Animal Training and Grooming Degree - Online and Campus Programs

If you are an animal lover, few jobs can offer the same joy as animal grooming and training. An animal trainer and groomer does dog training (and occasionally cat training), teaching animals to perform simple tasks and mind their manners. Dog grooming includes brushing, washing, and trimming fur. A dog trainer and groomer must be patient and physically strong.
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If you have an animal training and grooming degree, you might find employment at:
  • Zoos
  • Grooming facilities
  • Vet offices
  • Dog training businesses

Earning Your Animal Training and Grooming Certificate

While some jobs, like dog grooming, can be learned through an apprenticeship program, others, like dog training, may require more formal courses. Community colleges and vocational schools frequently offer animal training and grooming programs, which generally can be completed in less than a year. An animal training and grooming degree or certificate can show future employers that you have knowledge of animal anatomy and psychology. Animal training and grooming courses also offer hands-on experience. If you are interested in starting your own business as a dog trainer and groomer, business classes can be quite useful. When selecting animal training and grooming programs, you should look for ones that are state-approved.

Animal Training and Grooming Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job outlook for animal grooming and training is excellent, with job growth expected to be 21 percent between 2008 and 2010. The BLS reports that animal groomers and trainers made a median salary of $19,360 in 2008.