Picture-perfect pups are what our stylists create with each snip and clip, bubble and brush.
Life in our salons
Our Grooming Academy includes over 800 hours with more than 200 different dogs.
As you help pets look great, we'll give your career a “glow up” too.
PetSmart is proud to offer competitive benefits packages and valued discounts to our salon Associates.
A Great Team
Say hey to some of the amazing people who pamper pets, teach other Associates and enjoy salon #LifeAtPetSmart.
Our Grooming Salons and training opportunities are hands (and paws!) down a fun way to put both your passion for pets and your creativity to work! Explore all of the ways you can grow your grooming career with us.
Support Right From The Start
Under the guidance of the salon leader, you’ll begin training as a bather and learn about different dog breeds and styling.
Our initial training provides all the operational, safety and technical knowledge you need to be an exceptional bather.
Safety is always our #1 priority, for the pets and for you! You'll learn how to complete a hands-on pet assessment at the beginning of every appointment.
Build Your Confidence
You'll bathe over 125 dogs before moving on to our paid Grooming Academy, where you’ll learn the tricks of the trade and have hands-on experience.
What to Expect
After getting some experience under your belt (well, smock!), you’ll attend our paid Grooming Academy—an exclusive and knowledge filled 4-week, 160-hour-long program!
Learn the basics of grooming and sporting trims from our experienced District Academy Trainers in a classroom setting.
Get hands-on experience with long-legged terriers, senior and puppy grooming, as well as poodles and fluffy dogs. And as an added bonus, at graduation, you'll also receive a free tool kit worth over $600!
Put your brand-new education and fancy new tool kit to work when you head back to your salon. With support of the team, you'll quickly begin grooming all different breeds and sizes of dogs.
You'll start building long-lasting relationships with pups and their pet parents, advising them on styles, suggesting new services and taking good care of them while they're visiting our salons.
To make sure you get the experience you need, you'll groom 200 dogs of all shapes and sizes in order to hone your styling skills!
Build Your Brand
We’ll help drive traffic and empower you to build your book of business. Some of our best stylists have been grooming their clients for over a decade!
Stability & Growth
You’ll earn a guaranteed hourly wage and up to 50% commission. You’ll also have paid time off, health benefits, discounts on PetSmart merchandise and receive 35% off grooming tools.
We offer more than just fluff
Let's cut to the chase. Here's why you should choose PetSmart for your salon career.
|Guaranteed hourly wages|
|Additional earnings through commission|
|$1,500 sign-on bonus or a $1,000 sign-on bonus and a new tool kit for new stylists|
|Eligibility for health benefits and paid time off|
|Brand recognition that drives for new and existing customers|
|Quality tools provided plus 35% off grooming tools, plus up to 50% off select merchandise and services|
|Room for career growth
(Salon Leader, District Academy Trainer)
|Relocation opportunities available|
|Best-in-class safety, FREE technical training and continued education|
|Additional benefits, such as tuition assistance and paid grooming academy|
|Business overhead, including monthly or out-of-pocket expenses (gas, taxes, insurance)|
Meet our groomers
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