Professional Pet Stylist

This course is designed to build confidence through knowledge and technical skills to launch you into the Pet Industry as a Professional Pet Stylist upon graduation. Students will be taught everything offered in the Professional Dog Bather course, AND learn proper use of grooming tools to perform skilled techniques in clipping, thinning shear use, scissoring, and de-shedding. Students will learn the AKC Breed Groups and Body Patterns as wells as how to groom mixed breeds while applying creativity, balance, symmetry and proper expression to all.

Includes Professioanl Bather Milestones 1 – 7

Milestone 8
Skin structure and Conditions
Pet Nutrition
AKC Breed Recognition – continuation
Industry Terminology – continuation
Milestone 9
Therapeutic Bathing
Grooming Techniques using Snap-on Comb Attachments
Milestone 10
Styles and Patterns
Scissoring Techniques
Balance and Symmetry
Milestone 11
Salon Environment with Introduction to Mobile Grooming
Mobile Pet Grooming
First Aid For Pets
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.