanding of pet language.

So if you are looking for an offbeat career related to your love for pets, this is it!


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