On The Highway to Being a Profitable Groomer


Groomer Highlight on Alexis Drummonds

Steve Jobs as soon as stated, “Your work goes to fill a big a part of your life, and the one method to be really glad is to do what you imagine is nice work. And the one method to do nice work is to like what you do. In case you haven’t discovered it but, hold trying. Don’t settle. As with all issues of the guts, you’ll know whenever you discover it.” The place the journey leads you is a very powerful half in looking for your dream job and such was the case for Animal Conduct Faculty’s Grooming Instruction Program graduate Alexis Drummonds.

Drummonds’ curiosity in grooming was sparked by chance when she was employed in 2016 to be a receptionist at a pet resort in California. She rapidly realized that being a receptionist was not the correct match for her. As destiny would have it, she was given the chance to assist with bathing canine purchasers which led to her ardour for grooming.

Along with her earlier fascination within the creative software of make-up, Drummonds got here to find how related make-up and grooming will be with the patterns and methods they need to observe. Having a private affection for animals as nicely made the profession of a pet groomer much more intriguing. Drummonds shared, “I like the best way grooming can remodel a canine within the midst of 2-3 hours. The response of the pet dad or mum is without doubt one of the greatest issues about my job. Listening to the phrases, ‘You appear to be a very completely different canine!’ by no means will get previous. Grooming is a commerce that has no finish in the case of schooling. Between schools, commerce reveals, certification lessons, seminars, or straight up grooming books, a brand new thought or approach can seize a second of awe for a groomer- regardless of how lengthy they’ve been within the trade.”

After roughly 4 years of self-taught grooming, Drummonds needed to get a certification and be taught extra from a structured curriculum concerning the career of grooming. With a lot encouragement and the assist of her husband, Zachary, she determined to enroll with ABC’s Grooming Program.

For Drummonds, one take away is {that a} shopper might are available in with sure requests for the grooming, however the security of the canine is the primary precedence. Each canine has a special kind of coat that serves a goal and never each canine will be groomed in the identical method. It’s the groomer’s obligation to teach the pet mother and father of that significance. “I at all times thought that it doesn’t matter what the shopper needed, that’s what you needed to do. After going by this system and seeing the entire completely different procedures there are, you shouldn’t do a grooming that you simply don’t really feel comfy doing to your security and the protection of the canines.” Alexis had an unlucky expertise with this at a previous pet salon, the place they continued with a shave that was not beneficial however insisted on by the shopper which resulted in harming the animal. “That’s after I realized that it was extra essential to look out for the protection of the animals greater than the lodging of the proprietor, and the grooming program helped solidify that mentality.”

Along with her latest ABC schooling, grooming coaching, and instruments from Groomer’s Selection, the probabilities to make use of her certification and coaching are limitless. Graduating in 2022, Drummonds moved to Florida the place she has made a reference to a Licensed Grasp Groomer, Suzanne Grande. Being a licensed pet groomer and having the sturdy academic basis, has helped Alexis with getting a job with Suzanne, who has helped her get hold of her Licensed Skilled Groomer (CPG) and continues to help along with her Superior Skilled Groomer and Worldwide Licensed Grasp Groomer Certifications by Worldwide Professionals Groomers, Inc. Along with her new job, she will probably be conducting demonstration movies on their YouTube channel as a part of her coaching in the direction of the grasp certification. “My probabilities of getting a job with the Licensed Masters Groomer wouldn’t have occurred with out having the certification from ABC. You possibly can have all of the expertise on the earth, however the certification will get you a lot additional,” says Alexis.

Alexis is obsessed with informing her pet mother and father of what occurs to their canine’s coats to make sure they’re educated in conserving their pets protected. “The day that I groom for the cash is the day that I have to be achieved with grooming as a result of it’s concerning the security and schooling, not the cash.” Alexis suggests for these which are within the profession long run, “Regardless of for those who’ve been grooming for 40 years or simply becoming a member of the trade, begin your schooling. Proceed your schooling. As a result of for me, I’m simply getting began.”

ABC congratulates Alexis Drummonds on her latest achievements and hopes this evokes others to maintain looking for the dream they love.

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