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Hello! I am new to this site and new to all things dog grooming and training as such. I am 26 and looking into the career change/start up as this is something I have wanted to do for a very long time, sadly I followed what I was advised to do as to what I wanted to do! Please note I do not have my own dog, due to renting restrictions. The problem is I have no idea where to start even regardless of all the research!

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query how people got their foot in the door for dog grooming/training, and any general advice to begin the journey! Thanks in advance.
 

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Ask grooming shops in your area what they want in a groomer, and how to get started. While I do know that there are some grooming schools in the US(and at least one of the big national pet supply chains has their own) , it's still generally something you learn through experience.
 

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Email EVERYBODY, recently landed myself a dog training position simply by emailing everybody I could.
Look into businessess near you, get in contact with those people, ask them how they came to be.
 

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thank you! I'll be promoted to behaviorist after some experience c:
 

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Behaviourist is a position which is almost always achieved through higher education. Not through in-house promotion of a novice trainer "after some experience".

It is a professional position which, at least ethically, requires professional qualifications. Clients will seek counsel regarding some very serious, often dangerous issues.

The most respected behaviourists are board certified.

 

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Its through a animal shelter LOL, its not professional or anything...
 

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I was posting more for the OP's understanding. And for others who might be reading.

There is due process to becoming a behaviourist. Basically, it's not that easy.
 
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