Professional Pet Grooming Course

 

Exceed in collaboration with JKL Grooming School will be offering an IEAA International Accredited Diploma in Professional Pet Grooming.

If you love animals and looking for a new job or business opportunity then pet grooming may be your next step! In this course you’ll discover everything you need to know to become a professional pet groomer, from understanding different breeds, animal anatomy. first aid to setting up a business in grooming.

  1. Module 1 – CANINE COAT CARE

    Sub Module A – Coat Types

      • Smooth Coats
      • Short Coats
      • Double Coats
      • Silky Coats
      • Harsh coats
      • Curly Coats
      • Corded Coats

     

    Sub Module B – Parts of a Dog, Physiology

      • Fibula, tibia, scapula – converting terminology to groomer jargon

     

    Sub Module C – Parasites, Zoonoses

      • fleas, ticks, worms
      • rabies, ringworm, heartworms, sporotichosis

     

    Sub Module D – Getting Started

      • Tools, Equipment, Supplies
      • First Groom – Step-by-Step
        • Smooth Coats
        • Short Coats
        • Double Coats
      • Introduction to Carding
  2. Module 2 – TOOLS OF THE TRADE

    Sub Module A – Grooming Tools

      • Description, Usage, Maintenance
      • Professional Equipment and Suppliers Lists

     

    Sub Module B – Supplies, Equipment and Product Comparisons

      • dryers
      • tables and loops
      • fixed restraints
      • pet support and positioning systems
      • clipper vacuum systems
      • shop set up

     

    Sub Module C – Professional Clippers and Blades

      • clipper and blade maintenance
      • blade size and purpose
      • clipper usage
      • comb attachments

     

    Sub Module D – Grooming Products

      • shampoos
      • conditioners
      • colognes
      • ear powders and cleansers
      • styptic powders and gels
      • clipper oils and coolants

     

    Sub Module E – What is a Matt?

      • dematting, detangling
      • clipping down
      • speed and matt combing

     

    Sub Module F – Brushing, Combing, Nail Trimming Techniques

      • wire slicker and pin brush
      • combing
      • nail clipping

     

    Sub Module G – New Grooming Products

      • tables – hydraulic, electric
      • dryers – high velocity, stand up, cage, compartment
      • bath aids – steps, ramps, lifts
      • bathtub units
      • groomer apparel

     

    Sub Module H – Clipper Maintenance Detail

      • illustrated step by step procedures

     

    Sub Module I – All About Shears

      • sizes, shapes, function
      • scissor pliers
      • scissoring methods and holding techniques
      • practice and strengthening exercises
      • convex or bevel edge
      • shear ergonomics
  3. Module 3 - PROFESSIONAL PROCEDURES & SAFETY

    Sub Module A – Before the Bath

      • lifting and control techniques, small and larger dogs
      • patterns and styles
      • toenails, clipping, grinding, nail caps
      • ears, plucking and cleansing
      • excess coat removal
      • dematting, brushing, combing
      • clipper burn
      • areas of special concern
      • eyes, teeth, wrinkles, elbows, hocks, pasterns, anal sacs

     

    Sub Module B – Procedural Steps to Bathing

      • wetting, lathering, scrubbing
      • rinsing, conditioning, towel drying
      • bathing equipment

     

    Sub Module C – Procedural Steps to Finishing

      • drying – high velocity, fluff, cage
      • clipping, brushing, combing
      • finishing touches
      • coat oils and colognes

     

    Sub Module D – Grooming the Double Coats

      • shorter double coats, longer double coats
      • undercoat removal – the brush out
      • hair removal, pads, toes, feet, hocks
      • tidying feathers, undercarriage, tail

     

    Sub Module E – Hematoma

      • causes, prevention, treatment

     

    Sub Module F – Controlling Problem Dogs

      • identifying difficult dogs
      • handling methods
      • the importance of table size
      • passive or submissive posture
      • control and restraint

     

    Sub Module G – Grooming Shortcuts

      • hair removal
      • wet HVing
      • wet clipping
      • electrical safety precautions

     

    Sub Module H – Best Management Practices

      • how clean is clean?
      • disinfecting
      • sterilizing
      • read the label
      • antibacterial soaps
      • procedures
      • selecting the ideal disinfectants

     

    Sub Module I – Personal Safety Equipment

      • ear protection
      • eye protection
      • lung protection
      • skin protection
  4. Module 4 – CURLY COATS

