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Dog Grooming: Part 1
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Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Anyone interested in learning how to groom their own pet or in a professional environment.
Turn your love for animals into a successful pet grooming career! This course provides basic knowledge of pet grooming as well as hands-on experience in the field of professional retail pet care. You will work with dogs, under the supervision of an experienced groomer, learn basic anatomy, coat and skin disorders, animal behavior, safe handling, tools and grooming techniques.
Course Objectives
  1. • Learn the basic steps to dog grooming and proper dog hygiene.
    • Learn basic anatomy of a dog, including proper movement of the joints that require moving an animal’s leg, tail, etc.
    • Know basic dog psychology, understand dog actions and behaviors.
    • Recognize the different breeds of dogs, their coats and recommended cuts.
    • Recognize any parasite infestations, and common skin diseases.
    • Know the common tools, danger zones and types of trims.
    • Maintain a safe work environment and learn how to communicate with pet parents.
    • Practice bathing, brushing and drying of dogs.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Intro to class.
    Canine anatomy: skeletal, body parts
    Canine psychology, safe procedures.
    Common external and internal parasites
  2. Preventing, identifying common infestations and skin diseases.
    Common grooming products used in a professional environment
    Proper use of common tools, care of tools.
  3. Safety and sanitation
    Basic pet handling
    Structure of a Mat
  4. Different breeds of dogs, their coats and their recommended grooming.
    Types of trims for head, feet, body, ears and tails.
    Bathing and Drying Skills
    Brushing and Combing Skills
  5. Pre-assessment: nails, feet, ears, tail
    Hair versus Fur. Knowing the difference, how to groom
    Written Exam
  6. Hands on Practice: bathing, brushing, drying: nails, ears and sanitary trim
  7. Hands on Practice: Field Exam
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Text that will be provided to student: " Notes from the Grooming Table, 2nd edition" By: Melissa Verplank ISBN: 978-0692658079
Tools that will need to be acquired by student: Miracle Coat Slicker Brush, Greyhound comb, Nail Trimmers, Grooming Scissors
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Dog Salon
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Anyone interested in learning how to groom their own pet or in a professional environment.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Professional Dog Bathing - ANS-3100A2
  • Become a Professional Dog Trainer - ANS-3500B3
Course Contact Information
Benjamin Wagoner