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I have been bathing dogs and cumulatively, I have more experience bathing/brushing dogs and cats more than the bathers I work with at PetSmart.
I got in huge trouble the other day for hand-drying a miniature poodle. If you don't know what this is, (you probably work at PetSmart) it's using the heated dryer in conjunction with brushing the dog.
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I have been bathing dogs and cumulatively, I have more experience bathing/brushing dogs and cats more than the bathers I work with at PetSmart. I worked for Petsmart for 4 years. I was a pet stylist . It was a thankless job, based only on productivity and the amount of extra sales you did. I am not a sales person, I am an lover. It wasn't about the money for me. I wanted to take time on my dogs, let them get to know me. Pressure was put on all of the employees to produce as much as possible in as little time as possible. This led to stress on the animals, and accidental clipper burns, brush burns, and cuts. Anytime you put humans or animals under stress you are going to have problems. I was told that it was such an honor to work at Petsmart. That at home grooming and private grooming businesses were to be feared. Of course the more I learned the less I started to believe that nonsense. I quit Petsmart and started working at a privately owned . Best decision of my life. No we didn't get crummy Petsmart bennies, but I also didn't have to worry about getting fired or being hurt on the job. All of the groomers I knew at Petsmart left after I did to start their own grooming business, they left the bennies behind, THAT is how bad it was. Plus the turnover rate is so high, you don't have your benefits for long. This is just how I feel. I've been running my own grooming business for years now, and I am insured. I learned a lot about safety from Petsmart and I have applied it to my own business, AND made it better. Better shampoo, better equiptment etc... Petsmart when I worked there had awesome groomers, but awesome groomers don't stay there. If they want to live up to their full potential they just have to get out of there.I got in huge trouble the other day for hand-drying a miniature poodle. If you don't know what this is, (you probably work at PetSmart) it's using the heated dryer in conjunction with brushing the dog. First of all, Petsmart bathers don't have non conpete because they are only bathers, not trained groomers. Second, the lies you are spewing about Petsmart can get you into a lot of trouble. I hand dry dogs, brush out mats unless it's impossible, and in many peoples opinion(private groomers too) I do a great job. The girls in my salon bathers and groomers, are great at what they do. We educate the pet owners about the of their dogs and get them on the right track on grooming, training, and . Third, it was probably the store you were working at and the managers. My store is awesome with great groomers and great trainers. Every wants to make money, that's why they exist. I have heard of horrible stories where dogs were abused at the private salon they went to, guess what, those clients go to PS now. I have quite a few clients who fired their private groomers for breaking legs, choking them etc. If anything like that happened at PS, termination is immediate. Have I seen bad things happen, of course, it happens no matter where you are, but those people were fired on spot. And as for overcharging....lmfao. we are cheaper than a lot of mom n pop shops. Hell, I groom cats for 67$ for bath, nails, ears and shave. Most places won't touch them for under a 100$ lol. I may have my complaints about PS, who doesn't have complaints about their place of employment? But I love working there and have learned so much about every aspect of dog/cat. I groom cats too. Majority of the people that complain about PS were either fired or just had a bad experience, doesn't make PS a bad company to work for. Maybe you should look within and see if maybe you caused some of that negativity in your salon. Doxylady...thank you. There are many great groomers that work at PS and stay there.