Professional Dog Bather
This is an in-depth course designed to build confidence in knowledge and technical skills to get you started in an entry-level position in the Professional Pet Industry. The course includes the application of all technical skills necessary to brush, bathe, and apply proper drying techniques for all dog breeds and coat types. During this course, you will learn and put into practice the basic methods of scissoring and clipping for correct anatomy of the dogs eye's, ears , nose, and feet in addition to sanitary clipping and teeth brushing. Students will understand time management, pet handling and proper customer service and animal care.
- Pet Grooming Introduction
- Use and Care of Grooming Equipment
- Sanitation and Sterilization
- Canine Anatomy
- Coat Basics
- Pet Handling and Safety
- Dog Communication
- Preparation of Pets for Grooming
- Basic Production knowledge
- Bathing, Brushing, and Drying
- Basic Clipper and Scissor Techniques
- Finishing Touches
- Understanding the Salon Environment
- Building Customer Loyalty
- Personal and Professional Development
- Graduation Requirements
State Licensure and Approval
American Grooming Academy is a private vocational school approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education under the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 and Title 5. California Code of Regulations Division 7.5. Private Postsecondary Education. The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education approval means that this institution and its operation comply with the standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private post-secondary educational institutions. Institutional approval is subject to continual review and the institution must reapply for approval every three years.
American Grooming Academy Helpful Links
Read American Grooming Academy’s School Catalog (2016-2017)!
American Grooming Academy Student Brochure.
Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education.
The American Grooming Academy Performance Fact Sheet for each program offered.
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The American Grooming Academy Annual Report 2016.
BPPE Annual Report for 2016 – Professional Bather Program.
BPPE Annual Report for 2016 – Professional Pet Stylist Program.
BPPE Annual Report for 2016 – Professional Advance Pet Stylist Program.