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Virginia School of Pet Grooming's All Breed Pet Grooming Program in Manassas Park

 

All Breed Pet Grooming Program

The objective of the Virginia School of Pet Grooming is to prepare students for employment as pet groomers through classroom lectures and practical, hands on experience in grooming all recognized breeds and specialized training in scissoring techniques. We want to produce groomers who are capable, humane, knowledgeable, and professional.

Length of Programs

Our class time runs 660 hours, 16 weeks, Monday through Friday and every other Saturday. The program can be tailored to meet individual needs.

Subject Hours
The History of the Dog / Breed Identification
2
Animal Psychology and Behavior
2
First Aid and CPR for Dog, Cat and Man (Video) 
1
Selection of equipment: Safety, care, sanitization
2
Diseases / parasites: identification, sanitization
8
Foundation for grooming skills
20
Grooming vocabulary of the dog and cat
5
Skin disorders / nutrition of the dog and cat
2
Brushing, combing and dematting
20
Shop Management and Public relations
8
Cat grooming
30
All breed practical experience
560

Total Hours

Lecture hours are given with the practical work program as each topic arises. Any situations not able to be experienced directly will be covered separately via books, tapes and home study.

660