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Groomer Highlight on Jeanette Nolte 

To cite the notorious Brazilian soccer participant Pelé, “Success is not any accident. It’s onerous work, perseverance, studying, learning, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you’re doing or studying to do.” Many can attest to this as being true, together with Animal Habits School’s Grooming Instruction Program graduate Jeanette Nolte.  

Jeanette along with her fiancé, Chris and their furbabies (from left to proper) Sadie, Penny, Cora and Cooper

Nolte was interested by a profession with animals ever since highschool when she was working as a canine bather and different canine associated jobs. As soon as out of school, Jeanette began working with much more animals and noticed how a lot of a requirement there was for pet grooming. This sparked her curiosity, and after years of animal associated expertise, she determined to additional her schooling with ABC’s Grooming Instruction Program with the targets of first changing into an authorized pet groomer, after which beginning her personal enterprise.  

All ABC grooming college students obtain an in depth device package throughout their course of research. This package comes from Groomers Selection, a frontrunner within the grooming discipline. Having the grooming device package allowed Jeanette to be taught firsthand concerning the quite a few instruments required in grooming and, most significantly, tips on how to correctly make the most of them. Studying tips on how to use grooming tools successfully and having hands-on apply helped increase her confidence as a groomer. One other takeaway for Nolte was the significance of security and increasing her data of canine breeds and their various coats.  

As Ms. Nolte found, studying about grooming in an organized and systematic vogue is without doubt one of the hallmarks of a top quality certification program. The significance of grooming certification grew to become even clearer as soon as Jeanette began her personal enterprise. “I’ve had too many individuals come to me saying that they’ve taken their canine to groomers who aren’t licensed and have had a foul expertise. They then change into common clients for my enterprise as a result of they don’t need a non-certified particular person grooming their pet. I wouldn’t be the place I’m at with out having the certification as a result of it backs up the legitimacy of what I do.”  

For many who are interested by changing into a groomer, Nolte suggests that you just undergo all the things the job entails with an skilled groomer. “Lots of people assume it’s a ‘rainbow’ job, however grooming may be bodily demanding work. It is rather useful to know and perceive the animals and their behaviors too.” She continues saying, “Ensure you have a really affected person and calm mentality. You need to discover ways to navigate the obstacles of the job. It’s a very rewarding job, however it’s under no circumstances a simple job.”  

Now that she has her certification, grooming coaching and instruments from Groomer’s Selection, Jeanette’s profession as a groomer has dramatically flourished. Nolte has been capable of depart her company job to groom full-time, is at the moment receiving 5-6 texts a day asking for providers and is booked out 2 weeks forward, whereas finishing 7-11 grooms a day. By way of her new connections and present 250 shoppers, her word-of-mouth suggestions have exploded. She is at the moment figuring out of her dwelling however is working with a realtor to discover a bigger location to run her enterprise. Nolte plans to rent 1-2 different groomers within the subsequent 6 months to fulfill the demand of shoppers.  

Considered one of her proudest achievements is her 5-star scores on Google opinions. “I reside day by day to see that quantity go up each single day. Watching the opinions helps me regulate my competitors and I all the time ensure that the consumer is comfortable even when a mistake is made, or they don’t seem to be happy.” Nolte will stroll with the proprietor of the canine from snout to tail and ask if they’re proud of the lower and if any modifications are wanted earlier than they stroll out the door. She has the shoppers inform her precisely what they wish to give them extra freedom of their most well-liked groom somewhat than simply getting what the groomer offers them. 

Nolte and her fiancé are wanting ahead to their future with the enterprise. They plan to rent a full-time crew and want to develop the providers supplied to incorporate boarding, doggie daycare, pet therapeutic massage and canine coaching. “I by no means thought I might be the place I’m as we speak, doing what I wished to do. My dream job was to work with canine, however I used to be considering it was extra of a pastime and never a profession. The sky is the restrict in working with animals, particularly this present day. You don’t should have a 9-5 job; you may make a profitable profession out of it (grooming) and do what you’re keen on.”  

ABC congratulates Jeanette Nolte on her latest achievements and hopes this evokes others to maintain trying to find the dream they love.  

If you’re interested by enrolling within the applications supplied at Animal Habits School, take a look at extra data at or name 800-795-3294. 




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