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Introduction to Pet Grooming
This is a basic course and is designed to help you learn all of the techniques that professional groomers use, how to bathe pets properly and how to handle dogs. Not only will it help you to save money on grooming services for your own dog but also your pet grooming skills may be in demand from family and friends.
This course will serve as good basis for anyone intending to become involved in the MDBA advanced course for groomers and in many areas of volunteer work and employment where basic handling or grooming dogs is involved. This is not primarily a vocational course but you may find that you wish to progress to the Professional Pet Groomer course to advance your skills at the money making level. This will also be a good grounding for anyone wanting to apply for many positions entailing animal care or attendance.
No previous experience or study required to complete this course
Units in Course
Description of Unit 1
1. Why is grooming so Important?
2. Expense Issues.
3. Grooming for shows or special events.
4. Types of Coats
5. Dog Grooming Tools, supplies and equipment
6. Preparing your dog for grooming.
7. The things that affect a grooming
8. Things that affect a dog's appearance
9. Your dog's grooming manners.
10. Canine anatomy and terminology.
Description of Unit 2
1. Brushing and Combing Basics.
2. Massaging your dog.
3. Basic Techniques.
4. Dealing with mats
5. Bathing Basics
9. Recognising problems
10. Anal Sacs
11. Tooth Brushing
12. Tear stains
13. Clipping basics
Description of Unit 3
1. Anti-Stick- Anti Stink Kit and treatments
Description of Unit 4
1. Major assignment
2. Business planning
3. Observation of professional grooming
On average 8 months home study.Maximum Time allowed 24 months from purchase date.
Qualification on completion – MDBA Certificate of Achievement.
Students must have basic English literacy and numeracy skills.
Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.
Students will need access to a computer and the internet.