Professional Pet Grooming with Anesthetic Free Teeth Scaling -
900 Clock Hour Hybrid Program
This program is designed to assist the student with obtaining the necessary skills to professionally groom dogs in a salon, mobile grooming, house call grooming, veterinary practice or other animal care settings. In order to teach the pet grooming skills, the program focuses on working with grooming equipment, customer relations, bathing, hair drying, ear cleaning, combing, brushing, dematting, breed recognition, first aid, styling, diseases of the skin, perfection of scissor work which is covered in the first 550 hours of classroom, lab work in the school and online. In addition, the student will learn the skills needed to perform anesthetic free teeth scaling on dogs and cats. Students will also learn how to properly chart a pet’s teeth as well as tooth diseases, animal behavior, physiology and basic first aid on animals. The anesthetic teeth scaling part of the program will be covered in 300 hours of classroom, lab and online. The last 50 hours is an externship outside of the school. The student is placed in a real world setting such as veterinary practice, mobile grooming van, salon or in a house call grooming environment to apply its learned skills and improve upon them.
This program can be completed in as less than 11 months as a full-time student and as less than 13 months as a part-time student.-
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Professional Pet Grooming Program with Anesthetic Free Teeth Scaling – 900 Clock Hours, Hybrid Delivery
PG 100 Intro to Pet Grooming Basics 30 hours, online or residential delivery
In this course, students will understand the fundamentals of bone structure, bathing, products, prep process and dematting of pets.
PG 101 Breed Recognition, Tools & Equipment 25 hours, online delivery
In this course, students will understand and be able to identify different breeds as well as identifying and using tools and equipment used for grooming.
PG 102 Handling of Pets 25 hours, online delivery
In this course, students will understand proper procedures on handling of pet for grooming which includes canines and felines.
PG 103 Understanding Coat Types 20 hours, online delivery
In this course, students will understand the different coat types including, drop coats, curly coats, double coats and hand stripping on different breeds of pets.
PG 104 Business of Grooming 25 hours, online delivery
In this course, students will understand the numerous avenues graduates can aspire in the grooming profession to include mobile grooming, house call grooming, salon grooming, super stores and subleasing spaces for independent grooming.
PG 105 Grooming 425 hours, residential delivery
In this course, students will have numerous opportunities to practice on live dogs as well as model dogs to gain experience in properly handling of pets, performing grooming services and interacting with customers. Students will learn to perform all aspects of grooming including; customer relations, ear cleaning, nail cutting, pad cleaning, private area cleaning, clippering and scissoring.
TS 101 Anesthetic Free Teeth Scaling and Cleaning 160 hours, online and residential delivery
In this course, students will learn anatomy, charting, first aid, animal behavior, safety, swaddling techniques, use of tools and equipment, oral examination and home dental techniques. Student will learn to perform the basics of teeth scaling and how to use tools and equipment properly.
TS102 Teeth Scaling and Cleaning Lab I 90 hours, residential delivery
In this course, students will have multiple opportunities to handle live pets and practice on properly swaddling pet for teeth scaling along with correctly charting each pet.
TS103 Teeth Scaling and Cleaning Lab II 50 hours, residential delivery
In this course, students will have numerous opportunities to handle more complicated pets such as older pets and larger pets practicing proper teeth scaling techniques to ensure each pet’s teeth are scaled correctly.
PG 106 – Externship 50 hours at school-approved facility
In this course, students will be assigned on an off-site business location to gain on-the-job experience, whereby students can apply the grooming and teeth scaling skills learned.
The student is placed in an actual grooming “job-like” environment for the last 50 hours. The externship, which is a part of the teaching program, is a non-paid placement. This offers an on-the-job experience, whereby the student can perform the grooming skills learned; including customer relations, time management, sales techniques, etc. A proficiency report is submitted by the salon/supervisor and grade sheets are still a part of this module, including a site evaluation by the Campus director. Upon completion of 900 hours, a diploma is then awarded to the graduate.
Open Door Policy for Past Students
If a student attended Merryfield Academy, graduated and/or received a “Completion Certificate” and has decided that they are not fully confident in any area, they may return to school for additional instruction at no additional charge. To learn more about our program, get access to our full catalog here.