Member Video: Guide Your Own Career with Self Education - 17 minutes
One of the benefits of professional pet grooming is it’s easy to get started. There are few regulations. There is very little ‘required’ education. Anyone can pick up a pair of clippers or shears start cutting hair off a dog. Are they truly a ‘professional?’ Far from it.
The key to success is self-directed education. Although formal education is not required to enter this field, knowledge pays huge dividends. It pays out is talent, skill, self-confidence and monetarily rewards. At the saying goes, ‘The more you learn, the more you earn.’ Successful pet groomers and stylists know this secret.
In this lesson, one of the most successful pet stylists out on the circuit, shares her tips on self-directed learning. Irina ‘Pina’ Pinkusevich tells you what study material you have to have to have the correct information on individual breeds. She gives you fabulous ideas on how you can put together your own personal study guide. Pina shares insight on where to get the best and most up-to-date information on breeds you may not be familiar with.
This is not an overnight journey – but that’s what makes this field so enjoyable – there is always more to learn!
Experts in this Video
Pina is a National Certified Master Groomer with National Dog Groomers Association of America. She has just starting her apprenticeship to become a national Certifier with NDGAA.