It is the goal of Dog -N- Suds dog grooming school to help students groom pet dogs to their clients complete satisfaction and have satisfied return customers.
The program provides for 80 hours of training which includes the following breakdown:
Theory (4 hours)
This section involves the basic, overall understanding of the world of dog grooming. Topics are; identification of various breeds, understanding of the different sizes of blades, and the reasons a dog owner would trust a dog groomer.
Observation (4 hours)
This section introduces watching the instructor and other groomers and how they prepare a dog, bathe a dog, shave a dog and dry a dog. You will observe the interplay between the school director and the dog owners.
Classroom Instruction (8 hours)
This section concentrates on reading various books on the art of grooming and one on one discussions with the director regarding any and all aspects or questions about grooming.
Hands on Grooming (64 hours)
This section focuses on hands on grooming of dogs. You will bathe the dog, check for fleas, check for infections, look for skin problems, shave or trim the dog, dry the dog, and be responsible for the overall appearance of the dog. At the conclusion of this section you will be able to do a complete groom from start to finish.
- How to read a dog's mood and know when to quit grooming
- Tips on managing dogs with humane techniques
- How to let the client know the dog could not be groomed
- How to politely inform client of health issues that may need additional attention
- First aid and what to do in the event of an accident
- How to tell the client if the animal is injured
- How to resolve a conflict if the owner is unhappy with the groom
- How to talk to the client to insure you understand how they want their dog groomed
- How to set pricing and how to answer the phone
- Grooming of all breeds available
- How to clean ears and when to suspect ear infections
- How to decide what would look good on designer dogs and other mixes
- How to demat and when not to demat
- How to hand scissor
- How to style a face and what style face goes on what dog
- How to cut nails and stop bleeding if it occurs
- How to give a good bath
- Techniques to blow dry a dog and get done faster
- Ideas on how to calm an upset dog
- Ideas on how to trim problem areas
- How to keep dogs from being injured during a groom
- How to determine size and layout of your shop
- Cats require different strategies
- How to shave down a cat
- The difference between restraining a cat and a dog
- Difference between grooming cats and dogs
- Dangers of grooming cats
- What type of shampoo to use on cats
It is the goal of Dog - N- Suds dog grooming school to help students groom pet dogs to their clients complete satisfaction and have satisfied return customers. Further it is our goal to help students understand the skills necessary to work for another groomer, veterinarian, or kennel. Finally, if students want to open their own business we will assist them. A job placement letter of recommendation is available for all students who complete the program. A job employment board is placed at the groom shop with a list of available grooming positions.
Students are required to fulfill all of the designated hours of this program to receive the certificate. Any re-entrance to a student who has been put on probation is at the sole discretion of the director. If student is tardy or missed a class, contact the director to schedule make-up time date.