Status:
50% commission plus gratuity. Hourly wage if assisting with other DDL functions outside of grooming.
 
Job Purpose:
To provide dog grooming services to clients.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following is a list of general job responsibilities for the Groomer position. This list is not all-inclusive and may be amended to meet changing business needs. The Groomer must:

  • Perform basic dog grooming services (including haircuts, brushing, bathing, conditioning, drying, cleaning of ears, anal gland expressions, and trimming of nails)
  • Follow pet parent’s instructions or breed standards when styling animals
  • Complete all required grooming logs, paperwork, and commission reports
  • Provide and maintain personal clippers, blades, and other hand tools required for grooming services (DDL will finance a portion toward tool sharpening)
  • Maintain a clean and presentable grooming salon
 
Experience and Education:
  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • A minimum of two years grooming experience
 
Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong customer service skills
  • The flexibility to groom an average of six dogs per day (depending on size), often with last minute additions
  • Weekend and holiday availability
  • The ability to move animals and merchandise weighing up to fifty pounds

 
Preferred Qualities:
Ideally a successful candidate should have experience working with dogs, should lead by our Purpose & Core Values, inspire others through their professionalism and work integrity, respond creatively to “continuous change,” seek out information when in doubt, and participate in the building and maintaining of a positive and healthy work environment.
 
Our Purpose
We are leaders, delivering peace of mind in a safe environment by caring for every dog as our own. 

Department: Grooming
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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