Listening to the “Hey, Joe!” Podcast this morning hosted by Paragon pet Grooming School-
This one talked about the variety of ways we physically and emotionally tax our bodies.
Dr. Matt spoke specifically about lifting dogs.
....Which got me thinking about how much weight we left with our bodies on average as a groomer....
Here’s a mathematical equation to break it down and quite an eye-opening result!
8 groom dogs total- 5 small breed and 3 medium breed dogs each day=
5 dogs @ 15lbs= 75 lbs each day
3 dogs @40lbs= 120 lbs each day
195lbs lifted each day
X 5 days a week in your work week
975 lbs lifted in a work week
X 250 days a year (at 50 weeks)
That’s a whopping 243,750 pounds lifted in a 5 day, 8 dog each day work week- even with an additional 2 solid weeks vacation off each year (and how many of us either only take 8 small or medium dogs every day, or work more than 5 days a week— or EVER take a 2 week vacation?!)
That number again:
243,750 pounds, friends.