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Dog Grooming Program at Harper CE

Have you ever wanted to learn how to groom dogs?

Dog Grooming Assistants jobs are expected to grow about 11% over the next 5 years according to occupational outlook.

A Dog Grooming  Assistant or Bather is an entry-level position and is the first step to becoming a professional dog groomer. In this program, you will learn how to identify dog breeds, be able to handle pets safely and compassionately, understand different coat types, the correct way to bathe a dog, how to dry a dog to be ready for styling, safe and efficient brushing techniques, as well as the proper way to trim nails, clean ears and externally express anal glands.

Click here to visit our Pet and Animal Career page at ce.harpercollege.edu.

Our Dog Grooming Assistant program is taught by an award-winning Certified Master Groomer. All classes are held in a working pet grooming shop to enable students to integrate knowledge into action while working with dogs.

Dog Grooming Assistant Courses:

DOG GROOMING ASSISTANT PART 1: Take the first step to becoming a professional dog groomer by learning the art from a Master Groomer. This comprehensive introduction to professional dog grooming includes dog groups, dog breeds, breed standards, grooming safety, and positive handling techniques. Information from Dog Grooming Assistant Part 1 and 2 will be integrated. Students purchase grooming kit and course materials.

DOG GROOMING ASSISTANT PART 2: This class builds upon the skills learned in Dog Grooming Assistant 1. Under the guidance of a Master Groomer, students will develop the skills to become an assistant dog groomer. Topics include grooming safety, product selection, dog bathing and drying, nail clipping and filing, ear cleaning and plucking, and external anal gland expression. Students purchase grooming kit and course materials.

Please note, not all courses are offered every semester.

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