When I first decided to become a dog groomer I had no idea how much it would cost financially. I assumed, as most people do, that I would be able to complete training and start making money; no cost of schooling or debt from school loans hanging over my head. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Even though I received my training for free, I still had to purchase all of the needed supplies. There are more many things that will need to be purchased before you can complete even the simplest grooms.
Essential Supplies: These are the supplies that you will definitely need to purchase before you begin training for dog grooming.
Variables: I consider the following items optional because some shops will provide these items for you and some will expect you to purchase them.
The following items are optional, but recommended
The items listed here are to be used as a basic starter list. There are obviously many grooming supplies that are available for purchase, as well as staple items that are needed. Towels, looped restraints, and muzzles can all be considered additional necessary items. Grooming mats, ear powder, and eye wipes would be considered variables, and there are too many optional items to mention. As you can see, dog grooming is not the best career choice if you are looking for something fast and cheap. You will make good money, but that is after you have all the needed supplies and have received the proper training.