National Groomer Association of Canada


The Urban Puppy Shop, a dog specialty store and services facility, is seeking to hire a full time dog groomer to work within our multi-service dog facility. The Urban Puppy Shop has been credited by our clients for providing excellence in grooming their dogs, and as a member of our grooming team, your job will be to continue this exceptional service. This includes:

  • Combing, clipping, trimming and shaping dogs’ coats according to grooming techniques and styles.
  • Demonstrating competence in ability to groom diverse range of breed types and styles.
  • Studying proportions of dog to determine most appropriate cutting pattern to achieve desired result.
  • Effectively using hand scissoring techniques to complete coat finishing.
  • Communicating well with dog owners to determine style of coat desired.
  • Educating clients in the maintenance of grooming between appointments; selling retail grooming products to support such maintenance.
  • Initiating follow up with clients to promote continuity of appointments and communicating effectively with other staff to ensure accurate scheduling of grooming appointments.
  • Supporting promotional activities to attract new potential clients, including specials/discounts.
  • Talking to dog and using other techniques to calm animal.
  • Immediately reporting any identified health concerns/risks/injury (i.e. fleas, ticks, lice, cuts, lumps, lesions, skin allergies) to management.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of grooming room and equipment, including vacuuming, wet-mopping and general cleaning on a daily basis.
  • Ensuring sufficient inventory of grooming supplies and placing orders as required. Requirements for this position include:
  • high school diploma plus minimum of one year of dog grooming
  • dog handling experience in multi-faceted dog environment with physical ability to place dogs securely in wash tub and on grooming table.
  • ability to work a flexible schedule that includes weekdays and/or weekends
  • ability to perform well in a busy, chaotic, and noisy environment;

For best consideration, please submit a resume and sample portfolio of before and after pictures to . Resumes will be accepted for this position until it is filled.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Only those applicants qualifying for an interview will be contacted.