On The Highway to Being a Profitable Groomer


Groomer Highlight on Alexis Drummonds

Steve Jobs as soon as mentioned, “Your work goes to fill a big a part of your life, and the one method to be really glad is to do what you consider is nice work. And the one method to do nice work is to like what you do. In case you haven’t discovered it but, maintain trying. Don’t settle. As with all issues of the guts, you’ll know whenever you discover it.” The place the journey leads you is an important half in trying to find your dream job and such was the case for Animal Conduct School’s Grooming Instruction Program graduate Alexis Drummonds.

Drummonds’ curiosity in grooming was sparked accidentally when she was employed in 2016 to be a receptionist at a pet resort in California. She shortly realized that being a receptionist was not the appropriate match for her. As destiny would have it, she was given the chance to assist with bathing canine purchasers which led to her ardour for grooming.

Along with her earlier fascination within the inventive utility of make-up, Drummonds got here to find how related make-up and grooming may be with the patterns and methods they need to observe. Having a private affection for animals as nicely made the profession of a pet groomer much more intriguing. Drummonds shared, “I like the way in which grooming can rework a canine within the midst of 2-3 hours. The response of the pet mother or father is likely one of the greatest issues about my job. Listening to the phrases, ‘You appear like a totally totally different canine!’ by no means will get previous. Grooming is a commerce that has no finish relating to schooling. Between schools, commerce exhibits, certification courses, seminars, or straight up grooming books, a brand new concept or approach can seize a second of awe for a groomer- regardless of how lengthy they’ve been within the business.”

After roughly 4 years of self-taught grooming, Drummonds needed to get a certification and study extra from a structured curriculum in regards to the career of grooming. With a lot encouragement and the help of her husband, Zachary, she determined to enroll with ABC’s Grooming Program.

For Drummonds, one take away is {that a} shopper could are available in with sure requests for the grooming, however the security of the canine is the primary precedence. Each canine has a special sort of coat that serves a objective and never each canine may be groomed in the identical method. It’s the groomer’s responsibility to teach the pet dad and mom of that significance. “I at all times thought that it doesn’t matter what the shopper needed, that’s what you needed to do. After going by this system and seeing the entire totally different procedures there are, you shouldn’t do a grooming that you just don’t really feel comfy doing to your security and the security of the canine.” Alexis had an unlucky expertise with this at a previous pet salon, the place they continued with a shave that was not advisable however insisted on by the shopper which resulted in harming the animal. “That’s once I realized that it was extra vital to look out for the security of the animals greater than the lodging of the proprietor, and the grooming program helped solidify that mentality.”

Along with her current ABC schooling, grooming coaching, and instruments from Groomer’s Alternative, the chances to make use of her certification and coaching are limitless. Graduating in 2022, Drummonds moved to Florida the place she has made a reference to a Licensed Grasp Groomer, Suzanne Grande. Being an authorized pet groomer and having the robust instructional basis, has helped Alexis with getting a job with Suzanne, who has helped her acquire her Licensed Skilled Groomer (CPG) and continues to help together with her Superior Skilled Groomer and Worldwide Licensed Grasp Groomer Certifications by Worldwide Professionals Groomers, Inc. Along with her new job, she will likely be conducting demonstration movies on their YouTube channel as a part of her coaching in the direction of the grasp certification. “My probabilities of getting a job with the Licensed Masters Groomer wouldn’t have occurred with out having the certification from ABC. You possibly can have all of the expertise on this planet, however the certification will get you a lot additional,” says Alexis.

Alexis is obsessed with informing her pet dad and mom of what occurs to their canine’s coats to make sure they’re educated in retaining their pets secure. “The day that I groom for the cash is the day that I have to be accomplished with grooming as a result of it’s in regards to the security and schooling, not the cash.” Alexis suggests for these which are within the profession long run, “Irrespective of when you’ve been grooming for 40 years or simply becoming a member of the business, begin your schooling. Proceed your schooling. As a result of for me, I’m simply getting began.”

ABC congratulates Alexis Drummonds on her current achievements and hopes this conjures up others to maintain trying to find the dream they love.

In case you are curious about enrolling within the packages provided at Animal Conduct School, try extra info at www.animalbehaviorcollege.com or name 800-795-3294.




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