Pet Grooming School

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Pet Grooming School

If you love animals, why not pursue a career that allows you to work with them each day? 


This program helps prepare you for a job as a pet groomer working in a humane society, veterinary clinic, pet store, or kennel.
Employment for animal care and service workers is in high demand.
Miami’s Pet Grooming offers courses, goal-setting tools, and more to help you succeed.

What You Will Learn

The basics of dog and cat grooming.
The different types of breeds and coats.
An understanding of animal anatomy, personalities, and behavior.
How to groom dogs for the sporting group, herding group, hound group, working group, and more.


Program Goals and Outcomes


Grooming Goals and Outcomes
Penn Foster's Pet Grooming Certificate Program teaches you how to care for the grooming needs of your own dogs and cats and can help position you for employment as a pet or dog groomer

Program Goal


The Pet Grooming certificate program teaches students how to care for the grooming needs.


Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

 

  • Identify the duties of a pet groomer and how to establish a grooming business

  • Know the historical background of the dog and cat and identify the anatomy of the dog and cat

  • Identify grooming hand tools and describe their uses and describe how to bathe, dry, and prepare a dog for grooming

  • Recognize how to groom dogs from the Terrier group, non-sporting group, and toy group

  • Recognize how to groom dogs from the sporting group, herding group, hound group, and working group

  • Recognize how to groom poodles, mixed breeds and drop-coat styles, and puppies

  • Recognize the basic personalities of different dogs and understand how to groom dogs who have behavior problems

  • Identify the characteristics common to cats' personality types and understand how to properly handle each type of cat

  • Know the basics of bookkeeping, advertising, customer service, and setting pricing and fees to start a pet grooming business

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Professional Dog

Styling Program

300 Clock Hours (8 weeks full time) Prepping 101, Bathing & Drying 102,  and Styling 103

Tools

(Tool Kit blade # may be subject to change)

  • ​ANDIS BLADE CASE

  • GREYHOUND 7.5" COMB

  • ALL BREED STYLING BOOK

  • 5.5" STRAIGHT DEMATTING COMB

  • HAIR PULLER  

  • BLOOD STOP ½ OZ.

  • LG. SLICKER BRUSH

  • SNAP-ON COMB #1

  • 44 TOOTH THINNING SHEARS

  • UNIFORM - APRON

  • SNAP-ON COMB #2

  • 2 SPEED CLIPPER

  • TOOL BOX

  • 8" STRAIGHT SHEAR

  • MASK & SAFETY GLASSES

  • 8" CURVED SHEAR

  • OXYFRESH EAR CLEANER

  • PET NAIL CLIPPER

  • SMALL SHEARS

  • DELUXE COARSE TOOTH COMB

  • BLADE CLEANER

  • # 7 BLADE

  • # 7F BLADE

  • A-5 BLADE # 7/8

  • # 5F BLADE

  • # 4 BLADE

  • # 4F BLADE

  • # 10 BLADE

  • # 40 BLADE

  • # 15 BLADE​

  • # 9 BLADE

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Professional Dog Bathing Program

300 Clock Hours (8 weeks full time) Prepping 101, Bathing & Drying 102,  and Styling 103

Tools

​DELUXE COARSE TOOTH COMB

5.5" STRAIGHT HAIR PULLERProfessional Dog Bathing Program

​This program will show how to achieve a professionally bathed and dried pet. The purpose is to equip the student with a strong foundation of bathing skills that will enable you to have a Career in Dog Bathing profession. In addition to learning pet bathing, which is the foundation of dog grooming, special attention will be focused in learning correct pet handling, safety procedures & speed techniques.

  • Shampoo Procedures

  • Flea Treatments

  • Anal Gland Expulsion

  • Blow Drying

  • Finish Brushing

  • Comb-Outs

  • Therapeutic Shampoos

  • Nail Clipping

  • Ear Cleaning

  • Safety & Control

  • Pet Communication

  • UNIFORM - APRON

  • BLOOD STOP ½ OZ.

  • DEMATTING COMB

  • TOOL BOX

  • PET NAIL CLIPPER

  • SM. SLICKER BRUSH

  • MASK & SAFETY GLASSES

  • GREYHOUND 7.5" COMB

  • LG. SLICKER BRUSH

  • OXYFRESH EAR CLEANER

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