Online Dog Grooming Classes

How the heck can you learn to groom pets online? Sounds impossible, doesn't it. Do you groom virtual pets to get your hands on experience? I went on a little quest to see what is available to someone who wants to learn to groom, but does not have the time or the money to attend a fancy grooming academy. There are certificate and diploma programs available for those seeking online dog grooming classes. You've seen them advertised on those late night television commercials. Are they worth it? You be the judge.

The certificate program is a good choice for someone who is already working in the grooming industry. It takes about three months to complete and costs substantially less attending a school. There are finance plans available. The certificate program teaches anatomy and grooming techniques via CD and books. It also covers starting a business, client relations and many other things one needs to be on their own. There are no practical requirements because the person is getting practical experience on the job.

The diploma program takes longer, six months, and six months of practical experience. There are exams at every of stage of the course and often 24/7 tutor support. If you are currently working in another field and want to learn grooming at home, this is a good option. You can take classes and exams at your convenience, evenings, weekends, whatever works for you. The diploma course costs between $1,000.00 and $2,000.00 not including tools and equipment. This is still much less than attending a school. Typical school costs can be upwards of $7,500.00.

Sure, you can learn anatomy and basic haircuts from a book or video and learning basic business skills should be a snap online. All things said, you are still going to need some hands on experience and most of us do not have multiple pets of our own to practice on. Some established groomers will take you on as an apprentice. I learned some basic skills working in a veterinary hospital from the in house groomer. Expect to do a lot of bathing and drying before you get your hands on the clippers, but it is valuable experience as well. You will learn proper handling techniques.

Here are a couple of suggestions to get your practical experience. Many shelters have pets in desperate need of grooming. You can practice and the animals will be pretty enough to get adopted. It's a mutually beneficial situation. Of course, you could also practice on pets belonging to understanding friends and family members. I stress "understanding" because your first efforts may be less than perfect. Some people place flyers advertising their services at little to no cost and of course, stressing that they are learning to groom. It may be a good way to build a client base if you're planning to open a shop once you graduate.

There are a number of accredited programs to help you. Just remember, you need to be motivated and able to work on your own. What you put into it is what you get out of it. The harder you work, the better the results. If you are committed to it, you could be working for yourself or a grooming business doing something you love within a fairly short period of time.

 




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President Obama to Grads: We Should Invest in People Like You - TIME

TIME

President Obama to Grads: We Should Invest in People Like You
TIME
Thank you. Thank you so much. Congratulations. Thank you so much. Thank you. Everybody, please have a seat. Well, hello, Watertown! It's good to be in South Dakota. I want to thank Governor Daugaard and the First Lady. Apparently, Michelle and her, .

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Six ways for teens to make money during summer vacation - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor

Six ways for teens to make money during summer vacation
Christian Science Monitor
Whether your soft spot is for dogs, cats, hamsters or geckos, you can use the same mass email tactic I use to get babysitting jobs, and offer up yourself as a dog walker, pet groomer, or full-time pet sitter! Lots of families go on vacation in the .

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Rescue dogs get pampered by dog grooming service - The Argus

The Argus

Rescue dogs get pampered by dog grooming service
The Argus
This was no different for a cluster of rescue dogs who for so long have been deprived of a bit of TLC. Fruit facials, massages and a jacuzzi bath were the order of the day for the pampered pooches when they visited a dog grooming service. They were .

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Pet Envy Grooming and Boutique opens in Tulare - Visalia Times-Delta

Visalia Times-Delta

Pet Envy Grooming and Boutique opens in Tulare
Visalia Times-Delta
Now the staff averages between 70 and 80 dogs on any given weekday. Since the opening of the store, Heather said she's done almost all the jobs herself, from running the front counter to bathing and grooming. But how she runs her store demonstrates how .

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President Obama's visit: The Speech - KSFY

KSFY

President Obama's visit: The Speech
KSFY
You see, back in 2007, Alexis owned a small dog-grooming business. And her husband, Nathaniel, worked construction. And one day, misfortune hit, and Nathaniel got injured and he had to leave his job. And then the recession hit, and her small business .

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