What are these “hairdressers” really doing for our pets? Grooming, this often underestimated profession, actually requires rigorous know-how.
Manon Amiel, 21, student and apprentice groomer at the Cani’Cat salon in Toulouse explains, “It’s a very meticulous job, theoretical knowledge is essential. Besides the aesthetic aspect, she continues, having your animal groomed is necessary. to his well-being and his health “. On November 7, she won first place in the French Grooming Championship in Lyon, in the “future pro 2” category in waxing a Scottish terrier.
Winning this prize reinforces the young woman to persevere in this direction. It is also a source of pride for Élodie Roulé, his apprenticeship teacher, who transmits her passion and her know-how to her on a daily basis.
“The best way to learn grooming is to practice in a salon,” she says, delighted to be working at Cani’cat to validate her technical certificate in the grooming trades. “There are a lot of aspects to know such as the morphology of the animal, knowing how to apprehend its behavior.”
For Élodie and Manon, the choice of this profession was guided by an unconditional love of animals. They nevertheless denounce a certain social disregard for the profession. “Considered” unnecessary “, we were forced to close the lounge during the first confinement. “Élodie keeps repeating it;” It is a profession that cannot be improvised, poor grooming can be dangerous for the health of the animal. “