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Saturday Workshops- Learn to groom your own dogs

Saturday Workshop $50
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A Private Vocational School
13890 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 517-9546
Fax: 727-517-1586
Salon: 727-596-CLIP (2547)
showgroomschool @ aol.com


Tuesday - Friday
11:00am - 5:00pm
On special event days hours may vary. Students may visit our video library from 9am to 11am Tuesday through Thursday.

CSWPGP Complete 16 Week Pet Grooming: 352 Clk Hrs

Students will observe up to Fifty Breeds

First Four Weeks: 88 Hours

  • Orientation
  • Safety
  • Equipment
  • Proper Handling
  • Restraint Techniques
  • Demonstration: Toy Breed
  • Special Care of the Young & Old
  • Bathing and Drying Techniques
  • Conditioning the Coat
  • Ear Maintenance
  • Nails: Cutting and Grinding
  • Blow Drying Techniques
  • Begin Clipper Techniques
  • Begin "Ruff Cuts"
  • Study and Interpret Breed Standards of the Toy and Terrier Groups
  • Demonstration: Terrier Breed
  • Work Ethic
  • Test

Second Four Weeks: 88 Hours

  • Beginning Thinning Shear Techniques
  • Dematting and Shed-outs
  • Proper use of Magnet Stripper and Rake
  • Demonstrations: Sporting and Non-Sporting
  • Study and Interpret Breed Standards of the Sporting and Non-Sporting Groups
  • Q&A with AKC Judge
  • Prioritizing Time and Speed Techniques
  • Shop Management and Operations
  • Test

Third Four Weeks: 88 Hours

  • Mixed Breed Magic
  • Practice Scissor Techniques
  • Heads and Enhancing Expression
  • Study and Interpret Breed Standards of the Hound and Working Groups
  • Some Rare Breeds
  • Cat Bathing, Drying and Grooming
  • Demonstrations: Hound and Working Breeds
  • Veterinarian Lecture (see vet curriculum)
  • Test

Fourth Four Weeks: 88 Hours

  • Demonstration: Grooming the Poodle for Show
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Finishing Techniques
  • Scissoring and Thinning Systematically
  • Demonstration: Herding Breed
  • Study and Interpret Breed Standards of The Miscellaneous Class and the Herding Group
  • Video
  • Field trip to Local Dog Show
  • Test

Sixteen week program includes:

  • Field Trip to a local Dog Show
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Some Show Grooming

Students have a one half hour lunch break.

Basic Curriculum: 8 Weeks: 176 Hours

Complete 12 Week Curriculum: 264 Hours

Advanced Curriculum: 8 Weeks: 176 Hours


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