Course Catalog

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Courses Offered

 

 

Introduction to Dogs & Dog Grooming

This course is designed to provide the student with foundational knowledge of dogs, AKC breeds, colors and coat types, AKC breed groups, canine nutrition, handling and safety around dogs, reading canine body language and canine behavior. This course will also prepare the student for working in a salon as a dog groomer by introducing them to common tools, equipment and products used by groomers, salon etiquette, communicating with co-workers and pet parents, and proper pre-grooming, bathing, drying and brushing procedures. 

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Pet Hygiene Course

This course is designed to provide the student with the hands-on training and instruction required to become a professional dog bather. This class, taken with the Introduction to Dogs & Dog Grooming Course, will allow the student to enter the Certified Dog Groomer Course or to seek employment in any dog grooming salon or veterinary office as a Certified Pet Hygienist/Bather (title may vary by location).

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Certified Dog Groomer Course

This course is designed to provide students with the instruction and hands-on experience grooming dogs within an actual salon environment. The student will learn how to properly bathe dogs and style their hair according to breed standard and owner requests. The student will work with dogs of a wide variety of breeds, coat types and temperaments, as well as gain experience working with peers and communicating with pet parents. This invaluable experience will prepare the student for providing exemplar customer service and high quality grooming services in their future careers endeavors. Combined with the Pet Hygiene Course and the Introduction to Dogs and Dog Grooming Course, upon completion of this course the student will be eligible for job placement assistance and will be able to work in any dog grooming salon or veterinary office as a Certified Dog Groomer.

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Advanced Dog Groomer Course

This course is designed to provide the student with the instruction and hands-on instruction required to achieve advanced level dog grooming skills to become an Advanced Professional Dog Groomer/Hygienist. This course, along with the Pet Hygiene Course, the Introduction to Dogs and Dog Grooming Course, and the Certified Dog Groomer Course, the student will be able to seek employment in any dog grooming facility or veterinary office as a Certified Advanced Dog Groomer.

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Additional Courses

(Non-Certificate)

 

Personal Dog Grooming Course

 

WCGA offers a one-day course for pet parents that is custom tailored to fit your specific pet regardless of breed or size. This class can be retaken as needed. Topics include but not limited to: nail grinding/clipping, teeth cleaning/maintenance, ear care, nutrition, bathing, anal gland expression, healthy coat/skin.

Cost: $400  (Now $189 on Groupon!)
Duration: 2 hrs - 4 hrs
Languages: English, Spanish, Japanese

 

 

 Seminar Topics: Various Topics

 

 

 

 Price: $150
Class Length : 3 hrs
Languages: English / Spanish
Open to the Public
Topics may be suggested through our Contact page

 

 This Academy class teaches the major themes of owning a dog. Topic are generally broad and may be suggested through our Facebook or pm;everything that is needed in an corporate or private salon. This course requires no previous experience in dog grooming,

 

 

 Self Development Groomer Courses:

 

 

 

 Price: varies
Class Length : varies
Languages: English / Spanish
Must have prior experience
Topics: vary
(suggestions accepted through Contact page)

 

 This Academy class is a continuing education class designed for those who want to keep current on the latest trends as well as refresh their skills!














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