Dog Groomer Resume

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Career Objective:

A certified dog grooming professional with 5+ years of experience, looking for a senior position with a salon where I can use my knowledge and passion for taking care of customer’s pets.

Summary of Skills:

  • Complete knowledge about pet behavior, diet, nutrition, and grooming styles

  • Expertise in nail trimming, cleaning eyes and ears, hair cutting, and other modern day grooming techniques

  • In-depth information about treatments given to allergic reactions caused due to grooming

  • Proficient in answering client queries on call and giving demos to new customers

  • Ability to read uncommon dog behavior and recognize different body language of canines

  • Excellent communication and time management skills

Work Experience:

Dog Groomer

Care for Paws Shelter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 2016 – Present

  • Providing breed-specific haircuts using clippers or shears, and assisting client to understand what their pet needs

  • Performing different tasks like fur coat combing, nail trimming, hair cutting, cleaning ears, and other grooming techniques as per need

  • Supervising a staff of 10 new assistant groomers and giving instructions for grooming dogs as per their breeds

  • Updating organization’s web page about weekly discounts and the new grooming methods available at the center to attract new clientèle

  • Using proper sanitization techniques for maintaining grooming equipment to avoid contamination in different dog breeds

  • Responding calmly to emergency situations and handling dogs of multiple breeds at one time

Dog Groomer

Elm’s Pet Shop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

March 2014 – October 2016

  • Started with 5 dogs per day and increased the workload to 7 due to excellent customer service

  • Efficiently communicated with clients and helped them decide the best haircut for their dogs by showing possible styles

  • Worked as a multi-tasker by doing duties like shaping dog coat, cleaning hair combs or clipping toenails with scissors clippers while answering client calls

  • Cleaned dog’s ears, teeth and removed dead undercoats from canines before setting them on the grooming table

  • Mentored junior dog trainers and assisted them in critical situations when the canine turned aggressive while bathing

  • Took initiative to set up a side business for the company by introducing dog skin care products and clothings within the shop

Assistant Dog Groomer

Katy’s Pet Spa, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

August 2012 – February 2014

  • Took responsibility for trimming nails of dogs, clipping toenails, and drying the fur coat using force dryers

  • Bathed pet dogs and used effective calming techniques for canines and made them comfortable

  • Checked the fur coats for parasites, insects or other irritations and used required products to provide comfort

  • Assisted supervisor to detangle pet coats, blow-dry and comb fur as well as maintain the grooming room

  • Provided consultation to new clients by explaining the type of services provided

  • Warmly greeted clients and new customers and informed them about ongoing discount offers that would suit their pets


Dog Groomer Apprentice

Katy’s Pet Spa, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 2011 – July 2012

  • Understood technique to bathe dogs and dry their fur coats

  • Cleaned and maintained grooming equipment and sanitized the salon

  • Learned grooming skills like nail trimming, hair cutting, drying, combing fur coat under the supervision of experts

  • Understood different products that are suitable for various breeds and suggested them to clients

  • Scheduled client appointments by noting down the pet’s breed

  • Maintained a play area for the waiting clients and kept pet toys in the section


  • Diploma in Animal Care

    University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA



  • International Model of Pet Grooming Certificate – Distinction, 2011


On request.