    Sub Module A – Poodles

      • common clipper patterns for standard, miniature and toy poodles
      • grooming detail – step by step
      • hair growth, directional changes
      • clipper control
      • scissor blending, tapering, beveling
      • clipping poodle feet – step by step
      • face clipping – step by step
      • clean face
      • mustaches
      • tail and undercarriage detail
      • clipper dexterity
      • scissor finishing
      • poms – topknot, tail, leg poms
      • show clips
      • Show Puppy, Continental, English Saddle, Lion
      • line grooming the show poodle

     

    Sub Module B – Mixed Breeds

      • Cockapoo, Teripoo, Maltipoo, Pomapoo, Labradoodle, Goldendoodle
      • Daisy, Teddy Bear, Pantaloon, Mohawk
      • face, body and tail options

     

    Sub Module C – Bichon Frise

      • complete grooming detail
      • head and body styles

     

    Sub Modules D, E, F, G – Other Curly Coats

      • Portuguese Water Dog – Retriever Trim, Lion Trim
      • Old English Sheepdog – Full Coat, Cruiser Trim, Giant Teddy Trim
      • Irish Water Spaniel

     

    Sub Module H – Patterns for Correcting Faults

      • short body, long body, bow legs, French front, cow hocks, overweight
  5. Module 5 – HARSH COATS

     

    Sub Module A - Terriers

      • coat types
      • short legged terrier patterns
      • long legged terrier patterns
      • head and tail detail
      • head chart
      • tail chart

     

    Sub Module B – Pet Terrier Trims

      • grooming instruction for twenty common terrier breeds
      • Scottie
      • Wire Fox
      • Irish
      • Schnauzers – Miniature, Standard, Giant
      • Welsh
      • Airedale
      • Lakeland
      • Kerry Blue
      • Sealyham
      • Australian
      • Bedlington
      • Cairn
      • Dandie Dinmont
      • Westie
      • Soft-coated Wheaten
      • Norfolk
      • Norwich

     

    Sub Module C – Hand Stripping

      • overview, methodology, advantages, disadvantages
      • blown coats, hand plucking, rotating the coat
      • illustrated start to finish instruction

     

    Sub Module D – Illustrated Pet Grooming Comparisons

      • terrier grooming comparisons
      • pattern similarities and differences
      • an aid to instant terrier breed recognition and grooming

     

    Sub Module E – Terrier Heads and Bodies Simplified

      • four basic geometric head shapes
      • coat removal – too little, too much, just right

     

    Sub Module F – Other Harsh Coat Patterns

      • Affenpinscher
      • Brussels Griffon
      • Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
      • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
  6. Module 6 – SPANIELS, SETTERS & OTHER DROPCOATS

    Sub Module A – Common Spaniel Trims

      • Cocker Spaniel
      • maintaining the full coat
      • Suburban trim
      • Smoothie
      • English Cocker Spaniel
      • English Springer Spaniel
      • Welsh Springer Spaniel
      • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
      • English Toy Spaniel

     

    Sub Module B – Setter Trims

      • History of each breed, and their roles today
      • Irish Setter – correct head, body, feathers & feet
      • Red & White Setter – correct head, body, feathers & feet
      • English Setter  – correct head, body, feathers & feet
      • Gordon Setter  – correct head, body, feathers & feet

     

    Sub Module C – Other Dropcoats – Complete Grooming Detail

      • Line brushing
      • Shih Tzu – 3 grooming styles
      • Yorkie – 3 grooming styles
      • Pomeranian – 3 grooming style

     

    Sub Module D – Puppy’s First Groom

      • Scheduling
      • First consultation
      • Getting the job done
      • Follow up

     

    Sub Module E – Grooming the Older Pet

      • The special needs of the geriatric dog
      • Gentle, methodical hands on approach
      • Comfort and safety
  7. Module 7 – FELINE COAT CARE

     

    Sub Module A – Cat Coat Types

      • Domestic Short Hair
      • Domestic Long Hair
      • Angora
      • Cornish Rex
      • Wire-hair
      • Persian
      • Maine Coon
      • Devon Rex
      • Hairless

     

    Sub Module B – Parts of A Cat – Physiology

    Sub Module C – Parasite Recognition

    Sub Module D – Zoonoses

  8. Module 8 – CAT TOOLS OF THE TRADE

    Sub Module A – Cat Specific Grooming Tools

      • Brushes
      • Combs
      • Crates
      • Harnesses
      • Grooming bags
      • Air muzzle

     

    Sub Module B – Cat Grooming Products

      • Shampoos
      • Conditioners
      • Colognes

     

    Sub Module C – Matting in Cats

      • definition and remedies
  9. Module 9 – CAT PROCEDURES, FIRST AID, TIPS & TIDBITS

