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Some tips for caring with animals

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PeterD

Top Animal Carer!
Im Peter

I currently work at a small animal care company in Lincolnshire where we mainly deal with dogs and cats, but that doesnt mean we turn our noses up at other animals. I didnt go through an apprenticeship and ive only been in this kind of role for about 11 years, but i wish i did do an apprenticeship!

The main thing that it required it that you obviously love animals, ive worked with people who just clearly have no passion for animals and it started to show as their attitude begun to sink and their work rate went down.

You have to like the outdoors to as that is probably where you will end up spending most of your time.
It can be a really hard job, as things dont always go your way, but its so rewarding and has benefits, especially if you are a keen animal lover.

I hope my advice helps anyone looking at this kind of role
 

Ryan

Active Member
Only just seen this post! Thank you for this information, Peter! I'm sure when we get more members they'll find this really helpful! It doesn't matter about not being in an Apprenticeship, you're providing information on what the career is like after - so that's brilliant!

Thank you again, Peter! :)
 
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PeterD

Top Animal Carer!
Sorry for the latish reply ryan, havent really had time with my computer as business is booming as a lot of people are going on vacations over the christmas break which means were using some of our facilities as kennels and so on - it's a perfect example of how these kind of jobs need people desperately.

Ill certainly try to help anyone looking to get into job like this as much as i can.
 
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joan123

New Member
Cutting their nails, combing them out, washing them, and other tasks make up the work. Like a beauty parlour for animals, you are.
 
pawpaddogs

pawpaddogs

New Member
Hi Peter, It's interesting to hear you talk about not going down the apprenticeship route. We help people start their own dog grooming business and one of the confusing things out there is around what qualifications you need to become a dog groomer and surprisingly you don't need any ! Training - Yes. Some providers do make it sound like you do need City & Guilds etc but it is an unregulated area just like lots of other businesses ; so we designed our own courses based on hands on experience with professional trainers. It works for us and hopefully people realise there are other routes to working with dogs - and who wouldn't want to work with dogs ha ha :) and that practical help and confidence building is super important.
 
Ziporal Mothis

Ziporal Mothis

New Member
Animals need to be kept in a clean, secure, and comfortable habitat, fed a balanced food, given plenty of opportunities for exercise and play, and taken in for regular veterinary checkups.
 
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