...Not Just a Groomer.
1~ They are Clairvoyant: they know that "cut him as short as possible" really means a 3" hand scissored Puppy Cut.
2~ They must be a Sumo Wrestler: for those large dogs that bolt out of the kennel going one direction, while your trying to wrestle them into going the other direction.
3~ They are a Weightlifter: I think the photo says it all.
4~ They are a Comedians: to be able to laugh off some of the crazy, tactless comments that pet owners say to them, because if they don't laugh, they are either going to cry, or kill their (human) customers. :-)
5~ They are an Artist: to figure out the breed styles and angles, and to scissor those darn Pom-Poms!
6~ They are an Animal Behaviorist : for those dogs who are sweet one minute and want to eat you alive, for no reason, the next minute.
7~ They are a Vet Assistant : they know the basic first aid to help a pet, and recommend it to a Vet for care.
8~ They are Teachers : they take the time to educate their customers on how to take care of their dogs between grooming's.
9~ They are Magicians : they are able to turn this...
Last but not least.
10~ They must have the Patience of a Saint :
to deal with insensitive customers.
to deal with undisciplined dogs.
to deal with matted dogs.
to deal with biting dogs.
to deal with everything!
Happy Grooming, MFF