We surveyed 1,356 dog groomers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical dog groomer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a dog groomer?

Low

High

Working as a dog groomer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a dog groomer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a dog groomer typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a dog groomer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a dog groomer.

Info

Do dog groomers work full-time or part-time?

55% of dog groomers work in full-time roles while 45% work part-time.

Is being a dog groomer stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst dog groomers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a dog groomer?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a dog groomer.

How competitive is the workplace for dog groomers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for dog groomers.

Does being a dog groomer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Dog groomers will see frequent time pressure on the job, likely contributing to an occasionally stressful work environment.

Are dog groomers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Dog groomers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do dog groomers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally dog groomers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a dog groomer physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a dog groomer requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are dog groomers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, dog groomers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a dog groomer require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for dog groomers.

Does being a good dog groomer require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a dog groomer.