Professional Dog Bather

This is an in depth course designed to build confidence through knowledge and technical skills to get you started in an entry level position in the Professional Pet Industry. The course includes the application of all technical skills necessary to brush, bathe, and apply proper drying techniques for all dog breeds and coat types. During this course you will learn and put into practice the basic methods of scissoring and clipping for correct anatomy of the dogs eyes, ears , nose, and feet in addition to sanitary clipping and teeth brushing. Students will understand time management, pet handling and proper customer service and animal care.

Milestone 1
Pet Grooming Introduction and Procedures
Industry Terminology
Use and Care of Grooming Equipment
Sanitation and Sterilization
Milestone 2
Dog Anatomy and Biology
Skin Conditions
Internal and External Parasites
Milestone 3
AKC Breed Recognition
Behavioral Theory
Pet Handling and Safety
Milestone 4
Preparation of Pets for Grooming
Product Knowledge and their recommend usage and benefits
Bathing, Brushing and Drying Methods and Technique
Milestone 5
Basic Clipper and Scissor Techniques
Finishing Touches
Milestone 6
Building Customer Loyalty
The Salon Environment
Milestone 7
Career Development – Introduction to Career Paths

State Licensure and Approval

American Grooming Academy is a private vocational school approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education under the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 and Title 5. California Code of Regulations Division 7.5. Private Postsecondary Education. The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education approval means that this institution and its operation comply with the standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private post-secondary educational institutions. Institutional approval is subject to continual review and the institution must reapply for approval every three years.