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Dirty Dogs Spa School of Grooming

LogoDirtyDogsSpa-Grooming2Dirty Dogs Spa School of Grooming is dedicated to the teaching, training, and advancement of individuals concerned with the care, maintenance, and appearance of animals.  To accomplish this, students are given extensive training, with close supervision, while actually grooming pets at Dirty Dogs Spa.  This “hands-on” approach allows students to apply knowledge and perfect the skills, resulting in a rapid progression from basic bathing and brushing to a complete professional groom.

 

Class size is limited to ensure the individual attention each student requires.  Programs are designed to proceed at the student’s pace, depending upon the learning style of the individual student.

Our goal is to educate and train students to be the finest groomers possible, to be competent and confident members of the pet grooming industry, and to uphold its professionalism.

 

 

OBJECTIVE

This course is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare the student to obtain future employment as a Professional Pet Groomer. This course may also prepare the student for the management of a grooming salon.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course concentrates on all levels of grooming, with an emphasis on the finished appearance of the pet. The entire Bather / Brusher Program course is included as a part of the Professional Pet Grooming Program. In addition, scissors techniques in layer cutting, thinning, and line cutting are included in the skills taught and practiced. The students will also master an understanding of breed standards, as well as the ability to provide fine creative grooming for mixed breeds.

 

Students will complete an extensive study of dog breeds, and conduct in-depth research of temperament, structure and movement. Pet First Aid and CPR as well as practical experience in dog obedience is also included.

 

Bather / Brusher Program

The Bather/Brusher Program is designed to teach a student skills and techniques required to properly prepare a pet to be professionally groomed. This is a good course to decide if you would like to become a dog groomer.

 

80 hours — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 am – 5 pm

 

Prerequisite – High school diploma or GED certificate, and a genuine love of animals.

 

Part I Classroom 20 hours – via-video at salon or online – Anatomy, breeds, safety, parasites, proper techniques. Upon successfully completing and passing with 80% or better each section of this section the student will then move to Part II.

 

 

 

Part II Hands-On 60 hours – Applying the techniques of proper brushing, de-matting, bathing, drying, nail clipping, ear care, teeth care

 

Upon completion, the student will receive a certificate as a “Groomer Assistant”

 

Required – Books & Reading Materials

Notes From the Grooming Table, Melissa Verplank

The Theory of Five, Melissa Verplank

Complete Dog Book, the American Kennel Club, Newest Edition

Canine Terminology, Harold R Spira

Cesar’s Way, Cesar Milan

 

Basic Groomer Program

 

160 hours – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 am – 5 pm

 

Prerequisite –            Bather / Brusher Program

 

Part I Classroom 20 hours. Breed specific grooming techniques. Upon successfully completing and passing with 80% or better each section of this section the student will then move to the Part II.

 

Part II Hands-On 140 hours. Applying and perfecting the techniques learned, working with clients in determining the proper style for each pet

 

Upon completion, the student will receive a certificate as a “Pet Groomer”

 

Required – Books & Reading Materials

Notes From the Grooming Table, Melissa Verplank

The Theory of Five, Melissa Verplank

Complete Dog Book, the American Kennel Club, Newest Edition

Canine Terminology, Harold R Spira

Cesar’s Way, Cesar Milan

Salon Work Book

 

Required – Equipment

 

2 Universal Slicker Brushes – 1 large & 1 small

2 Nail Trimmers

Large (Miller Forge recommended)

Medium

Styptic Powder

Ear Powder

Hemostats – non-locking (curved or straight)

Detangler Spray (such as Quicker Slicker)

Spray Disinfectant

Greyhound Comb – 7 ½ “ to 8”

Matt Breaker

Flea Comb

Rubber Curry

Andis 2 Speed Clipper—Includes Blade #10

Blades 15, 30, 7F, 5F, 4F, 3 ¾ F

Snap-on Combs

Blade Wash

Grooming School Tool Bag

Grooming School Smock

Scissors: 5 1/2 Curve, 5”-6” Straight, 8“ Straight, 8” Curve, Thinning shears

 

Anyone interested in applying to Dirty Dogs Spa School of Grooming is encouraged to visit the school and meet with the director before enrolling. Although a visit is not required, it will not only give the prospective student an opportunity to meet with the director, and examine the facility, but will also provide a demonstration of the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the pet grooming business. This will assist the prospective student in making a decision about pursuing a career in this field. The visit may be scheduled on any regular business day, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call in advance for an appointment, so the director can plan adequate time for an informative meeting. After the decision to apply has been made, the prospective student must submit the appropriate application forms, copy of High School Diploma / GED certificate, along with the $100 registration fee. Copies of the necessary forms can be found online at www.dirtydogsspa.com/groomingschool.html, via email at GroomingSchool@dirtydogsspa.com, or by telephone (919) 453-0765.

 

REGISTRATION AND ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Students should possess a genuine love for animals and High School Diploma or GED certificate. All students must be at least 18 years of age, be in good health and current with their Tetnus vaccinations, (a signed proof from your doctor must be provided). You must be able to stand for 8 hours and be able to lift animals of 50 lbs or larger in to the bathing tub. The academy will review the prospective student’s application and qualifications, after which the student will be notified as to the status of his / her acceptance.

 

Upon acceptance the student has 7 days to make deposit for the class and to place their order for grooming tools (as needed for the class). The student must be drug free and must be clean, neat, and dressed appropriately for work which includes closed toe shoes, no exposed undergarments, and no piercings that could pose a hazard upon interaction with a pet during grooming.

 

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS EDUCATION, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE

 

We do not accept transfer credit nor allow credit for prior education, training, or experience.

 

 

Please contact Vanessa Davis to schedule your interview. 919.453.0765  or  groomingschool@dirtydogsspa.com

 

Dirty Dogs School of Grooming Registration Form