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I was just hired by Petco in NJ for their Groomer Trainer Program. I was told it would be 3 months and start after 1 month of bathing and brushing. The program may not be for everyone and should not be condemn blindly. I have to retire early (51). I love dogs/cats, been grooming my own and friends for years! I go to shows and watch groomers all the time. The local Grooming School is $7000.00! I would love to go if I were younger w/o a son or w/more money! Petco will give me the chance to fulfil a dream of becoming a groomer, supplement my retirement income and not be bored! I can continue to volunteer at the shelter and sharpen my skills and may move on one day. I must say that I never had any problems with the services at Petco. I have taken my dogs to a top groomer $ who I believe was cruel to my dog. It doesn't matter where you work - a private groomer can be horrible! Thanks for the comments from experienced Petco folks!
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Former Employee - Dog Groomer in Minneapolis, MN ..
Ok. Here's the thing. This is what get's my blood boiling: unfounded generalizations. Have you visited every single PetCo in the nation? Is it fair to assume that ALL groomers at ALL PetCo's are poorly trained and ALL private groomers at ALL private salons are superior? I can tell you that I have had to correct private groomers work at PetCo and have heard horrible stories about what they have done to dogs because there is no one holding them accountable. So, if I were you, when your head is saying "this is controversial, maybe I shouldnt post it..." I would listen.