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Starting your own Pet Grooming Business or need to build your current skills to get that promotion – Look no further with Pampered Paws Limited Professional Development Programs.

Pampered Paws™ has three campuses to choose from:

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Mississauga (Port Credit), Ontario
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Yokohama, Japan

NOTE: For attendance at any of our Ontario locations, you are informed that the Programs we offer at present do not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Not all courses are offered at all locations.

With your past experience in the animal field, coupled with the love and respect for animals that you have, this may be just the right time for you to consider upgrading your skills for further advancement in the field of animal grooming.

Or you have registered your own Pet Grooming Business and you are ready to get your business started on the right "paw"! This is the perfect time to also add additional services to your present business offerings as well.

The Animal Industry is growing rapidly and the need for individuals with exceptional scissor and clipper skills that have Professional Development Programs are being sought after by both companion pet owners and those involved in the world of both Dog and Cat Shows.

Sales Growth

Despite the economic situation of recent times, the pet industry remains strong. For 2010, it is estimated that $47.7 billion will be spent on pets in the U.S. Thirty-eight percent of this is estimated to be spent on food, 23% on supplies and over-the-counter medicine, 27% on vet care, 5% on live animal purchases and 7% on pet services such as grooming and boarding
According to a report released in July, 2009 by market research publisher Packaged Facts entitled "Pet Care Services in the U.S. 3rd edition: Riding the Multiservice, Premium/Luxury and Corporate Waves" the pet industry sales increased by 5% in 2009. Packaged Facts also reported that sales for pet care services in the U.S. will experience a compound annual growth rate of 9% over the next five years.

The following table offers a breakdown of the sales of the U.S. pet industry for 2009 and the estimated breakdown for 2010:

Actual Sales within the U.S. Market in 2009.
In 2009, $45.5 billion was spent on pets in the U.S.

Estimated 2010 Sales within the U.S. Market.
For 2010, it is estimated that $47.7 billion will be spent on pets in the U.S.

Breakdown
Food $17.56 billion
Supplies/OTC Medicine $10.41 billion
Vet Care $12.04 billion
Live Animal Purchases $2.21 billion
Pet Services: Grooming & Boarding $3.36 billion
Breakdown
Food

$18.28 billion

Supplies/OTC Medicine $11.01 billion
Vet Care $12.79 billion
Live Animal Purchases $2.21 billion
Pet Services: Grooming & Boarding $3.45 billion

1American Pet Products Association, 2009-2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, Statistics and Trends, www.americanpetproducts.org
5U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census, 2007 Economic Census of Island Areas, and 2007 Nonemployer Statistics. Released 8/27/2010
6American Pet Products Association, 2009-2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, Statistics and Trends


Developing your skills further will increase your speed and accuracy, allowing your present skills and caring talent to flourish in a growing and exciting segment of the Pet Care Industry.

Yes, just like in the beginning when you first learned how to bath and hold an animal, you are about to embark on furthering your skills that includes both your hands and your mind.

The Pet Care Industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last two decades. The opportunity, therefore, exists for the development of significant career advancement and business opportunities through our Professional Development Programs when upgrading your skills and knowledge.

Perhaps you are a Bather now, working in a busy Pet Salon and want to see that next promotion be yours …. Pampered Paws™ has a program meant for you to see that next promotion become a reality.

You are an individual under the age of 18 and want to ensure you get a summer job going! Learn how to Bath and attend to animals. This could be a special interest course for you and your pet or might even lead to a great summer and holiday season job in the future while you are going to school. Could beat flipping burgers or washing dishes in a hot sweating working environment.

Perhaps you are an Assistant Groomer now, working and you want to see a promotion come your way soon …. Pampered Paws™ has a program meant for you to achieve your goal and earn that promotion to become a Groomer.

Or maybe you are re-entering the work force and haven't groomed in awhile and want to polish up the skills that you think you have lost….Pampered Paws™ has a Professional Development Program meant for you to build your confidence once again.

You've gone to College and have earned a diploma in the Animal Care or Veterinarian Assistant field and believe that adding grooming to your already gained knowledge and talents of animals will assist you in obtaining your goals for a better position in the field ….. Pampered Paws™ has a program meant for you too!

Do you have your own Business or Company and want to add or offer additional services to your clients, Pampered Paws™ can be invaluable to you with our Business Development Program for you or your staff members.

Pampered Paws™ can and will create the upgrading of skills that your staff requires for you to continue to grow your business as well.

Ever considered taking your talented hands into the Television and Movie world? Pampered Paws™ has a program for you to do just that as well. Become a Movie Animal Stylist on set. Next time you are watching TV check out how many commercials are being done involving dogs and cats! Someone has to be there to Handle and or Groom them. Lesley has done extensive work in TV series, commercials and movies, and will show you how to take your existing skill set, advance your skills and let your name be in lights soon.

No matter what Professional Development Program you decide is right for you, "hands-on" is the only way to proceed. Advanced grooming is developed and refined by constant repetition with guidance from a mentor. It cannot be obtained by theory alone. Pampered Paws™ will give you quality instruction, integrating practice and theory enabling you to increase your talented skills with greater understanding of how to perfect patterns and scissor animals to that "polished ice" look that you so desire for your own advancement and confidence in your styling work.

You will be instructed by the methods of our founder, Lesley Weeks, a Licensed Master Instructor, who is certified in both Canada and the United States. Lesley has been an Animal Stylist and a member of the Canadian Kennel Club since 1969. Furthermore, she is an active breeder and exhibitor in the Dog Show World, in both Canada and the United States. She has studied under well-known American Professional Dog Show Handlers, and has written many instructional manuals and produced various instructional videos and DVD's for the industry, that are currently being used by professionals the world over. Television work has been a large part of her career as well. Because of her expertise, she is often called upon to lecture at grooming seminars in Canada, the United States, Japan and Europe.

 

 




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