Posted 6 months ago

Dogtown seeks a professional dog bather to join our dog-loving crew! Professional certification is available to qualifying candidates to grow into a full professional grooming position. Our professional groomers average $70-90k a year.

Schedule: 5 days a week. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Must be available to work either Saturday, Sunday, or both weekly.

Pay: $13.25/hour + 25% commission on upgrades and complete tips. Earnings are based on skill level and speed. Typically, bathers average $20/hour and work 30 hours a week.


  • Kindness, Kindness, Kindness. We take a very serious approach to making the grooming experience a pleasant one. We are not a “get the dog done at any cost” establishment. We put dogs’ needs first, and as such, we will never put a dog in a position of high stress or perform painful services like de-matting.
  • Must have a minimum of 12 months working in a professional setting bathing dogs OR already completed a professional grooming certification.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to proficiently and safely wash, dry, clean ears, express anal glands (externally), and trim nails.


  • Speak with customers about their preferences and expectations and also recommend upgraded services.
  • Thoroughly examine dogs at intake to identify potential issues such as matting, fleas, and ticks, injuries, etc.
  • Thoroughly wash dogs using the appropriate/requested shampoos.
  • Thoroughly examine dogs during the wash to identify potential issues such as fleas and ticks, skin infections, etc.
  • Correctly complete any requested add-on or basic services such as external anal gland expression, de-shedding, flea, and tick treatment, etc.
  • Thoroughly towel dry, clean ears, and brush dogs.
  • Thoroughly dry using a force dryer if the dog is comfortable.
  • Complete service by safely trimming nails.
  • Speak to clients at pick-up to ensure the dog is done to their satisfaction.’

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.00 – $22.50 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Commission pay
  • Tips


Job Features

Job Category

Grooming & Bathing

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