Doggy grooming could be a lucrative opportunity for those looking to start a business in the Doggy industry. Grooming is a common luxury service doggy owners seek for their furry pets. Many doggy owners simply don’t have the time, ability, or desire to groom their doggy’s themselves, so they seek out professionals with the training to do so.
While a passion for doggys is required, there are a number of other skills and business considerations to take into account—even if you’re already employed in the doggy industry.
The most basic service for a pet grooming business is, of course, basic grooming and cleaning services. However, there is a growing market for services such as facials and other pampering services for the animals as well. Some grooming businesses focus on a certain kind of animal, such as only working with dogs, while others offer more diverse services for a more diverse range of animals.
Pet grooming facts to consider
You Need Training.
Doggy Grooming is a skill and you need to be trained to do it professionally. Not only so that you can be efficient and do the right thing for your clients, but also so that you don’t harm a doggy that could result in you being seriously out of pocket.
What Is The Start-up Cost?
For you to know the upfront costs, you need to decide whether you’re going to operate your doggy grooming business from home, from within your current business or set up a mobile dog grooming entity. There are also other things to consider and need to be purchased like tools and equipment.
One of the most important factors in making your dog grooming business successful is to distinguish it from the competition. You need to develop a memorable name and logo that customers will remember. Know how to market your business.
Having a plan of how you are going to make a living out of your grooming business is very important. Once you have your start up costs, and your on-going costs figured out, you will need to work out how many doggys you can groom in a day and what you are going to charge. This will give you a realistic idea of your earning potential.
What key skills are required to achieve success in the doggy grooming business?
As well as doggy grooming knowledge, there are a number of skills and abilities that can help ensure a successful career in doggy grooming.
-Highly confident working with doggys.
-Ability to read a dog’s body language and recognise the warning signs in temperamental doggys
-Sound business sense. This includes a proactive nature and a strong work ethic
-Excellent people and doggy skills. Doggy groomers are expected to communicate clearly with doggy owners and manage clients’ expectations
-Compassion. Not all pets relish the idea of having a trim. A good groomer has empathy for the animals and the persistence to entice reluctant doggys onto the grooming table.
-Animal health knowledge. As industry professionals, doggy groomers are expected to have a certain level of general knowledge to be able to recognise visible signs of parasites, rashes and skin irritations.
You might also need to consider joining a professional doggy industry organisation. Affiliating your doggy business with a reputable organization is a great way to stay up to date with what’s happening in the doggy industry.