Dog Grooming Classes

Dog Grooming Classes - Learn How to Groom Right!

dog grooming classesYou can take dog grooming classes if you want to do it as a career or you can take them to get a better idea of what you need to do to better care for your dog's coat and hygiene.

If you're thinking about doing dog grooming for a living, it's a good idea to pay for classes.

There are free ones online but they're not going to be nearly as thorough as you need if you want to be able to charge people for doing it.

Taking dog grooming classes online is probably the best way to go because it's the cheapest and you'll get all the training you need to do a professional job. The one thing you won't get with the online classes is instant feedback but that doesn't mean it's not effective.

There are some pretty good dog grooming classes that you can take from home as well. Rather than taking the courses online, you get videos that you can watch on your DVD player or computer. Just like with online classes, the benefit is being able to progress at your own pace without having to worry about driving across town each time you have a class. The downside is a lack of instand feedback.

Keep in mind that even though dog grooming classes that you do from your home don't have feedback, it doesn't mean that you can't get personal help and coaching. You'll usually be able to get expert advice from the creators of the course and be able to contact them via phone or email any time they have a problem.

What to Look for in Dog Grooming classes

Since there are so many different dog grooming classes to choose from, you want to know what to look for. Some of them are aimed at those with quite a bit of experience working with dogs and others are aimed at those that are complete beginners.

Some of of the dog grooming courses are specifically designed for those that want to know how to groom their own dogs from their heads to their paws. These classes will show you how to properly brush fur and cut it if necessary, and they will show you how to clean teeth and ears. They'll also show you the right way to clip nails and care for paws.

After going through these types of dog grooming classes, you'll feel really confident caring for your own dog!

The more extensive courses for learning how to groom dogs go into much greater detail and will give you information about all the different breeds. You won't just get general tips about what you need to do in order to keep your dog groomed. These kinds of classes will show you how to turn a filthy dog into an award winning best of breed!

The other main component to dog grooming classes for those that want to make a career out of is the inclusion of business fundamentals. These types of courses will give you advice about how to find clients and do bookkeeping.

These are important aspects of any business, and being a dog groomer is no different!

If you are interested in dog grooming classes for the purposes of starting a career, you might want to check out Basics & Beyond Grooming. The package is a home study course presented in DVD format. I'm personally not affiliated with it in any way (nor should you take this as a recommendation), but it has a good reputation and testimonials from pretty happy customers. You can check it out here:

If you are really serious about dog grooming classes and can see yourself going as far as opening a full blown salon one day, then you should check out the Nash Academy. The original Academy is located in Lexington, Kentucky and has limited student housing options if you want to go there.

The Academy has become so popular that they have expanded quite rapidly and are now offering training in Nash approved locations across the United States and Canada. They also offer online courses for dog groomers and those that want to be able to do it for a living one day.

To complete their dog grooming training program in full you'll need to pay around $3000 total. It's an investment for sure, but if you are serious about owning a salon where you groom dogs for a living then it might be a good one. Again, I can't personally vouch for the quality of the courses or the legitimacy of what they teach, but they have a solid reputation in the canine community. You can check them out at their site here:

No matter what your goals are with dog grooming classes, you'll be helping to keep more dogs happy and healthy with your new knowledge!


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