Letter from the
School of Pet Grooming History
Leave of Absence
Poodle & Mixed
The Philosophy and Objectives of Virginia School of Pet Grooming in Manassas Park, VA
To teach students to accurately groom all breeds of dogs with emphasis
on the most popular pet breeds: Cocker Spaniels, Poodles, Bichon Frises,
West Highland White Terriers, Malteses, and Yorkshire Terriers. Special
attention will be given to grooming the mixed breeds. In all instances,
quality over quantity will be emphasized. It is our belief that speed
develops as a matter of course.
To teach the groomers of tomorrow animal safety and consideration through
education on temperament and psychology of the canine/feline. Each student
will learn humane restraint techniques for hard to handle pets
and will become acquainted with our rehabilitation methods for those pets
that MUST be handled in a veterinary office and not in the normal grooming
To teach the student new concepts in shop design and cleanliness. Students
will hopefully come away with a new outlook on grooming and what is possible
in this industry.
We believe that pet grooming can be rewarding both emotionally and financially
but it is not the career for everyone. The work is hard and requires an
enormous amount of dedication, patience and love of animals. An ability
to tactfully educate the pet owner is of utmost importance. An aggressive,
confrontational way of dealing with clients are counter productive. Most
of the mistakes made by owners in pet care are made out of ignorance.
A helpful, positive attitude protects the new groomer from the burn
out some experience two or three years later.