Pet Grooming Assistant

Job Description

Job Description

You are responsible for bathing, drying and preparing dogs’ coats for grooming. You will also be responsible for trimming nails, cleaning ears, detangling and de-matting neglected coats. You will ensure that all services are performed in a timely manner, as well as ensure that all relevant information is communicated to the Groomer and to the client both pre-and post-grooming.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Bathing, brushing, and drying all dogs in a safe and timely manner
  • Checking anal glands on all dogs, and express if necessary
  • Trimming nails, cleaning ears, and removing any eye crust
  • Following all special instructions
  • Ensuring that all relevant information is reported to Groomer and the parents in a timely manner
  • Notifying Groomer of any abnormalities noticed on pet (ie: cysts, scabs, fleas, ticks, sores, anal gland issues, etc.)
  • Ensuring all special instructions are accurate in our systems
  • Ensuring the grooming rooms are clean, well supplied and all equipment is in working order

Performance Metrics:

  • Quality of service
  • Productivity
  • Frequency of relevant information communicated to parents
  • Customer loyalty ratings

  • Comfortable with all breeds and sizes of dogs.
  • A genuine interest in the well-being of dogs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Must be physically fit to lift dogs 50+ lbs, kneel, stand for long periods of time and perform requirements of the job.

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Independece, Missouri, United States

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