1-Day Introduction to Dog Grooming
This course is ideal for school leavers or for adults looking for a career change. It is designed to give students an overview of pet styling and an insight into the world of a professional stylist. It is a great way to experience what life would be like in a new career and learn the fundamental elements of grooming.
Please note: this course is not suitable for those looking to groom their own dogs.
What you'll learn
General introduction to dog grooming and why it is important
An overview of the different types of coats
Bathing: what products you use, why you use them and what techniques are used
Drying and brushing techniques
Understanding nails and clipping
Hygienic cleaning: the importance of anal gland expression, ear cleaning and teeth cleaning
Understanding a dog’s structure
Introduction to grooming equipment
Understanding the practical use of clippers and blades
Basic clipper techniques
Demonstration of shaping techniques using clippers and scissors
What you need to bring
Flat soled, comfortable shoes
Relaxed and comfortable clothes
A notebook and pen
You are not required to bring anything with you as all professional equipment and protective clothing will be supplied. We only use the very best professional equipment as this sets the standard for our work.
If you are interested in buying your first set of scissors then we will be happy to advise you.
After completing my course I was already fully booked with appointments for my first two weeks of business so literally hit the ground running straight away and it took off!Read Terence's story