Picture-perfect pups are what our stylists create with each snip and clip, bubble and brush.


pets groomed every year in PetSmart Salons


worth of academy training


stylists graduate from our Grooming Academy each year


years of average tenure for a PetSmart Grooming Team Member

Support Right From The Start

Under the guidance of the salon leader, you’ll begin training as a bather and learn about different dog breeds and styling.

On-Site Training

Our initial training provides all the operational, safety and technical knowledge you need to be an exceptional bather.

Safety Training

Safety is always our #1 priority, for the pets and for you! You’ll learn how to complete a hands-on pet assessment at the beginning of every appointment.

Build Your Confidence

You’ll bathe over 125 dogs before moving on to our paid Grooming Academy, where you’ll learn the tricks of the trade and have hands-on experience.

Build Your Brand

We’ll help drive traffic and empower you to build your book of business. Some of our best stylists have been grooming their clients for over a decade!

Ongoing Training

We offer opportunities for you to do formal and informal training with leaders in the grooming field. It’ll help you make sure your skills (and your tools!) stay sharp.

Stability & Growth

You’ll earn a guaranteed hourly wage and up to 50% commission. You’ll also have paid time off, health benefits, discounts on PetSmart merchandise and receive 35% off grooming tools.

Opportunities for Growth

Our career opportunities don’t stop at stylist. With PetSmart, you can continue to grow into Salon Leader, District Academy Trainer or Salon Operations Leader.

Life in Our Salons

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Paid Training

Our Grooming Academy includes over 800 hours with more than 200 different dogs.
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Career Development

As you help pets look great, we’ll give your career a “glow up” too.
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Salon Benefits

PetSmart is proud to offer competitive benefits packages and valued discounts to our salon associates.
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A Great Team

Say hey to some of the amazing people who pamper pets, teach other associates and enjoy salon #LifeAtPetSmart.


Let’s get the ball rolling
Our Grooming Salons and training opportunities are hands (and paws!) down a fun way to put both your passion for pets and your creativity to work! Explore all of the ways you can grow your grooming career with us.

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