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Getting Familiar with the History of Grooming for Pets

Getting Familiar with the History of Grooming for Pets

We know that humans have had pets for hundreds, if not thousands of years. And, currently, grooming competitions are held almost every day across the whole world. But, have we always had to maintain their fur with grooming efforts? Well, grooming for pets had to start somewhere. The history of grooming for pets can help us to understand more about the benefits and need for grooming services. So, learning about this history can help us to remember the need for these useful services. A History of Dogs as Pets and the First Dogs to be Groomed It’s well known that […]

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The Technique for Dog Show Grooming

The Basics of Dog Show Grooming

What Makes Dog Show Grooming Different? This may come as a surprise, but there is a massive difference between pet grooming and dog show grooming. Dogs that are pets and not show dogs are groomed to stay clean and healthy. Getting brushed and having nails clipped now and then is usually enough. Maintenance for a pet is pretty easy. Show dogs, however, need special grooming in order to be at their very best when representing their breed at a dog show. Grooming for show dogs is much more time-consuming and tedious. Planning needs to be done well in advance of […]

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The Difference between Our Grooming School and Others

The Difference between Our Grooming School and Others

Now that you’ve made the decision to become a professional dog groomer, the first step is simple: go to grooming school! Like any college or university, grooming schools offer courses that help you learn about the industry and sharpen your skills. There are many grooming schools out there, and while all of them are unique, there are several things that Merryfield School of Pet Grooming makes sure to offer to all students. Hands-on Learning and Course Work Dog grooming is a hands-on business that requires hands-on learning. Any groomer in training will need lots of practice before entering the field. […]

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Reasons Why Professional Pet Grooming is a Great Career

Reasons Why Professional Pet Grooming is a Great Career

If you are considering professional pet grooming as a career, there are many reasons for you to do so! If you love animals and want to help pets be their healthiest selves, professional pet grooming may be a perfect career choice for you. There are many benefits of choosing a career as a pet groomer. And, by choosing to attend Merryfield School of Pet Grooming, you can be one step closer to obtaining these benefits. A Career Working with Animals Obviously, one of the biggest pros of becoming a professional pet groomer is that you’ll get to spend your days […]

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Shelter and Pet Shop Grooming Contributes to Pet Adoption Rates

Shelter and Pet Shop Grooming Contributes to Pet Adoption Rates

There’s a saying that goes “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of the book and put in the extra effort to maintain its cover. For dogs, grooming carries more importance than most people realize. It can be easy to think that something like grooming is a luxury, but in reality, it is a necessity. So much so in fact that many dogs in shelters and pet shops rely on grooming to find their forever homes with loving families. Shelter and pet shop grooming has a heavy influence over pet adoption rates, […]

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dealing with troubled fun at pet grooming schools

Dealing with Troubled Fur at Pet Grooming Schools

If you are considering enrolling in the programs that pet grooming schools have to offer, you will have to gain knowledge on how to deal with troubled fur. Many longer haired dogs will develop difficult areas of matted fur that will be more demanding of grooming needs. These trouble areas need to be addressed in a way that will not harm the animal and also blend in with the rest of the haircut. Pet grooming schools like Merryfield can teach you how to handle these rough areas in a way that pleases the customer and the furry friend, giving you […]

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Addressing Myths about Cat and Dog Grooming

Addressing Myths about Cat and Dog Grooming

There are many pets in our country, and each of these pets has owners with their own opinions. Many of these opinions regard the care and grooming of their pets, which may differ from person to person. Throughout the industry, pet groomers come into contact with many pet owners who have beliefs of various cat and dog grooming myths. It’s important to debunk these cat and dog grooming myths so that our furry friends can live the happiest and healthiest lives we can manage to provide for them. “I can’t be allergic, he/she is hypoallergenic” Although it is true that […]

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Double Coat Dos and Don’ts

Double Coat Dos and Don’ts

Many dog breeds sport a double coat, but even the most well-studied dog owners might not know how to properly take care of it. A dog’s double coat consists of both a soft undercoat and a long, thick outer coat, each of which performs different functions to protect the dog from the elements. With this in mind, there are some dos and don’ts about double coat care that every dog owner should know. DO Research to Better Understand Your Dog’s Double Coat Double coats are pretty common among herding breeds, retrievers, and terriers, but other breeds may have them as […]

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How to be Invaluable to the Florida Pet Grooming Industry

How to be Invaluable to the Florida Pet Grooming Industry

To be of high importance to the Florida pet grooming industry, you have to know the ins and outs of pet grooming. If you look at pet grooming as just a job, it will be just that for you. But, if you see pet grooming as a chance to blossom into a successful career, you will likely be indispensable to your pet salon and the Florida pet grooming industry as a whole. Learn how to be highly successful and valuable in the eyes of your pet grooming customers by sticking to the important fundamentals of pet grooming taught at Merryfield […]

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Qualification Requirements for Florida’s #1 Pet Grooming School

Qualification Requirements for Florida’s #1 Pet Grooming School

If you wish to attend the nation’s only pet grooming school that is accredited and provides students with financial aid to help pay for tuition, some requirements must be met. Meeting these requirements provides Merryfield school of pet grooming the proper information needed to review potential financial aid and other determining factors of enrollment. Initial Interview During the initial interview, the financial aid department will pull a record from the NSLDS report that provides information on defaulted loans, aggregate limits, and overlapping loans. The office of financial aid will also review any previous education records to determine if you are […]

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