Petsmart

Job Position: PET GROOMER TRAINEE

  • Application Deadline: 10th December 2022
  • Employment Type: Part Time and Full Time Availability
  • Location(s): Oakville
  • Compensation: per hour
    Compensation to be determined based on experience
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to aoh@goodwillonline.ca
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

You bring the passion and we’ll bring the training. Petsmart offers paid training program that will set you up for success.

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 paid Grooming Academy! 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!

Key Responsibilities:

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!

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!

Additional Details:

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.

About Our Company:

PetSmart LLC is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities.