I'm not in America and I don't think we have that program but I'll look into it.
You are among the most fortunate of people: those who truly love what they do.But it's the best job in the world and I love it.
look to what tulip said as far as grooming goes. in my field (daycare/training) you have to have a lot of patients, a vast knowledge of dogs, calm and confident demeanor, attention to detail, physical ability, etc. its not "sitting and playing with dogs all day". YOU are the one who has to save dogs during fights. it weighs heavy on me if i have a dog get injured in my care. not only that but i have been bitten a few times, once it put me in the hospital. you have to be able to tolerate these things without holding grudges, or becoming scared of what you do.Why else would you want to be a dog groomer? or work with dogs in general? If you don't mind me asking.
truthfully, i like to hear about the passion for dogs that you have. not just "i love doggies and theyre so cute. i love every dog!" i want to hear what you strive for, what you want to become, goals, etc. you can love your dog at home, you can love dogs you see, etc. youre probably not going to be able to handle the st. bernard charging across the yard to jump on a lab because the lab ticked it off, or the dog who just decided he hated another dog for no reason and cant even stand to be within eyesight of him....What would you like as an answer to this question?
yep, almost every groom dog has at least 1 quirk that has to be worked around when grooming them.GreatDaneMom, tell me about it, don't think they have any idea that the cute, well-behaved dogs, where you get to do a nice breed standard trim without any trouble at all, are the very rare cases!
ill tell you what, im a very happy person with my career. and that being said, when i come home to my dogs, it makes me love them that much more because i can see how mentally stable they are and how well behaved they are.Having a career you love can make all the difference in your life and those around you, and your dogs. Truly happy people are a joy to be around.
how do you stop these things when they do happen?YOU are the one who has to save dogs during fights. youre probably not going to be able to handle the st. bernard charging across the yard to jump on a lab because the lab ticked it off, or the dog who just decided he hated another dog for no reason and cant even stand to be within eyesight of him....
it depends on the circumstances. if its a fight, i dont have time to waste and my ass is in the middle of it pulling dogs apart and yelling to my coworkers to put X dog in time out and X dog in another one. i take the brunt of every fight because not only is it in our hands of the dogs get hurt, but its on my butt if my staff gets hurt. it does happen, and its understood, but i would rather be the one to get hurt than to have my staff get hurt.how do you stop these things when they do happen?