The Urban Puppy Shop, a dog specialty store and services facility in Vancouver Canada is seeking to hire a full time dog groomer to work within our multi-service dog facility. The Urban Puppy Shop has been credited by our clients for providing excellence in grooming their dogs, and as a member of our grooming team, your job will be to continue this exceptional service.
• Combing, clipping, trimming and shaping dogs’ coats according to grooming techniques and styles.
• Demonstrating competence in ability to groom diverse range of breed types and styles.
• Studying proportions of dog to determine most appropriate cutting pattern to achieve desired result.
• Effectively using hand scissoring techniques to complete coat finishing.
• Communicating well with dog owners to determine the style of coat desired.
• Educating clients in the maintenance of grooming between appointments; selling retail grooming products to support such maintenance.
• Initiating follow up with clients to promote continuity of appointments and communicating effectively with other staff to ensure accurate scheduling of grooming appointments.
• Supporting promotional activities to attract new potential clients, including specials/discounts.
• Talking to dog and using other techniques to calm animal.
• Immediately reporting any identified health concerns/risks/injury (i.e. fleas, ticks, lice, cuts, lumps, lesions, skin allergies) to management.
• Maintaining cleanliness of grooming room and equipment, including vacuuming, wet-mopping and general cleaning on a daily basis.
• Ensuring sufficient inventory of grooming supplies and placing orders as required.
Requirements for this position include:
• recognized dog grooming diploma plus minimum of one-two years of dog grooming.
• dog handling experience in multi-faceted dog environment with physical ability to place dogs securely in the wash tub and on grooming table.
• ability to work a flexible schedule that includes weekdays and/or weekends
The Urban Puppy Shop pays top commissions and has a very large portfolio of steady clientele booking weeks out in advance. We have a bright clean well organized grooming room and top of the line equipment. We supply all grooming products for day to day grooming. Groomers are responsible for their own clippers and scissors.
For best consideration, please submit a resume and sample portfolio of before and after pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org . Resumes will be accepted for this position until it is filled.
We will provide a written job offer and assist in any way we can to help with immigration for temporary work permit and permanent residency should applicants wish to apply following their work permit expiry.
Vancouver, Canada is considered one of the world's most livable cities. Located on the West Coast of Canada, Vancouver offers an abundance of both the greatest in outdoor activities to fine dining and entertainment.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Only those applicants qualifying for an interview will be contacted
Irish Professional Dog Groomers Assoc.
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