    Sub Module A – Body Language, Facial Expression

      • control and restraint
      • groomer protection and handling procedures
      • protective gear
      • crating, holding, lifting

     

    Sub Module B –  Pre Bath Procedures

      • ear care
      • tidying excess foot hair
      • trimming claws
      • nail caps
      • control and restraint – muzzles, Elizabethan collars
      • brushing, combing, dematting
      • sanitary clip and tummy trim
      • areas of special concern
      • stud tail
      • eyes
      • mouth and teeth
      • facial creases

     

    Sub Module C – Bath Procedures

      • respiratory cautions
      • wetting, lathering, rinsing, toweling
      • bath alternatives

     

    Sub Module D – After Bath Procedures

      • drying
      • brushing, combing

     

    Sub Module E – Clipping Down – Common Trims

      • Comfort
      • Tiger
      • Mohawk
      • Smoothie
      • Lion

     

    Sub Module F – First Aid for Cats

      • heatstroke – prevention, symptoms, first aid
      • cardio pulmonary resuscitation – ABC’s for cats
      • choking – prevention, symptoms, first aid
      • controlling bleeding – minor to severe wounds,
      • pressure points, tourniquets
      • sprains or fractures – dressings, splints, aftercare

     

    Sub Module G – Hints, Tips and Trade Secrets

      • face cleaning
      • eye stain
      • tar, pitch, gum, burrs
      • safe cat clipping
      • nicks, cuts, clipper burn
      • towel roll

     

    Sub Module H – Disinfectants & Pesticides

      • safe or toxic to cats?

     

    Sub Module I – Home Based and Housecall Grooming

      • benefits to cat and groomer
      • marketing and pricing
      • what to bring – items for your tack bag
      • Be prepared – common questions from cat owners
  10. Module 10: THE BUSINESS OF PROFESSIONAL GROOMING

    Sub Module A – First Aid

      • heatstroke – prevention, symptoms, first aid
      • cardio pulmonary resuscitation – ABC’s for small,
      • large, giant breeds
      • choking – prevention, symptoms, first aid
      • controlling bleeding – minor to severe wounds,
      • pressure points, tourniquets
      • sprains or fractures – dressings, splints, aftercare
      • First Aid Kit
      • necessary items list
      • first aid book

     

    Sub Module B – Hints, Tips, Trade Secrets

      • stains, teeth, breath, foreign substances
      • fleas, odors, epilepsy
      • nicks, cuts, clipper burn
      • nail clipping, ear cleansing
      • tooth brushes, finishing blades
      • clipper lines, carding
      • foot detail – rounding techniques, toes and pads
      • hock hair, ear flaps
      • free handing with clippers
      • topknot tying, single and double
      • bows, barrettes, bandanas
      • make your own – simple instructions
      • creative grooming, colouring, nail polish, manic panic,
      • blow pens
      • tools of the trade

     

    Sub Module C – Disinfectants and Pesticides

      • understanding labels
      • dilutions
      • disinfectant detergents
      • cost ratio – use/dilution
      • pesticides – in buildings, on animals
      • OSHA (Occupation Safety & Health Administration)
      • MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets)

     

    Sub Module D – Groomer Health and Safety

      • warming up
      • safe lifting
      • personal safety equipment
      • accident prevention
      • clean air

     

    Sub Module E – Salon Design and Floor Plans

      • Salon design examples
      • Single groomer
      • Single groomer with retail sales area
      • Two groomer
      • Two groomer with retail sales area
      • Multi groomers
      • Multi groomers with retail sales area
      • A properly equipped, safety oriented, ergonomic salon
      • Mobile units
      • Salon layout and floor plans

     

    Sub Module F – Business Start Up

      • Best business category for you – overview
      • Home based, storefront, mobile, house call
      • Business viability
Diploma Completion Requirement
    • Successful study and completion of all course modules
    • Successful completion of each module test
    • Completion of a supervised final comprehensive memory exam
    • Hands on grooming practice is subject for grading
Additional Information:
    • Courses are delivered by a Qualified Professional Pet Groomer
    • Lessons include both theory and hands on practice
    • Notes will be given to each student
    • Course includes exams
    • Each student must bring their own grooming tools
    • Lessons are held twice a week
      • Tuesday from 5:30pm – 8:00pm
      • Saturday from 2:00pm to 6:30pm

Details

  • Starting 4th July 2017
  • Course Duration: 150hrs
  • Course Fee: €1,600 (payments can be split into installments)
  • Deposit of €250 is required
  • Location: Fgura