50 hour Animal Grooming Certificate

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About the course

If you want to work with dogs and have a strong empathy with animals, then maybe a career in grooming beckons. Or perhaps you’d like to understand how to groom your own dog. Practical and informative, this Animal Grooming course covers everything you need to know; from a history of dog grooming to today’s popular styles, and what to do when accidents happen.

Dog grooming has come a long way since the 1st century BC when dogs were sheared like sheep. It wasn’t until the 18th century Paris that the idea of clipping for fashion, rather than function, came into being. But with International Open Academy you have the latest clips for reference, and will never be lost for style, whether your client is a Poodle or a Samoyed.

When setting up a grooming business the course helps you:

  • Decide what equipment to buy
  • Learn how to safely restrain animals
  • Keep yourself safe
  • Keep you clients safe
  • Maintain good hygiene practises
  • Understand the correct way to shampoo and bathe dogs
  • Clip claws without tears
  • Know the traditional clips for different dog breeds

Enroll today and unleash your inner groomer!

 

Course Modules:

Module 1: Where did grooming begin?

  • History and evolution of dog grooming
  • Origins of dog grooming
  • A profession of the future
  • Bark the loudest!
Module 2: Be prepared!
  • Safe set up procedures
  • Safety for you and your staff
  • Safety restraints
  • Muzzles
  • Pet safety
Module 3: First aid
  • Introduction
  • How to approach an injured or ill dog
  • Artificial respiration
  • Heart massage
  • Heat stroke
  • Stress from shock
Module 4: The most common disorders
  • Introduction
  • Eczema
  • Ringworm
  • Dandruff
  • Scabies
  • Otitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Plaque
Module 5: Working tools
  • Large items
  • Cutting equipment and scissors
  • Brushes and combs
  • Accessories
  • Hygiene and disinfection
Module 6: Psychology and bathing
  • The dog groomers approach to dogs
  • Advice for clients on preparing dogs for grooming
  • Aggressive dogs
  • Why wash?
  • Before you start
  • Important little places
  • Shampoo
  • Dive in!
Module 7: Anatomy & types of coat
  • Anatomy
  • Types of coat
  • Table of grooming levels
  • Bathing dogs with long hair
  • Bathing dogs with curly hair
  • Bathing dogs with short hair
  • Bathing Nordic dogs
Module 8: Standard styles
  • Introduction
  • Poodle
  • Yorkshire terrier
  • White west highland terrier
  • English cocker spaniel
  • Shih Tzu
  • Schnauzer
  • Labrador/retriever
  • French Bulldog
  • Samoyed husky
  • Mongrel / mutt / mixed breed

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