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    14 Secrets Pet Store Employees Will Never Tell You

    The customer swears that their pet is gentle and tame, but as soon as they turn their back, it turns into a demon.

    1. One of the most difficult parts about working in a pet store is handling massive amounts of pee, poo, and vomit from a wide array of pets.

    2. The worst is when a customer's dog starts peeing on everything, especially the products on sale at the store, and the staff has to go chase after it while the owner just stands there.

    3. That's why the bottom shelves, which are more prone to being peed on, have products in sealed plastic packages.

    4. That story about dogs looking like their owners is completely TRUE.

    5. Small dogs are often more aggressive than big ones.

    6. Although people often think that a dog will do anything to avoid a bath, drying off is even worse.

    7. Yard dogs have more trouble sitting still.

    8. Sometimes groomers need to wear leather gloves if a pet is especially aggressive.

    9. Customers always swear that their pet is gentle and tame, but as soon as they turn their back, it turns into a demon.

    10. If you want to drive a pet store employee crazy, call on a Friday or Saturday and insist that you need to schedule a grooming appointment for later that same day.

    11. Some people almost get sick when they see their pets get an injection or a veterinary examination and need to be comforted more than the pets themselves.

    12. It's normal to get attached to animals up for adoption, and when one can't manage to find a home, sometimes the staff will adopt it.

    13. Some people work with pets while studying at college or while they're looking for other work. But not always! It can also be a great career and a lifetime plan.

    14. If you want to work as a pet groomer, there are plenty of disciplines to master. From the most basic, like bathing and shearing, to the most complex, like grooming.