Course Description and Schedule
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Professional Groomer Course, 9 Weeks. Click on, “Course Description” for a summary of the instruction.
Tuition Cost $3750.00 plus $50 non refundable application fee plus $925 for purchase of the Professional Groomer Tool Kit.
An introduction to the pet care industry, grooming, and breed identification will be conducted. There will be a description of the school environment including school policies, procedures regulations and safety procedures.
Selection and Care of Equipment
A detailed presentation of the equipment used in the grooming profession will be presented. The student will be taught how to select the proper tool for each grooming operation. The maintenance and proper sanitation of grooming equipment will be discussed in detail.
Pet First Aid
You will receive training in Pet First Aid. This is a valuable skill to have during the course of your pet-grooming career!
Safety and Sanitation
Safety precautions to be followed in the grooming salon and the importance of proper sanitation will be discussed in detail.
Animal Psychology and Temperament
The behavior, socialization and the methods of dealing with dogs and in the grooming environment will be presented.
Proper Handling and Restraining Techniques
Demonstrations of the utilization of correct restraining techniques will be demonstrated. Procedures for instilling basic pet obedience will be shown. The importance of maintaining patience will be emphasized.
The basic anatomy of dogs will be described. A description of animal physiology will be presented.
Skin Disorders and Parasites
The student will be taught to recognize common skin problems and the causes of these ailments.
The dynamics of running a successful pet grooming business will be taught. This will include, shop operation, pricing, record keeping, client relations, and professional business etiquette.
Starting Your Own Grooming Business
For those interested in opening their own business after graduation a highly skilled business consultant will present a step by step instructions for staring and managing your own pet grooming business
Grooming patterns will be shown for all popular breeds of dogs and cats. The entire grooming process including, prepping, bathing, drying, and finishing will be demonstrated and practiced. Creative grooming for mixed breeds, poodles, longhaired and purebred patterns, including poodle, etc., will be taught.
There will be many hours of hands on practical grooming experience practicing what was taught in class. Periodic written and practical tests will be conducted to determine the progress of each student and to assure that the required educational objectives are being met. Special attention is given to each student.
Classes are limited to six students. This allows each student to receive personalized instruction and tutoring.