OCCUPATION THESAURUS

DOG GROOMER



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
Dog groomers maintain a dog’s physical appearance using various shears, trimmers, scissors, brushes, shampoos, and other products. They will bathe, dry, cut, and shape a canine’s coat to the specifications of the owner as well as cut the dog’s nails, brush their teeth, clean their ears, and be on the lookout for illnesses or problems such as area swellings, cuts, thrush, ticks, or other parasites. Some groomers may offer additional services such as fur dying and designer cuts.

Groomers typically work at shelters, kennels, pet stores, in a mobile unit, or out of their own homes. Some may also have a practice as part of a larger veterinary clinic that serves many dog owners.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Most employers require a high school diploma when hiring a groomer, and in addition to on-the-job training and mentoring, may also require a certification from a recognized grooming school or post-secondary school apprenticeship program.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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