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UTAH SCHOOL OF PET GROOMING
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K-9 & Equine
Psychology course.

INCLUDED IN ALL CLASSES

Both Professional & Hobby class include this wonderful course.

WEEK ONE

Class: Monday thru Wednesday 5-8pm, & a Saturday Equine class (time & address to be announced) if weather permits.

Day 1    Foundation…

  • Decoding the Universal Language all animals share.  

  • This class is all about the “why”?

  • Understand dog language and how to fulfill their instinctual needs.

Day 2    Simple no-nonsense, easy to follow tips and tools…

  • K-9 anatomy

  • Practice behavior modification techniques with your dog.

  • Clip and Dremel nails

  • Safe and comfortable De-matting technique, brush and coat comb out.

Day 3    HANDS-ON workshop for you and your dog!  (Bring your OWN dog)

  • Clipper and blade care

  • Correct and safe use of equipment

  • Clip body and legs 

 

Day 4  Saturday: HANDS-ON Equine EXPERIENCE. GUARANTEED TO

BLOW YOUR MIND!

  • Interact on an instinctual level and understand horse Language.

  • Family friendly indoor opportunity to interact with a variety of unique horses, ponies and an EXTREMELY rare ZORSE (mom is a horse, dad is an African Zebra) *If weather permits.

Professional 
Dog Grooming Class

AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF K-9 EQUINE PSYCHOLOGY COURSE

(See description at top)

CHAPTER 1

  • Animal*Species*Breed* Name

  • Projecting Intention

  • Migrating/ Exercise*Discipline*Affection

  • Rules*Boundaries*Limitations

  • Intention*Migration*Exercise-Discipline-Affection

 

CHAPTER 2

  • Canine: Control,

  • Canine Anatomy: Ear*Nail*Anal Gland

  • Senior Dogs: 7 things a senior dog would like to tell you

  • Physical Aliments:

    • Torn ACL*Hip Dysplasia*Diabetes*Luxation of the Patella*Hip Dysplasia*Epilepsy*Congestive Heart Failure*Periodontal Disease*Hematomas*Warts*Moles & Skin flaps

 

CHAPTER 3

  • EXTERNAL & INTERNAL PARASITES:

    • Mange*Dog Lice*Fleas*Ticks*Ring Worm*Tape Worm

  • SKIN DISORDERS:

    • Dermatitis*Allergic Dermatitis*Dog Vaccination Chart

 

CHAPTER 4

EXPLORING YOUR OPTIONS IN THE PET GROOMING INDUSTRY

  • As a business owner

  • Employee for a Mom & Pop Shop

  • Independent contractor privately owned shop

  • Employee for a National Corporate Shop

  • Booth Rental

  • Business Ower "In Home Shop"

  • Business Owner of a "Retail Store Front Shop"

  • Business Owner "Mobile Grooming"

  • Pre Bathing Preparation

 

CHAPTER 5

BEGINNING HANDS ON TRAINING

  • Hourly Tracking Sheet

  • Personal Care (Posture/Arm & Wrist)

  • Blade Care

  • Personal Safety Eval

  • Thorough Evaluation of Dog prior to Grooming

  • Nail Clipping Eval

  • Brush out & De-matting

  • Proper & Humane Brush-Out

  • De-shedding Technique & Procedure

  • High velocity Dryer De-shed

  • De-matting Technique & Procdure

  • Ear hair removal

  • Ear Cleaning 

 

CHAPTER 6

BATH BRUSH & GROOMING ASSISTANT: BATHING & DRYING

  • Proper & Humane Control Positions

  • Expressing Anal Glands

  • How to Properly Apply & Lather Shampoo

  • Understand the use of Therapeutic Shampoo

  • Avoid eye, ear & skin irritation or injuries when bathing

  • High Velocity Blow Dry / De-shed

  • Drying with HEATING ELEMENTS IS THE #1 KILLER

  • Avoid Eye, Ear & Skin Irritations when using high velocity dryer

  • Implementing Time Efficient Habits

  • Clipping Pads, Delicate Areas

 

CHAPTER 7

ROUGH-IN PRE-FINISH

  • Hourly Tracking

  • Delicate Areas

  • Scissoring Feet

  • Introduction to Body & Legs

  • Introduction to:

    • Rough-in*Kennel Trim*Outline Clip*Field Trim*Clip on*Short Leg Terrier*Long Leg Terrier. 

 

CHAPTER 8

BASIC PET GROOMING: INTRODUCTION TO HEADS*

BREED PATTERNS & STYLES

  • Diamond & Stop Trimming with shears

  • #10 Blade Bridge of Nose

  • #10 Blade Ear Opening for Teddy Bear Head

  • Ear Shaving Outside & #10 blade inside: *Ears*Tail

  • Introductions to: Short Leg Terrier

    • Westi Head*Teddy Bear Head*Long Leg Terrier*Schnauzer Head*Poodle Head*Spaniel Head"

 

CHAPTER 9

CLIENT RECEPTION & CARE

  • Appointments

  • Client Reception

  • Examine Pet Before Grooming

  • Delivery of the Groomed Pet

  • Hands on Customer Care

Hobby Class
 

AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF K-9 EQUINE PSHCHOLOGY COURSE

(See description at top)

Student will bring the same dog for all 5 days:  long hair and cannot be aggressive!

WEEK TWO: HANDS-ON

 

Day 1 

  • Practice behavior modification techniques with your dog.

  • Clip and Dremel nails

  • Safe and comfortable De-matting technique, brush and coat comb out.

  • Correct and safe use of equipment

  • Clip body and legs

  • Safety and control while bathing

  • Safety and comfort when using a high velocity dryer

  • Ear care; ear evaluation, hair removal and cleaning

 

Day 2

  • Styling head, ears and tail

  • Finish work

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