Job Opportunity

Position: Trainee Dog Grooming Assistant.

Start date: Tuesday 16th March 2021.

Working Hours: Tuesday – Friday (7.5 hour shifts) & alternating Saturdays (6 hour shifts)

Wage: £4.60 – £7.00 per hour (dependent on age & experience)

I am looking for a hard working, reliable, intelligent, enthusiastic & empathetic individual to join the Lovely Pups team as a trainee dog grooming assistant.

The role of a dog grooming assistant is to prepare each dog before handing them over to be styled.

This will include:

  • Prepping your station;
  • Welcoming clients;
  • Assessing a dog’s coat for any special requirements (matting, skin issues etc);
  • Bathing the dog;
  • Drying & brushing out their coat to a high standard

Key skills:

This is a demanding job, so it’s essential that applicants have the following skills in place. Further training will provided in the salon.

  • Have excellent dog handling skills – we cater for various sizes & temperaments, from puppies to large breeds. You will need to be able to adapt to the dog on your table.
  • You will need an understanding of various dog breeds & mixes.
  • You must have a keen desire to improve & develop your knowledge & abilities.
  • Customer service & retail experience is preferred.
  • You will need to be ready to support me in keeping the salon clean & tidy. It can be a very messy job so be prepared to get your hands dirty.
  • You must be unafraid of challenges & have a cool head. Working with animals can be very unpredictable.
  • I would prefer it if applicants have completed a Pet First Aid Course.

Previous jobs/experience that will help your application:

  • Kennel Assistant;
  • Dog walker;
  • Dog trainer;
  • Training in City & Guilds Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistant (or equivalent).

To apply, please email Lianne at: & be sure to include your CV.