Doggie Salon & Spa Future Dog Groomer San Luis Obispo, CA · Full time

Dog Groomer Training Program: Entry level support staff for our Dog Salon. We support your training to be a Groomer!


Are you in a job you hate and want to do something you love?


Begin a new career in Pet Grooming, today!


No experience? No problem. We provide on the job training through the Paragon School of Pet Grooming Distance Learning Program. You will learn how to groom right in our salon!


Does this sound like you?

  • Do you work well in a team or group?
  • Can you communicate effectively and positively - with teammates and clientele?
  • Are you interested in finding “better ways to do things”?
  • Do you like identifying problems and creating solutions?
  • Not afraid to get dirty, wet, or sweaty?
  • Do you like to help maintain a clean working environment?
  • Can you provide examples of project accomplishments (does not have to be grooming related?
  • Are you interested in improving the well-being of animals and providing care for them?
  • Are you ok with the “not-so-pretty” side of animals including feces, urine, hair, etc.?
  • Do you have a genuine compassion for animals and understand the bond animals and people can have for one another?
  • Are you looking for a career and not just a job?


Then it sounds like this is the job for you!!

Physical Demands:


The Dog Groomer Trainee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time. The trainee must also be able to bend, stoop, and reach to groom dogs in various positions.


Work Environment:


The Dog Groomer Trainee will work in a grooming salon or similar environment. The environment may be noisy and can be stressful for dogs. The trainee must be able to handle the physical and emotional demands of working with dogs in a busy and sometimes challenging environment.



The salary for a Dog Groomer Trainee will vary depending on experience and location. Future Groomers are paid an hourly wage (plus tips and weekly lunch stipend) during their training period, which can last anywhere from a 3 to 6 months. After successfully completing the training program levels, additional merit increases will be awarded until they are certified as a full-time position professional dog groomer with a competitive salary and benefits package.


$15.5 - $16 per hour