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Dog Grooming Traineeship

Pups4Fun have a unique opportunity for a motivated person to join our team to take on a traineeship in dog grooming. This is a great way to enter the grooming industry and get paid while gaining hands on experience and a Cert III Animal Care Services (ACM30122), specialising in pet grooming and customer service.

The scholarship will run for 24mths, with the opportunity to sign on for employment if you have successfully completed the training program and qualification. The applicant will be paid at award level rates or above while completing on the job training, and working towards this qualification paid for by Pups4Fun.

Joining our team of professional groomers at Fisher, you will start learning the skills of a bather/dryer, before moving on to develop pet clipping and styling on a range of dogs.  Our unique membership based salon allows our groomers to build relationships with our dogs and clients long term, and ensure animal welfare is premium.

As part of a larger pet industry organisation, you will also gain the benefits of working with a large team of skilled dog trainers and professionals and be part of the organisational wide training and development program.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

- Bathing and drying of dogs;
- Basic pet clips;
- Animal welfare;
- Customer service;
- Compliance with procedures and policies;
- Facility maintenance and cleaning;
- Professional development; and
- Any other tasks as required.

Qualifications and Requirements

- Dog handling experience;
- Ability to lift 20kg unassisted;
- Physically fit and able to stand all day;
- Experience in working as part of a team;
- Dire for continuing education;
- Good written and verbal communication skills;
- A passion for dogs and their wellbeing.

About the Business

Established in 2008, Pups4Fun is Canberra’s leading dog daycare, dog training and dog grooming provider. With an ever growing client base, we have a new space available for a Dog Grooming Trainee within our team.

Pups4Fun is one of Canberra’s largest pet industry employers. Everyone here has a purpose, and bring their own talents to the business. This is because we all strive towards the common goal of being Australia’s leading dog daycare and training facility.  In 2021 and 2023 we were a finalist in the Australian Training Awards Medium Employer of the Year, and won the ACT Medium Employer of the Year.

People are at the centre of what we do! We value people who are passionate about providing an exceptional experience for our community. We challenge ourselves to constantly raise the bar!

With a team of over 55 employees, over 1000 dogs a week, eight vehicles, four shopfronts, and six acres of dog parkland, its a great way to enter the industry. 

We aim to remain leaders in the industry, and bring a high level of respect to the industry and the people working in it.


Please go to our website and fill out the Grooming Traineeship Employment Form.  You are required to film a quick video of no more than 5mins to tell us more about you and why you would be great in this role.  Please list on YouTube as unlisted, and include the link on your application form.

If you have any questions please contact Dallas at [email protected]

Applications close COB Monday 29 April 24