YOUR GROOMING CAREER:
Start your career in grooming as a Groomer Trainee! As a Groomer
Trainee in our Grooming Salon, you’ll have the opportunity to build
personal relationships with your clients each time they visit and
truly become a part of their family. You’ll get to know their pets’
styles and personalities to create a customized, stylish experience
just for them! From that first shampoo to that final strut home,
you’ll take pride in the services you provide!
GROOMED FOR GREATNESS:
You bring the passion and we’ll bring the training. Petsmart
offers a free, paid training program that will set you up for
Stage 1-- Pet Stylist Apprentice: Jump start your education by
getting hands-on experience with our pets. These pets become our
own pets while they are in our care, so our number one priority is
to get safety certified. Under the guidance of the salon leader,
you’ll begin your training as a bather and learn about different
dog breeds and styling. You’ll help to get the dogs comfortable in
our salon and spend time bathing them, trimming their nails and
providing support to groomers throughout the pet’s stay. Stage 2--
Grooming Academy: After getting some experience under your belt
(well, smock!), you’ll attend our free, paid Grooming Academy! This
exclusive, 4-week program is valued at over $6000! You’ll have 4
weeks in a classroom environment, gaining insights from our
experienced Academy Trainers. You’ll dive in deeper into breed
styling, caring for different dog breeds, and get comfortable with
tools and clippers. As an added bonus, at graduation, you’ll
receive a free tool kit worth over $600! Stage 3—Groomer Trainee:
You’ll put your brand-new education and fancy new tool kit to work
when you head back to our salon. With the leadership and oversight
of experienced groomers, you’ll begin to groom all different breeds
and sizes of dogs. We have a target of 200 dogs to ensure you get
the experience and diversity you need. Stage 4—Pet Stylist in
Training: Now it’s time for you to really hone your skill set.
You’ll build relationships with your own clients, advise on styles,
suggest new services and share in the joy that comes with a client
picking up their freshly coiffed pet. It’s the best thing in the
world, well, that free tool kit is pretty great, too!
THE WARM AND FUZZIES:
We’ve highlighted job responsibilities and programs as best as
we could above—but the best parts of working at PetSmart can’t be
fully described in the job description.
It’s the pride of the giving Mickey a makeover in our salons
watching him strut his stuff on the way out. Paws off, ladies, he’s
taken! It’s the excitement of Walter’s wagging tail during his bath
or Sadie’s smile after her teeth are cleaned. It’s the gussying up
of Gizmo for this year’s holiday photoshoot. (Fun fact: many of our
groomers receive holiday cards from their clients!) It’s the little
things we do that add up to really big things that pets need.
Working at PetSmart is not a job, it’s a community of those who
work together for the love of pets.
Apply now to experience a career that loves you back.
This job summary is intended to describe the general nature and
level of work associates/leaders assigned to this job perform. It
is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. You
will be provided a copy of a job description for the actual
position you are hired in to.
PetSmart is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin,
disability, as well as any other characteristic protected by
federal, provincial or local law.
Applicants must be over the age of 18.
For applicants in our Waterloo, San Francisco, or Los Angeles
locations: Pursuant to the Waterloo and San Francisco Fair Chance
Ordinance, as well as the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for
Hiring, we will consider for employment, qualified applicants with
arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with the