Hands on Introduction to Dog Grooming - Southport

About the course

This introductory level course is designed to suit both the pet dog groomer looking for further training and advice on looking after the family pet or the sound start for the person considering a possible career in the dog grooming industry. Covering health, care and basic grooming requirements, on completion candidates should gain the satisfactory background knowledge, tuition and practical experience move on to a higher level or adequately satisfy the needs of grooming at home.

This course does not lead to a qualification, but can be supported by a Myerscough College attendance and completion certificate if required to commence and support further training.

This course now delivered in the West Lancashire area, now incorporates Barkdale Dog Grooming & Spa, Southport, Merseyside to the already successful joint training partnership between Myerscough College and Canine Health and Hydro, Clitheroe, Lancashire

The course will cover the following areas:

· Introduction to equipment

· Basic dog handling skills

· Introduction to bathing and drying.

· Drying techniques and brushes for different coat types

· Clipping nails

· Ear cleaning and plucking

· clearing under the dog's pads

· Hygiene clips

· Basic trimming around feet and furnishings.

· All off grooms and basic styles.

· Further clipping techniques

· Consolidation of clipping experience to involve full basic "pet groom" on a selection of breeds

Additional Information

All tools and equipment will be provided, but candidates are expected to bring a suitable waterproof apron or specialist grooming top and wear suitable non-slip footwear. These items are available on line from http://www.groomers-online.com/

Progression

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Introductory Dog Grooming* delivered via Canine Health and Hydro

This course is an intensive 'block delivery' format leading towards City & Guilds qualification standards

Assessments are independent

Please ask the course tutor for further details or contact Poppy at Canine Health and Hydro

*(Reduction in course fees and duration are applicable if the candidate has attended the Myerscough College 'Hands on Introduction to Dog Grooming')

Animal Studies

Britain is well regarded as a nation of animal lovers, from companion pets to large animal collections. This has resulted in a multi-million pound industry, ranging from well known national pet feed companies to pet stores, catteries and kennels and numerous other businesses providing for the needs of animals.

If you care about animals and have a deep interest in their health and wellbeing, Myerscough provides an excellent opportunity for you to further your studies. You'll develop a range of skills and have the opportunity to care for a range of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, farm animals, reptiles and amphibians and a range of invertebrates.