Virginia School of Pet Grooming Training Program in Manassas
Foundation for Grooming Skills
will be introduced to the proper techniques and equipment used in basic grooming
functions. He will be taught to trim nails, clean eyes and ears and care for
feet, pads and teeth. Essentials such as clipping feet and tail and preliminary
body trimming are also covered.
Skin Disorders and Nutrition in the Dog and Cat
skin problems and their symptoms will be discussed with emphasis on when veterinary
attention should be sought. Proper nutritional requirements for dogs and cats
of different ages, sex, and health with be studied. Students will be expected
to know the essential nutrients consisting of proteins, fats, carbohydrates,
vitamins, and minerals.
Brushing, Combing and Dematting
will be instructed on how to handle the various types of coats and the problems
that some will present. They will learn how to recognize blown coats and how
they should be stripped as well as how to properly remove mats.
will be given the opportunity to learn the basics of shop management through
exposure to actual shop conditions. He will have an opportunity to develop
time management skills through proper scheduling of duties and work flow.
He will learn how to operate a shop on a professional level through actual
exposure to good retail practices and customer service techniques. Shop set
up/design and essential record keeping is covered.