DIY Dog Grooming

DIY Dog Grooming
Price: 
$140.00

Category: 
Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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There are many reasons regularly grooming your dog is important. A few are changing climates, avoiding stinky, matted hair, and flea and tick control. Our DIY Dog Grooming course will explain the proper steps for professionally grooming your pets – all from the comfort of your home. You’ll be introduced to a number of grooming tools, techniques for bathing and trimming, and cleaning up after common problems, such as dirt and paint. We’ll also discuss how to use items from your pantry – such as essential oils and making your own dry shampoo and leave-in conditioners. This course will help improve your dog’s quality of life by showing you safe, effective, and proper grooming techniques you can easily do from home on your schedule. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall ways for identifying your dog’s coat and ear types for proper grooming
  • Identify common tools and techniques for grooming and brushing - including clippers, shears, and handling mats
  • Recognize proper ways for bathing your dog, trimming nails and hair, and common solutions for grooming problems
  • Discuss household items that can be made to groom your dog - including essential oils, dry shampoo, and conditioners

DIY Dog Grooming Module 1
Identification and Tools

Nobody will share the same special bond that you do with your dog. Taking the time and effort to learn how to properly groom your pet is important. The first module of this course will help you identify your dog’s type of coat and recommended grooming tips. We’ll also cover anatomy of nails, ears, and paws. Finally, we discuss common grooming tools such as brushes, combs, shears, and nail care.

  • Dog Breed
  • Hair Type
  • Nails and Ears
  • Brushes and Combs
  • Shears, Clippers, Nail Care

DIY Dog Grooming Module 2
Brushing and Bathing

Brushing is the most important tool for early detection of many health issues. You’ll be able to identify bumps, skin issues, fleas, and ear problems. In this module we’ll examine the de-matting process and how to work with undercoats. We’ll also discuss proper techniques for bathing your dog – shampooing, conditioning, thoroughly rinsing, and how to wash faces and ears.

  • Brushing and Mats
  • De-Matting
  • Undercoats
  • Shampooing, Rinsing, Conditioning
  • Face, Ears, Teeth

DIY Dog Grooming Module 3
Trimming and Grooming Issues

You should have a clear and planned out idea before beginning the trimming process. In this module, we’ll discuss safe techniques for trimming nails, pads, feed, heads, and faces. We’ll also recognize common problems that your pet might get into such as dirt, paint, grease, skunk smells, fleas, ticks, and how you should treat burns and injuries. 

  • Trimming Nails
  • Trimming Pads, Feet, Heads, Faces
  • Grease, Dirt, Mud
  • Paint, Wax, Superglue
  • Skunk, Fleas, Ticks, First Aid

DIY Dog Grooming Module 4
Accessories and Grooming Solutions 

This module will provide tips and tricks for taking the perfect picture of your pooch. We’ll discuss dramatic haircuts and keeping hair in place to snap the perfect photo. We’ll also cover grooming solutions that you can make at home – such as making dry shampoo, leave-in conditioners, paw cleaners, and ear cleaners.

  • Dramatic Haircuts
  • Essential Oils
  • Dry Shampoo & Leave-in Conditioners
  • Paw Care
  • Ear Cleaner
     

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The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player